2015 Season - Find Your Own Path

This season sees Pegasus Theater as a nomadic theater. Like all good nomads we need to know where our faith lies, where our food comes from, and what we are willing to sacrifice for survival and what we cannot let fall by the wayside. We will not always make perfect choices but we will always be true to our community and we will always strive to give those around us a voice. Because what is the point of a community theater if it is not deeply rooted in a community. Every nomadic culture knows that the most important thing that you have is your family. We at Pegasus Theater are committed to our family on this journey and we hope that you continue to journey with us as we pick our path toward the future.

Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang

In these times of so much intolerance and uncertainty it's important to choose the right to laugh at those things that should make us cry. Durang has given us permission to do so in this ridiculous and surprising laugh-out-loud hilarious look at love, sexuality, relationships, and the absolute ridiculousness that the human heart (with the help of some handy dandy therapists) can get itself into.

A Walk in the Woods by Lee Blessing

In our increasingly polarized political system it's important to remember that the person sitting across from you is that, a person. Sometimes we get so caught up in the rhetoric and the "issues" that we forget what and why we are fighting. This play speaks to that part of our humanity that gets lost in the rhetoric and reminds us to follow the path the leads to what binds us and not what separates us.

Tapas New Short Play Festival by you

Tapas is by far the most important show that we do. It is through this annual ritual of new plays, new directors, new playwrights, and new voices that we hear what is important to those around us. This is Community Theater in the truest sense. It is art by, for, and about the community that it is being performed in. In the spirit of bringing our art form closer to the community this will be the first play that Pegasus Theater will be performing at the new River Keeper Park Amphitheater.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

O.K. yes, it is in Iambic Pentameter (incidentally so is your heartbeat). It also uses archaic language and everybody knows that there may or may not be jokes that only an English teacher could love. Nobody though really needs this play translated; we all instinctually understand what deep meaning this play has: namely sex. It is a play about choosing who we want to have sex with and when. It is about flaunting your disrespect for autocratic authority and taking whatever path you want regardless of the risks. Sometimes there are happy endings, and sometimes you end up looking like an ass.

War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

What was it about this broadcast that made it what it was? When did art cross the line into full scale national panic? More importantly did it cross the line? Are we as a people still this gullible? What do we choose to believe? And how does the media influence our beliefs?

Jesus Christ Superstar by Weber and Rice

Your best friend could be God incarnate. He is also about to get himself and everything else that you care about destroyed. Do you stand with him? How can we make the right choice with only our humble human understanding, and is sometimes the wrong choice the one that you were supposed to make all along? Forget Scrooge and wingless angels this season, come back with us to Galilee and see what started all the fuss.

2014 Season

Dr. Cook's Garden

Dr. Cook's Garden by Ira Levin
January 24 — February 16

Set in the late 1960s in a small town on the east coast, this engaging drama looks at who has the right to decide what is good, what is bad, and what cost we should be willing to pay for the "greater good".

All in the Timing

All in the Timing by David Ives
March 21 — April 13

A series of vignettes about the importance timing, David Ives serves up hilarious new perspectives on everything from speed dating, monkeys, to Kafka and the death of Trotsky.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
May 16 — June 8

Another local play, written by Sebastopolians, this hilarious and irreverent slapstick take on the bard is what would happen if you only studied the funny bits all of those years ago in high school English.

Phoenix

Phoenix by Scott Organ
August 1 — August 25

When Bruce and Sue meet four weeks after an uncharacteristic one-night-stand (in New York), Sue has this to say to him: one, I had a great time with you that night and two, let's never see each other again. Thus begins a 4,000 mile journey well beyond the confines of their carefully structured worlds. Bruce is fueled by an overwhelming but undefined compulsion to join her in Phoenix. Sue is reluctantly charmed by his persistence, but steadfast in her resolve to keep him at bay. A dramatic comedy about courage.

Tapas 2014

Tapas: Eighth Annual New Short Play Festival
September 19 — October 12

A community affair, Tapas is by far one of the most anticipated shows every year. This locally written show showcases our talented community in this evening of new one acts. Some will make you laugh and some will make you cry, but all of them will make you glad that you were there.

River Time: the Musical

River Time: the Musical
October 24, 25

Are ghosts the real historians? If you ask a certain ghost in Rio Nido, the answer is yes. And this ghost is ready and willing to help make the community’s history as well as keep track of it. When a rumor surfaces that the Walmart corporation is planning to take over Rio Nido and turn it into a shopping mall, our ghost joins some unlikely champions to defend Rio Nido and its fun-loving heritage. Find out more in 2014 when Pegasus Theater presents River Time: the Musical.

