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‘My Own Stranger’


Posted on October 3

Kellie Yvonne Raines, Ruby Sketchley and Lisa Thew
Kellie Yvonne Raines, Ruby Sketchley and Lisa Thew

If you’ve never heard of Anne Sexton, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, you’ll be glad you have now. KOLT Run Creations presents My Own Stranger, a theatrical production featuring Sexton’s compelling prose, at various venues throughout Sacramento during the month of October.

Acclaimed as our capital’s favorite fringe theater, KOLT Run Creations has assembled an artistic team of three adept actresses to represent Sexton’s struggles with family, love, loss and mental illness—culminating in the writer’s untimely suicide at age 47. Adapted from Sexton’s poetry, interviews and letters by Linda Laundra and Marilyn Campbell, My Own Stranger is sure to awe, inspire and even tug a few heartstrings—The New York Times describes the piece as “a life’s work celebrated with genius, urgency and humor.”

Performances will take place in art galleries across the city, starting on the weekend of Oct. 3 at the Alex Bult Gallery (114 21st St., Suite B), followed by a one-night performance on Oct. 7 at the Sacramento Poetry Center (located at the R25 complex at 2509 R St.). Performances will continue on Oct. 10 and 11 at Sol Collective (2574 21st St.), and on Oct. 17 and 18 at Gallery 2110 (2110 K St.), which will also be featuring the artwork of Stephanie Gardner. The final performance will take place in the historic ballroom at the Crocker Art Museum (216 O St.) on Oct. 24. Due to the intimate nature of these venues, advance ticket purchase is highly recommended.

For tickets and more information, visit koltruncreations.com.

Who: KOLT Run Creations
What: My Own Stranger
When: Oct. 3–24
Where: varies