Life, on stage

Good theater comes from life.

Good theater comes from life.

Consumnes River College

401 W Lake Blvd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145

(530) 583-0577

Rated 4.0

Frank Condon, the stage master who guided the now-disbanded River Stage, embarks on a very interesting new project with True Life Stories. He has crafted a script that weaves together monologues drawn from the life-changing experiences of his six performers, who include a Latino vet with harrowing battlefield experiences in Iraq, a man who uses a wheelchair and a woman who became involved with the Nation of Islam. The one-hour show is basically theatrical autobiography; the performances are not always polished (some are “on book”), but the utter sincerity and compelling nature of the monologues more than compensates—these people are relating their own stories, after all. The show is also a valuable slice of life from the ethnically and culturally diverse south Sacramento area.

True Life Stories, 2 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; $5-$8. Cosumnes River College Visual and Performing Arts Center (formerly River Stage), 8401 Center Parkway; (916) 691-7364. Through December 11.