Center Stage Theater presents

Personal Stories Group 3 Video

  • Jul. 13 - Sep. 20, 2020
  • Center Stage Theater

Center Stage Theater
Personal Stories 2020 - The Quarantine Edition
Group 3


The Stories Must Go On!

We can't yet welcome you back to the theater for a live performance, but we can share these wonderful stories with you, and hopefully raise a little money to help keep the theater alive until we can all meet again. We are creating a series of videos, each with 4 or 5 stories, that you can purchase for viewing in the safe and socially distanced location of your choice!  You purchase your ticket, we send you an email with a link, password and instructions. The tickets are pay-what-you-can.  Starting at a modest $10, (we know these are tough financial times for many) and going up in stages in case you have some extra cash and want to help the theater during these incredibly difficult times. We turn 30 this August, and we are determined to be here to celebrate and be ready for 30 more!

Our box office system is not really set up for exactly this type of sale, so it can be a little confusing.  Once the videos are released they will be available for sale throughout August. Use the Buy Tickets button at the top of the page to purchase your video tickets (or the links in each video name).  Once you purchase the video you have until the end of August to watch it. Ignore the performance dates and times listed at the bottom of the page, and do not be concerned if there is a note that says that there are no performances, the videos are still available the system is just confused by this set up.

True stories, performed by their authors - funny, personal, touching and heartwarming. An adorable and talented pug named Milo, online dating in the pandemic, a childhood secret and the perils of paint!

Group 3 - released July 13
Anne Bach
Cami Helmuth
Gary James
Noah Lashly

My New Mother by Anne Bach
Getting a new Mom at ten is an improvement on living with unhappy relatives, questionable foster care, and an orphanage, but comes with its own challenges.

Telling Time by Cami Helmuth
When a shy 3rd grader realizes she is the only one in her class who can't read a clock, she comes up with some creative ways to tell time...until something goes terribly wrong.

Screen Play by Gary James
This is a wacky story of provenance, and one small artiste…a pug named Milo.
Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder by Noah Lashly
Look, dating is bleak all of the time; I can't tell you how often I've gone on a dating app just to be disappointed -- and by a person I don't even like. Like, alright, Jeff! Thanks for the lecture about how I need to get biceps to find love and then just abandoning me. But during this quarantine period, my love story seems to have finally begun. Yeehaw. 

Other Videos in the Personal Stories series:
Group 1 – released June 29
Cody Minnick Free
Deborah Holmes
Tania Israel
Daniel M. Jaffe
Craig Ugoretz
Group 2 – released July 6
Meredith Brace
Carolyn Butcher
Tom Hinshaw
Kathy Marden
Dale Griffiths Stamos

Group 4 – released July 27
Peter Fox
Susan Keller
Laurie Lindop
Meredith McMinn
Marylove Thralls
Group 5 – released August 3
Lisa Gates
Leslie Paxton
Linda Stewart-Oaten
Jonathan Young

TICKETS - Pay What You Can: 
$10 Video Ticket
$20 Video Ticket Plus (and help the theater buy some hand sanitizer)
$30 Birthday Video Ticket (with a little gift for the theater's birthday!)
$50 Patron Video Ticket (Wow you are generous and we love you!!!)


When you purchase your ticket you will receive an email confirmation, with the video link and instructions. Please email us if you have any questions or problems

Follow the link below to view programs for each group, and for additional instruction sheet on accessing your video.
Group 3 program

Additional information on accessing your video link



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