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THE TENTH MUSE- The North Coast Repertory Theatre


  • NCRT 300 West 5th Street Eureka, CA, 95501 United States (map)

The North Coast Repertory Theatre continues its 34th season with THE TENTH MUSE.

In 1715, colonial Mexico crouches under the shadow of Spanish rule. In a nunnery basement, three girls uncover a hidden manuscript and begin to act out its clever and bawdy farce. In these stolen moments, they learn about themselves, their world, and begin to discover the prolific legacy of one woman - Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz - whose brilliance could not be hidden.
The Tenth Muse, written by Tanya Saracho, premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2013, and is the first play produced as part of NCRT’s La Voz Project. La Voz is a three-year commitment to producing one play annually by a Latino/a playwright, while partnering with local Latino organizations to promote cultural representation. NCRT’s primary partner for The Tenth Muse is Centro Del Pueblo Humboldt, a Dream-Maker Project of the Ink People Center for the Arts. Together with Centro Del Pueblo, NCRT will be presenting a reading of Sor Juana’s poetry at the theater on March 3rd at 8:00 pm, along with other events at Humboldt State University and throughout Humboldt County. These events will co-incide with Centro Del Pueblo’s recently launched Humboldt Sanctuary Initiative campaign.

The Tenth Muse opens at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 15th. A champagne reception will follow the performance, and ticket sales benefit the cast and crew. Ticket prices are $16 General/ $14 Students & Seniors. Friday, March 16th, is a benefit for Lathe Gill for District Judge. All tickets are $20. Saturday, March 17th is a benefit for Humboldt Mediation Services. All tickets are $20.

Regular ticket prices ($16 General/$14 Students & Seniors) resume on Friday, March 23rd. Friday and Saturday evening performances continue through April 7th. There will one additional Thursday evening performance on April 5th. All evening performances begin at 8:00 p.m. There will be two Sunday matinee performances on March 25th, and April 1st. All matinee performances begin at 2:00 p.m.

The Tenth Muse features brief, non-sexual nudity and adult themes, and is suggested for ages 13 and up.

NCRT is located at 300 Fifth Street, Eureka. To purchase tickets online or to learn about volunteer opportunities, visit www.ncrt.net. For reservations, group rates, or more information please call 442-NCRT (442-6278). To contact Centro Del Pueblo, please email cdphumboldt@gmail.com.