Other Desert Cities

Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz
November 28 — December 21

A dark and funny look at American families told through the eyes of ex-Reagan intimates and their liberal children. This poignant play joins a family on Christmas Eve in Palm Springs wherein the eldest daughter needs to let her family know that her new book is really an expose of all the family secrets.

Pegasus History

Pegasus Theater was formed in 1998 by a group of experienced theater folk living in the Russian River area. The intention: to present quality plays; to develop theater audiences in Sonoma County; to aspire to a high level of artistic achievement, to provoke, to move, to entertain and to have fun doing it! Over the past fifteen years we have produced a wide range of plays, contemporary and classical. And in recent years we have turned our attentions to developing new playwrights and nurturing their work.

2013 Season

Artistic Directors — Nancy Hansen & Beulah Vega

'The Duck Variations' and 'The Madness of Lady Bright' Panache Kimberly Akimbo Tapas:2013 Driving Miss Daisy Sleeping Indoors

Two One Act Plays
The Duck Variations, by David Mamet - Directed by Susan Packer
The Madness of Lady Bright, by Lanford Wilson - Directed by Darlene Kersnar
Panache, by Don Gordon - Directed by Jacquelyn Wells
Kimberly Akimbo, by David Lindsay-Abaire - Directed by Buzz Bense
Tapas:2013, by northern California playwrights - Produced by Lois Pearlman
Driving Miss Daisy, by Alfred Uhry - Directed by Nancy Hansen
Sleeping Indoors, by Jim Holt - Directed by John Rowan

2012 Season

Artistic Director — Nancy Hansen

Sylvia Norman, Is That You? Sister Cities Tapas:2012 Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

Sylvia, by A.R. Gurney - Directed by Beulah Vega
Norman, Is That You?, by Ron Clark & Sam Brobick - Directed by John Rowan and Diz Struffles
Sister Cities, by Colette Freedman - Directed by Jacquelyn Wells
Tapas:2012, by northern California playwrights - Produced by Lois Pearlman
Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, by Tom Mula - Directed by Mark Gregory

2011 Season

Artistic Directors — Diana Grogg & Nancy Hansen

Charley's Aunt Over the River and Through the Woods Avow Tapas:2011 Sherlock's Last Case Lux Radio Hour's Miracle on 34th Street

Charley's Aunt, by Brandon Thomas - Directed by Beulah Vega
Over the River and Through the Woods, by Joe DiPietro - Directed by Diana Grogg
Avow, by Bill C. Davis - Directed by Buzz Bense
Tapas:2011, by northern California playwrights - Produced by Lois Pearlman
Sherlock's Last Case, by Charles Marowitz - Directed by Diana Grogg
Lux Radio Hour's Miracle on 34th Street, Radio Play - Directed by Lois Pearlman

2010 Season

Artistic Directors — Nancy Hansen & Diana Grogg

Tapas:2010 The Oldest Profession It's a Wonderful Life: A Staged Radio Play with Music

Tapas:2010, by northern California playwrights - Produced by Lois Pearlman
The Oldest Profession, by Paula Vogel - Directed by Nancy Hansen
It's a Wonderful Life: A Staged Radio Play with Music - Directed by Lois Pearlman

2009 Season

Artistic Directors — Jacquelyn Wells, Mark Gregory & Nancy Hansen

Tapas:2009 Driving Miss Daisy The Santaland Diaries

Tapas:2009, by northern California playwrights - Produced by Lois Pearlman
Driving Miss Daisy, by Alfred Uhry - Directed by Nancy Hansen
Isn't It Fabulous, by David Beckman - Directed by Scott Kersnar
The Santaland Diaries, by David Sedaris - Directed by Buzz Bense

2008 Season

Artistic Directors — Russell Kaltschmit & Jacquelyn Wells

Tapas:2008 A Perfect Ganesh The Learned Ladies Eastern Standard Art American Gothic: Tales by Edgar Allen Poe The Holly Day Show

Tapas:2008, by northern California playwrights - Produced by Lois Pearlman
A Perfect Ganesh, by Terrence McNally - Directed by Peter Cooper
The Learned Ladies, by Moliere translated by Richard Wilbur - Directed by Michael Tabib
Eastern Standard, by Richard Greenberg - Directed by Buzz Bense
Art, by Yasmina Reza, translation by Christopher Hampton - Directed by Nancy Hansen
American Gothic: Tales by Edgar Allen Poe, by Edgar Allen Poe - Directed by Mark Gregory
The Holly Day Show, Community Show - Directed by Andrea Van Dyke

2007 Season

Artistic Director — Nancy Hansen

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Proof Jeffrey The Sugar Bean Sisters 'Night, Mother The Holly Day Show

