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Due to Covid 19 most live theatre has been postponed until things are safe again. However, some companies are getting creative and providing virtual performances of different kinds.

THE LINE: Waging War against COVID-19

The Fresno City College Theatre Department presents THE LINE to virtual audiences this Spring. THE LINE is a new play by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen created in the award-winning documentary style that brought you The Exonerated, Aftermath, and Coal Country. At a time in which our own local hospitals feel the insurmountable weight of the pandemic, with cases on the rise and ICU’s reaching 0% capacities, THE LINE offers a visceral lens into the realities of frontline healthcare workers in New York as COVID-19 bludgeons communities and hospitals within the city.

“In spring 2020, we conducted anonymous interviews with NYC frontline medical workers battling the COVID-19 virus,” said THE LINE creators Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen. “Through these interviews, we began to see care as a radical response to institutionalized violence and the systems that perpetuate it. Created from quarantine in ‘rapid response’ to this national emergency, THE LINE presents a fundamental redefinition of what it means to protect and serve, examining the fault lines in our system through the words of the brave people who show up every day to care for us all.”
Director Karina Balfour shared “These are the stories that we heard out of New York last year, but they are the stories that are currently being lived by our healthcare workers in Fresno and the Central Valley. ICU’s with zero capacity, ambulances being turned away from hospitals, the exhaustion, the anger, the fear- this is our community, our people, our stories right now.”
THE LINE had its world premiere through The Public in July 2020 and was viewed by over 50,000 people in 40 countries during its two month virtual run.
The Fresno City College cast is made up of students, alumni and industry professionals including: Vernon Lee Jones III, Adam Khouzam, William MacDonald, Katherine Maitre, Deep Rai, tony sanders, Nicole Turpin, and Paige Willis. Other production members include: Alexandra Yolen Chavez (Stage Manager), Emily Garcia (Assistant Stage Manager) and Ricardo Temores Jr. (Dramaturg).
THE LINE runs March 5-6, 11-13 at 7:30pm and March 7 at 2:00pm. Run time is approximately 70 mins. Tickets are donation based and can be reserved here: fcc-theatre-box-office.eventbrite.com
Audience members will be invited to a virtual talk back with the director and cast on Sunday March 14 at 2pm. A link will be sent out to all who reserved tickets for any performance during the run.

Contemporary Dance Ensemble celebrates 10th anniversary with first pandemic-era work

Fresno State University Theatre and The Contemporary Dance Ensemble
present the fourth virtual production of the 2020-2021 mainstage season, “Directions: One Breath at a Time”
The production, which was filmed in the John Wright Theatre, will stream online at 7:30 p.m. March 12–13 and
March 16–20, and 2 p.m. March 14. Streaming access is $15 for general admission and $10 for students.
“Dance is a special medium where audiences can connect with other cultures; experience places and
viewpoints they would never likely ever encounter; come to know and reflect upon those who have preceded
them; and most importantly see narratives and concepts unfold through physical movement,” artistic director
Kenneth Balint said.
This year’s pieces were selected for their focus on the nature of dance and movement throughout the arduous
isolation of the last 12 months. This annual contemporary dance concert highlights contemporary classics,
creative innovation, and collaborations between students and faculty. The concert also celebrates the ten-year
anniversary of the Contemporary Dance Ensemble at Fresno State and brings together works produced by
faculty and resident student choreographers over the past two semesters.
• “This is NOT the Tony Bennett Concert” dance work. “Tony” is brought into the present and becomes
known by new dancers and new audiences in the vital and engaging form of live theatre dance. This
10th anniversary edition features and salutes the 2005, 2012, 2016 and 2021 casts of this dance work.
• Student resident choreographers Nicholas Castro, Jessica Lopez Morales and Jose Ruiz put
forward dance works with a personal and yet theatrical take on designated spaces and the bodies and
lives that live within them.
• “Solo Project 2021/COVID-19 Style” is a lively faculty/student collaboration allowing each member of the
ensemble to showcase themselves before passing the spotlight to the next dancer.
• Artistic director Kenneth Balint’s “We Work Alone Together” offers a glimpse of seven facets of daily life
within a 10 x 10 cube.
The production was rehearsed and filmed following strict Federal, State, and University protocols to ensure a
safe, clean, and socially-distant production environment.
For more information, contact the box office at 559.278.7512 or universitytheatre@csufresno.edu.
Directions: One Breath at a Time
Directions: One Breath at a Time
Artistic Director, Kenneth Balint
Choreography by Kenneth Balint, Nicolas Castro, Jessica Lopez Morales, and Jose Ruiz
Approx. Run Time: 1hr.
March 12 – 13 and March 16 – 20, 2021 @ 7:30pm
March 14, 2021 @ 2:00 p.m.
Streaming online via ShowTix4U. Tickets and stream access available at
$15 – General Admission
$10 – Students
Tickets are only available for purchase via our website and with a credit card. All major
credit cards accepted.
Available for purchase at: www.fresnostate.edu/theatrearts

