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New Theatre Company Stages Iconic ‘Jimmy Dean’ Play

POSTED July 5, 2017 10:46 a.m.
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New Theatre Company Stages Iconic ‘Jimmy Dean’ Play

New Theatre Company Stages Iconic ‘Jimmy Dean’ Play

Make no mistake, Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean addresses modern, important issues.

Errant Phoenix Productions in Sacramento is currently staging a production of the dramatic comedy, Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, written by Ed Graczyk. The 1976 play, later interpreted into a movie of the same title, is set in a small town outside of Marfa, Texas, where the 1950’s James Dean movie, Giant, was filmed. Although it was written over 40 years ago, the play tackles hard issues that are even more relevant today than when it was first produced.

Come Back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean will have nine performances starting on Aug. 4, running through Aug. 20 at the Mesa Verde Performing Arts Center, 7501 Carriage Dive, Citrus Heights. Dates and times vary. Tickets are available online at for $17 presale or $20 at the door.

Come Back to the Five & Dime is set in a small town dime store in West Texas, where the “Disciples of James Dean” gather for their 20th reunion. While enjoying their reunion, they reminisce with flashbacks to their past. However, the arrival of a stranger unravels a series of confrontations that upset their web of lies, disappointments, and self-delusions.

Directed by John Ewing and featuring Shirley Sayers as Juanita, Deni Scofield as Mona, Toody Lawrence as Sissy, Janine La Forge as Stella Mae, Nicole Shallig as Edna Louise, Michelle Champoux as Joanne, Katie Peters as Mona (then), Tyler Traum as Sissy (then), and Chris Jensen as Joe.

Errant Phoenix Productions is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that supports, promotes and empowers local performing artists as they contribute to the cultural enrichment of the Sacramento region. Tax-deductible donations are always welcome.


For more information about the company and this production, visit their Facebook page at or at

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