The Ingenious Judge Dee

Judge-Dee-Play-Ecover_Final-DraftThe Miners Foundry and CATS Present


By Hock G. Tjoa

Thursday, July 23, 6:30 p.m.

Miners Foundry

$10 suggested donation

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Tickets also available at the door.

A double homicide, a “reluctant” corpse, a bride poisoned on her wedding night–all taking place in a small county, one of fifteen hundred in Tang dynasty China, and all demanding investigation and judicial response within a month!

Hock as Inspector DeeJudge Dee deals with these cases with his usual investigators and with his customary aplomb, even though he is himself under investigation by an Imperial Censor. He is unorthodox in his choice of investigators (former bandits and a female ex-cat burglar) and one of his suspects is a voluptuous woman who alleges harassment on the part of the authorities. He may also have stepped on some toes of the local gentry.

What is an upright civil servant to do?

This “cozy” play about criminal investigations in 7th century China was adapted from The Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee, by Robert van Gulik. It is presented in Readers Theater format as inspired by Tim O’Connor.

Hock, active in local community theater and writing groups, is author also of Agamemnon Must Die, The Battle of Chibi (Red Cliff), and The Chinese Spymaster.

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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

Written by Jamie Ford

Adapted and Directed by Annie Lareau

April 16 – May 9, 2015

Nevada Theatre, Nevada City, California

The cast, crew, directors, and designers of “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” thank our patrons, the community, the region, our sponsors and donors, and volunteers for an amazing run. 12 sold-out shows! Join CATS the rest of the year at any of our 2015 Cultural Enrichment Programs listed above.

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