The Ladies of the Camellias
Center Stage Theater
751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA
October 1-2, 2021
Friday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
The Ladies of the Camellias by Lillian Groag
A fully staged reading
Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonora Duse were considered to be the greatest actresses of their time. Both made famous the role of Marguerite Gautier, the central character in The Lady of the Camellias by French author, Alexandre Dumas, fils. In The Ladies of the Camellias, Lillian Groag’s quick-witted farce, both actresses are booked to perform their versions of the play in the same theater, one day apart. The author and fellow actors’ issues with these leading ladies seem to be the problems of utmost importance until a Russian revolutionary enters the scene and threatens to blow up the theater.
Center Stage Theater observes Covid-19 safety protocols. All patrons are required to show proof of vaccination or negative test results (taken within 72 hours of the event) along with a photo ID to be admitted to the performance. All patrons must wear a mask inside the theater.
The Ladies of the Camellias is directed by DramaDogs’ Artistic Director, Ken Gilbert, and stars E. Bonnie Lewis, Meredith McMinn, Sean O’Shea, Jane Lamp, Ethan Kim, Brian Harwell, Justin Davanzo, Ed Giron, and Phillip Moreno. Live musical accompaniment by Eric Valinsky.