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Livingston’s Caldera Theatre Company (CTC) will present the Christopher Shinn drama Dying City at the Buckhorn Saloon & Theatre, 5237 Hwy 89 South (next to Rosa’s Pizza). Performances will be held for two weekends: Fridays and Saturdays, June 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 8:00 pm and Sundays June 5 and 12, at 3:00 pm. Performances on Fridays and Saturdays will offer the option of a catered dinner one hour before the show.

Admission is $35 for dinner plus the show or $15 for the show only. Advance tickets are required for dinner reservations, and tickets for just the show may be purchased in advance or at the door. Either ticket may be purchased at Elk River Books, 120 N. Main, or through our secure account (either PayPal or credit cards) with the links below.

Dubbed a “low-simmering psychological mystery” by the Washington Post, Dying City tells the gripping story of three people torn apart, partly by war, but more so, by their own fears and mistakes. A year after her husband Craig’s death in Iraq, Kelly, a young therapist, is confronted by Peter, her husband’s twin brother, whom she has been avoiding. Their evening of trying to sort out issues of death, fidelity, politics and sexuality is interspersed by flashback scenes of Craig’s last night before shipping out to Iraq for the last time. The intensity is heightened by both brothers being played by the same actor.

John Heilpern of the New York Observer calls it “a political play and also a psychodrama about what Arthur Miller called ‘the politics of the soul’… The finest new American play I’ve seen in a long while.”

This production features performances by Sherry Pikul and Aaron Schuerr, and is directed by Marc Beaudin, all founding members of the CTC. Performances run 90 minutes and contain adult themes and language.

The dinner option includes country chicken and pork tenderloin entrées with potato, side dishes fresh green salad and deserts crafted by Livingston’s MTPL8, operated by Melissa O’Hair who also owns the newly reopened FeedLot 49 at the Pop Stand. A full-service bar is also available at the Buckhorn, which opens every day at 1 p.m. Additionally, The Thirsty Bull, an on-site wine and spirits store, offers an extensive wine cellar. Wines from the store may be enjoyed in the bar and theatre.

Purchase Tickets:

To purchase tickets, click on the date you’d like to attend and whether you would like to have dinner (beginning at 7 p.m.) or just the show. You will be directed to the Elk River Books secure online store. Simply click “add to shopping cart” then choose the number of tickets you’d like, and pay either by credit card or PayPal. Important: under “Choose Shipping Method,” select “In-store pickup” to avoid shipping charges — we will hold them for you at the door on the night of your performance.

Friday, June 3, Dinner + Show ($35/ticket)
Friday, June 3, Show Only ($15/ticket)
Saturday, June 4, Dinner + Show ($35/ticket)
Saturday, June 4, Show Only ($15/ticket)
Sunday, June 5, Show Only ($15/ticket)

Friday, June 10, Dinner + Show ($35/ticket)
Friday, June 10, Show Only ($15/ticket)
Saturday, June 11, Dinner + Show ($35/ticket)
Saturday, June 11, Show Only ($15/ticket)
Sunday, June 12, Show Only ($15/ticket)

NOTE: The bar at the Buckhorn opens each day at 1 p.m. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. (advance tickets required). Friday and Saturday shows begin at 8 p.m. Those not having dinner are welcome in the bar beforehand. Sunday matinees: Bar at 1 p.m., Doors to theatre open at 2:30 p.m. and Show at 3 p.m.

Tickets purchased online will be held at the door the day of the show for pickup.


Posted: April 15, 2015 in Plays
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Comedies of David Ives Slated for May

Livingston’s Caldera Theatre Company (CTC) will present 5xIves: Five Short Plays by David Ives, at the Shane Lalani Center for the Arts Ballroom, 415 E. Lewis Street. Performances will be held Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9, at 8:00 pm and Sunday May 10, at 7:00 pm. Admission is $12 at the door or $10 in advance. Advance tickets are available at Elk River Books, 120 N. Main or by clicking the secure PayPal links below.

Each performance will present five short comedies rich with the absurdities and peculiarities of the English language and of our struggles to communicate, to express ourselves and to connect with one another. From three monkeys trying to write Hamlet to a couple navigating the precarious maze of saying the right thing in order to find love, the sharp-witted, fast-paced plays have earned Ives the title “maestro of the short form.”

The plays are “Sure Thing” directed by Gabriel Clark and featuring Marc Beaudin and Sherry Pikul; “Words, Words, Words” directed by Sherry Pikul and featuring Gabriel Clark, Immanuela Meijer and Aaron Schuerr; “A Singular Kind of Guy” directed by Immanuela Meijer and featuring Marc Beaudin; “Long Ago and Far Away” directed by Marc Beaudin and featuring Gabriel Clark, Kory Gunderson, Sherry Pikul and Aaron Schuerr; and “English Made Simple” directed by Kory Gunderson and featuring Gabriel Clark, Immanuela Meijer and Sherry Pikul.

Performances run a little over an hour and contain adult language.

The CTC is a local, independent theatre company that seeks to create an environment for the exploration and development of the art of theatre, and to produce events that share these findings with the public. Past productions have included Trout Fishing in Livingston: A Theatrical Homage to the Writings of Richard Brautigan and Chekhov’s Squirt Gun (produced by the Blue Slipper).

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