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, by Edward Albee - Directed by Michael Tabib
Proof, by David Auburn - Directed by Jacquelyn Wells
Jeffrey, by Paul Rudnick - Directed by Mark Gregory
The Sugar Bean Sisters, by Nathan Sanders - Directed by Peter Cooper
'Night, Mother, by Marsha Norman - Directed by Russell Kaltschmidt
The Holly Day Show, Community Show - Directed by Andrea Van Dyke

2006 Season

Artistic Director — Nancy Hansen

Dim Sum Parade Ghosts Awkward Moments Sweet Jesus Swimming in the Shallows Picasso at the Lapin Agile Tapas:2006 The Glass Menagerie The Holly Day Show

Dim Sum Parade, an Original new play by Scott Kersnar - Directed by Scott Kersnar
Ghosts, by Henrik Ibsen - Directed by Mark Gregory
Awkward Moments; a selection of One Act plays
Sweet Jesus, by Nathan Sanders (A World Premiere) - Directed by Buzz Bense
Sure Thing, by David Ives - Directed by Buzz Bense
Andre's Mother, by Terrence McNally - Directed by David Wright
The Wibbly Wobbly, Wiggly Dance that Cleopatterer Did, by Terrence McNally - Directed by David Wright
The Actor’s Nightmare, by Christopher Durang - Directed by Jon Gale
Speak the Speech Again! (A selection of Shakespearean scenes) - Directed by Mark Gregory
Swimming in the Shallows, by Adam Bock - Directed by Russell Kaltschmidt
Picasso at the Lapin Agile, by Steve Martin - Directed by Jacquelyn Wells
Tapas:2006, by northern California playwrights - Produced by Lois Pearlman
The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams - Directed by Peter Cooper
The Holly Day Show, Community Show - Directed by Andrea Van Dyke

2005 Season

Artistic Director — Nancy Hansen

Speak the Speech Death Trap The Odd Couple Crimes of the Heart Don Juan in Hell Bent The Holly Day Show

Speak the Speech, A montage of Shakespeare monologues conceived by Mark Gregory - Directed by Nancy Hansen
Death Trap, by Ira Levin - Directed by Jeff Hettinger
The Odd Couple, by Neil Simon - Original version directed by Mark Gregory, Female version directed by Sharon Hawthorne
Crimes of the Heart, by Beth Henley - Directed by Peter Cooper
Don Juan in Hell, by George Bernard Shaw - Directed by Robert Wilson
Bent, by Martin Sherman - Directed by Russell Kaltschmidt
The Holly Day Show coordinated by Andrea Van Dyke, featuring music by Dan Patchin

2004 Season

Artistic Director — Nancy Hansen

Blithe Spirit Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Steel Magnolias The Little Foxes

Blithe Spirit, by Noel Coward - Directed by Peter Cooper
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, by Tennessee Williams - Directed by Russell Kaltschmidt
Steel Magnolias, by Robert Harling - Directed by Peter Cooper
The Little Foxes, by Lillian Hellman - Directed by Robert Wilson

2003 Season

Artistic Directors — Michael Tabib & Nancy Hansen

Boys Next Door Sordid Lives Lips Together, Teeth Apart

The Boys Next Door, by Tom Griffin - Directed by Michael Tabib
Sordid Lives, by Del Shores - Directed by Peter Cooper
Lips Together, Teeth Apart, by Terrence McNally - Directed by Russell Kaltschmidt

2002 Season

Artistic Director — Michael Tabib

All My Sons Orpheus Descending Zoo Story

All My Sons, by Arthur Miller - Directed by Peter Cooper
Orpheus Descending, by Tennessee Williams - Directed by Michael Tabib
An Evening of One Act Plays
Zoo Story, by Edward Albee - Directed by Russell Kaltschmidt
Chamber Music, by Arthur Kopit - Directed by Robert Wilson

2001 Season

Artistic Director — Michael Tabib

Marvin's Room One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Obsessions

Marvin's Room, by Scott McPherson - Directed by Sharon Hawthorne
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Dale Wasserman - Directed by Robert Wilson
Obsessions: A Group of One Act Plays
Finding the Sun, by Edward Albee - Directed by Peter Cooper
Landscape, by Harold Pinter - Directed by Regan Durrant
A Chance Meeting, by Frederick Stroppel - Directed by Brian Newberg

2000 Season

Artistic Director — Michael Tabib

The Importance of Being Earnest PrivateLives

The Importance of Being Ernest, by Oscar Wilde - Directed by Michael Tabib
Private Lives, by Noel Coward - Directed by Robert Wilson

1999 Season

Artistic Director — Michael Tabib

Spoon River Anthology, by Edgar Lee Masters
Medea Staged Reading, by Robinson Jeffers

1998 Season

Artistic Director — Michael Tabib

The Taming of the Shrew

Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare - Directed by Michael Tabib