Capital Stage at the armory
A move’s afoot for Capital Stage, the small and edgy professional theater company currently in Old Sacramento. Next spring, the company will decamp for Midtown. The building at 2215 J Street was formerly a gun store, “which turns out to be ideal for a theater,” said artistic director Stephanie Gularte, even if they’re not staging a shoot-’em-up show. “It has thick walls and few windows. We don’t have to block a lot of exterior sound or light.”
The new layout will have a thrust stage, partially surrounded by 125 to 135 seats. It will also have more backstage space and easier access (a boon to patrons and tech staff).
“And storefront visibility in Midtown!” Gularte said. A $300,000 fundraising drive will begin soon.
“We’re grateful to the Delta King riverboat” for hosting Capital Stage for the past five years, she said. “Our company would not have happened without them.”