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JEN HATMAKER
GCA FY20
JEN HATMAKER

Jen Hatmaker is the author of eleven books, including New York Times Bestsellers For the Love and Of Mess and Moxie. She is the happy hostess of a tightly knit online community where she reaches millions of people each week. She and her husband, Brandon, founded the Legacy Collective, a giving community that funds sustainable solutions to systemic problems around the world. They also starred in an HGTV series called My Big Family Renovation and live in a 105-year old farmhouse just outside Austin, TX with their five kids. She speaks at events all over the country and hosts the popular podcast For the Love with Jen Hatmaker.

Thu 10/3/19 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


CHILDREN OF THE DUST BOWL
GCA FY20
CHILDREN OF THE DUST BOWL

CHILDREN OF THE DUST BOWL
Gallo Center Repertory Company

Written by Jerry Stanley and adapted for the stage by Jim Johnson, Gallo Center Rep Artistic Director, Children of the Dust Bowl is a multi-media Reader’s Theatre production based on the true story of the “Okie” migration to California of the 1930’s and a remarkable school in a farm worker’s camp. Using the words of the migrants themselves, the story tells of prejudice being transformed into acceptance and despair into hope. Directed by John Mayer.

Thu 10/10/19 7:00PM Foster Family Theater
Fri 10/11/19 7:00PM Foster Family Theater


THE ODD COUPLE
GCA FY20
THE ODD COUPLE

THE ODD COUPLE
Gallo Center Repertory Company

It is arguably the most popular play written by the prolific and much loved Neil Simon. The Odd Couple is of course the story of Oscar Madison and Felix Unger, an oil-and-water combination if ever there was one. Divorced Oscar is fun-loving, gregarious and slovenly, while the just separated Felix is a shy, stay-at-home, obsessive-compulsive neat-freak. Oscar takes Felix in as a roommate. Hilarity ensues. Jim Johnson directs.

Fri 11/1/19 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 11/2/19 2:00PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 11/2/19 7:30PM Foster Family Theater


LIFE & TIMES OF A. EINSTEIN
GCA FY20
LIFE & TIMES OF A. EINSTEIN

This delightful one-person comedy presents a unique glimpse of a day in the life of the great scientist, as seen through the eyes of his secretary. The scene is Princeton, New Jersey, 1934. It is Einstein’s birthday and a group of journalists has gathered in his living room to interview him at his home as he turns 55. As usual, Einstein is running late and his devoted secretary, Ellen, stalls by fielding questions, placating and humoring the reporters, explaining his theories all the while attempting to keep the chaotic household running smoothly. Written by and starring actor/playwright Kres Mersky, The Life and Times of A. Einstein is “a tour-de-force…truly marvelous.”--Daily Variety

Wed 11/6/19 7:30PM Foster Family Theater


YES VIRGINIA THERE IS A SANTA
GCA FY20
YES VIRGINIA THERE IS A SANTA

YES, VIRGINIA, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS
Gallo Center Repertory Company

Christmas Eve, 1897, New York City. Eight-year-old Virginia is left pondering Santa’s existence after a series of unhappy events. Meanwhile, a young newspaper editor also struggles against tough holiday times as he is faced with losing his job. The spirit of Christmas is about to bring these people together, creating in the process an unforgettable and cherished part of classic Christmas folklore. Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus was written by Jamie Gorski. Kimberly Ogden will direct.

Fri 12/13/19 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 12/14/19 3:00PM Foster Family Theater
Sun 12/15/19 3:00PM Foster Family Theater


SANKOFA THEATRE: SEVEN GUITARS
GCA FY20
SANKOFA THEATRE: SEVEN GUITARS

SANKOFA THEATER COMPANY: AUGUST WILSON'S SEVEN GUITARS

Sankofa Theater Company’s previous productions of August Wilson plays—Fences and The Piano Lesson—thrilled Gallo Center audiences. Their presentation of Wilson’s Seven Guitars is sure to do the same. The play, published in 1995, focuses on seven African-American characters in the year 1948. The play begins and ends after the funeral of one of the main characters, showing events leading to the funeral in flashbacks. Seven Guitars represents the 1940s entry in Wilson's “Pittsburgh Cycle,” a decade-by-decade anthology of African-American life in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during the 20th century. The play was critically acclaimed for its exploration of African-American struggles with identity and self-acceptance, winning a New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play.

Fri 2/14/20 7:00PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 2/15/20 7:00PM Foster Family Theater
Sun 2/16/20 2:00PM Foster Family Theater


THE BACHELOR LIVE ON STAGE
GCA FY20
THE BACHELOR LIVE ON STAGE

In order to prevent scalpers from acquiring tickets to this performance, there is a ticket limit on individual purchases: 8 for donors and 6 for the general public. The Gallo Center for the Arts reserves the right to cancel any or all orders and tickets without notice if they exceed this limit. This includes multiple orders associated with the same name, e-mail address, billing address, credit card number or other information.

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WHO WILL GET THE FINAL ROSE?

$149 TICKET INCLUDES POST-SHOW VIP EXPERIENCE!

Purchase a premium ticket for $149 and you’ll receive a special lanyard you will pick up at the performance that grants you access to the VIP area after the show, where you’ll enjoy an opportunity to meet, mingle and get a photo with the bachelor contestants and stars of the Bachelor TV show. You’ll also receive a special VIP gift!

Wed 2/19/20 7:30PM Mary Stuart Rogers Theater


LITTLE WOMEN
GCA FY20
LITTLE WOMEN

LITTLE WOMEN
Gallo Center Repertory Company

Under the guidance of their beloved mother, the four young March sisters struggle to keep their family going while Father's away in the Civil War. In this beautifully dramatized adaptation by Marisha Chamberlain of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel, even as privation, illness, and sibling rivalry cast their shadows, these ‘Little Women’ strive to find their true selves. Carolina Stevens directs her first GCRC production.

Thu 3/12/20 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Fri 3/13/20 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 3/14/20 2:00PM Foster Family Theater


GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
GCA FY20
GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
Gallo Center Repertory Company

The Daytons are a progressive white couple living in San Francisco during the tumultuous 1960s. Their daughter, Joanna, arrives for a visit accompanied by Dr. John Prentice, an African American physician. The two want the Daytons’ blessing for their marriage. Based on the iconic film written by William Rose, adapted by Todd Kriedler, this is a witty, insightful reflection on two families confronted by their prejudices. Heike Hambley directs.

Thu 5/21/20 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Fri 5/22/20 7:30PM Foster Family Theater
Sat 5/23/20 1:00PM Foster Family Theater