REMEMBER ISOBEL – This week Sacramento local filmmaker Sarah Barbulesco-Lamb presents REMEMBER ISOBEL, an original film exploring the challenges and tragedy of Alzheimer’s disease. The film is scheduled to screen at the Curtis Room of the Sierra 2 Center for the Arts located at 2791 24th Street, Sacramento, CA, 95818 on Thursday January 17th at 7:30pm.  Director/Writer Sarah Barbulesco-Lamb first 

conceived of the idea to write a story about Alzheimer’s in the Fall of 2009.  After bearing witness to the attentive and loving care her grandfather gave to her grandmother in her dissent into Alzheimer’s, Barbulesco-Lamb felt it was essential to educate the public about the disease as well as contribute to funds for research.  Alzheimer’s currently affects nearly six million people in the United States alone and is predicted to reach epidemic levels by 2030.  While most are diagnosed in their senior years, symptoms of early-onset Alzheimer’s can appear as young as the age of thirty.  Regardless of the age of the afflicted, Alzheimer’s is a disease of the family, as loved ones must bear witness to the slow loss of a person they treasure.  An educator and filmmaker by trade, Barbulesco-Lamb hammered out what she now refers to as the script of her heart, REMEMBER ISOBEL.  Join us Wednesday to learn more.  For more Information: www.facebook.com/RememberIsobel

JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK! – Also joining our host will be the actors and Director of a classic of Ireland “JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK!” California Stage/Theater Creations will be presenting “Juno and The Paycock” by Sean O’Casey at the California Stage Theater in Midtown between January 18 and February 17 One hundred years ago, on January 21 of 1919, the Irish presented the King of England with a Declaration of Independence. It triggered the War of Independence, a guerrilla war fought from 1919 to 1921 between the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and the British security forces in Ireland.  Sean O’Casey wrote Juno and the Paycock” in 1922 as one of a series of plays about the Irish effort to free itself from the English yoke. This tragicomedy emphasizes how the Dublin poor were dragged into the war thus increasing their miseries tenfold. Juno Boyle is seen as a heroic figure struggling to keep her family safe amid overwhelming odds. Juno and The Paycock stars award-winning actors Ed Claudio, Jim Anderson, and Michele Koehler. The California Stage production is directed by multiple award-winning director, Maggie Upton.

Ed Claudio has a long history as an actor in his native New York. He was brought out to Sacramento by Tim Busfield to help found the B Street Theater. He is an acting coach and founded The Actors Workshop of Sacramento. Jim Anderson teaches drama at Rudolf Steiner College in Fair Oaks. In 1988, Anderson founded The Short Center Repertory, and has served as Artistic Director ever since. Michele Koehler is a veteran actor and director. She also teaches acting at The Kit Carson International Academy in East Sacramento where she recently opened in her new theater space, a production of The Taming of the Shrew.  Maggie Upton hand picked this cast saying “many of these fine actors were in our earlier production of “Easter Rising” which marked the failed Irish insurrection during Easter Week of 1916.   “JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK” will continue its run between January 18 and February 17 with shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 P.M. and Sundays at 2 P.M. in The California Stage Theater at the R25 Arts Complex, a three-venue Arts center located at 2509 R Street in Midtown Sacramento.  For more Information: www.calstage.org

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