Meet the prize-winning Hollywood playwright Kevin King on opening night as California Stage celebrates 20 years with Ovation Award Winner,”The Idea Man,” Feb. 18 to March 17, at the California Stage Theater, R25 Arts Complex, 2509 R St. at 25th Street, Sacramento, on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
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King’s “The Idea Man,” received its world premiere with the Elephant Theatre Company in Hollywood and immediately won the best playwriting award at the Los Angeles Ovation Awards.
In “The Idea Man,”Al Carson is a skilled toolmaker, but also a guy with self-described “anger issues.” An irrepressible skirt-chasing, beer-drinking, smart-mouthed know-it-all, father of six kids by two wives and an interim girlfriend, Al has a talent. He is a mechanical savant with a head full of ideas, one gem of which, he drops in the factory suggestion box. The corporate execs see millions and give Al a small plaque and $100. Then the fun begins.
The play will be directed by Penny Kline, produced by Ray Tatar with set designs by Kurt Kurtis and costumes by Julie Dahl and stars veteran professional actors, Loren Taylor and Charlie Holliday with Elly award winning actors Eric Baldwin, Christina Clem, Michele Koehler, Jawara Duncan, Nicholas Koehler and West Ramsey.
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