New Artistic Director - Hanna Eckstein

NextStage would like to announce the acceptance of our new staff position of Artistic Director by Hannah Eckstein. Hannah is a featured actress in local theater and has just completed Eight 10@ Eight. You may have seen her work there or Mountain Community Theater. We are so happy to have Hannah on board.

We are planning an exciting year of activities which will include casting three musical reviews, play readings and later in the year casting of our BIG Major Production in Spring 2020. 

Christmas with Dickens

Willing Suspension Armchair Theater And The Dickens Project 

Present: Christmas with Dickens

For Immediate Release

What:       Christmas with Dickens

Charles Dickens just wants to talk about his book, A Christmas Carol, but what happens when Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Mrs. Catherine Dickens, and the Ghost of Christmas Present show up? Chaos, confusion, conflict, and complaints, just like a normal holiday gathering.

Willing Suspension Armchair Theater and the Dickens Project, UCSC, present an original piece written by JoAnna Rottke and directed by Karen Schamberg. Readers will be: Brian Spencer, Frank Widman, Martha Rabin, Susan Forrest, Jim Schultz, and Chris Rich.

JoAnna Rottke spent her best years as Assistant Director of the Dickens Project, a research program at UCSC devoted to the life and works of Charles Dickens. She knows more about Dickens than she’d like to admit.

This event is free, but donations are most welcome and appreciated. There will be refreshments as well as time at the end to ask questions and interact with the author, director and readers.

 When & Where:

Tuesday:         November 27, Downtown Santa Cruz Library at 7 p.m.

Thursday:       November 29, Scotts Valley Library at 7 p.m.

Saturday:        December 1, Watsonville Main Library at 2 p.m.

Tuesday:         December 4, Aptos Library at 7 p.m.

Further Information:

Karen Schamberg: