Free theatrical events at the Carson City Community Center are among the options available during July’s Parks and Recreation Month celebration.
In a news release, Parks and Recreation Department Director Roger Moellendorf highlighted the three indoor events as among the many free or discounted opportunities, a host of them outdoors, available to the public as part of local involvement in the national monthly celebration.
He said the trio of events are “The Major and the Gambler,” a one-man show; “Fable,” a production telling a surreal tale and presented by Le Cirque Vagabond; and “Once On This Island, Jr.,” a free Youth Theater Carson City production preview of an event running Aug. 9-18 in the center’s Bob Boldrick Theater. Tickets in August will cost $10 and $12.
“The Major and the Gambler” is billed as a one-man show and historical disquisition on creation of the Nevada Territory. It is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday at the theater.
It is the true story of archrivals Major William Ormsby and “Lucky” Bill. It will be presented by Carson City’s Chris Bayer in the center’s Sierra Room. Seating is first-come, first-served. Call 775-887-2242 for more information.
“Fable” will be presented at 2 p.m. July 20 in the Bob Boldrick Theater at the center, at 851 E. William St.
Tickets for the free event may be obtained at the Carson City Aquatics Center at 841 N. Roop St., just south of the Community Center. The release indicated the show boasts stunts, aerial acts, choreography and “cirque acts that will keep you on the edge of your seat.”
The preview of “Once On This Island, Jr.” is set for 6 p.m. July 26 in the Bob Boldrick Theater. The release said it is a poignant story with a catchy Caribbean score. Youth Theater Carson City, which is producing it, works in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Department.