Good Company Players’ 2nd Space Theatre

928 E. Olive Avenue
Fresno, CA 93728

Current show: TBA

Performance Dates: TBA

Thursday Shows 7:30 pm curtain $20 general admission; $18 students/seniors
Friday & Saturday Shows 8 pm curtain $20 general admission; $18 students/seniors
Sunday Matinee Shows 2pm curtain $20 general admission; $18 students/seniors

To order Tickets call 559-266-0660 or 800-371-4747

2nd Space Theatre’s Upcoming Show

Reedley’s River City Theatre Company

Located in the Historic 1903 Reedley Opera House
1720 10th Street
Reedley, CA 93654

Current show: TBA

Performance Dates: 2021

Thursday Shows 7:00 pm
Friday & Saturday Shows 7:30 pm curtain
Sunday Matinee Shows 2pm
Tickets range from $10-$30

To order Tickets, call 559-638-6500 or 866-977-6500 or you can order them online.

Upcoming Show: TBA

Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater

1226 N. Wishon Avenue at Olive
Fresno, CA 93728

Current show: TBA

Performance Dates: TBA

To order Tickets call 559-266-9494 or 800-371-4747

Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater’s Upcoming Shows

Woodward Shakespeare Festival

Summer performances take place on the WSF Stage in the North-east 12 Acres inside the Friant/Fort Washington entrance of Woodward Park in Fresno, California. (7775 Friant Road, Fresno, Ca, 93720). The area is a cool, grassy meadow, with trees offering shade from the Fresno sun. A map can be found on their website.

Current shows: Summer 2021

Thursday, Friday & Saturday Shows 8pm curtain FREE
$5 park entrance fee per car ($3 for Fresno residents)
Seating on a reserved or first come first serve basis
Bring a dinner or buy a snack at the park
Gates open at 7pm

Enchanted Playhouse Theatre Company in Visalia

Current show: TBA

Performances: TBA

Performance Location: Fox Theatre in Visalia

Evening Performances at 7 p.m.
Saturday performances @4:00 pm

For more information and a link to purchase tickets visit the event page for this show: www.facebook.com/events/474407910159332

Visalia Players

Ice House Theatre
410 E. Race Avenue (at Santa Fe Street)
Visalia, CA 93291
Reservations: (559) 734-3900
Theatre: (559) 734-3375


Performances: 2021

Evening Performances at 7:30 p.m.
Matinee’s Sunday’s at 2 p.m.

Individual General Admission $16; student $8 (tickets more at the door)

More information on the Visalia Community Players

Kings Players

Temple Theater
514 E. Visalia Street
Hanford, CA 93230
For Tickets Call 559-584-7241


Performances: TBA
Friday & Saturday Evening Performances at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Matinee’s at 2 p.m

Adults – $12 online and $14 at the door
Seniors & Students – $10

Children’s Musical Theaterworks

Children’s Musical Theaterworks mailing address
2425 Fresno St, #101
Fresno, CA 93721
For Tickets & Information Call (559) 442-3140

Performances at:
Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium
2425 Fresno St.
Fresno, CA, 93721

Current show: TBA

Performances: July 10-19
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday Evening Performances at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Matinee’s at 2 p.m
Ticket Prices $14-$22

Selma Arts Center

Selma Arts Center
1935 High Street
Selma, CA 93662
Phone: (559) 891-2238

Current show: TBA

Performances: TBA

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday Evening Performances at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Matinee’s at 2:00 p.m

Tickets are $13-$21. Tickets are on sale now at the Selma Arts Center Box Office, 1935 High Street, Selma. Tuesday – Friday, 1pm-6pm.

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