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Lee Stetson returns to Rocklin for John Muir Play


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Rocklin, CA - The culminating event of the week-long Earth Day festivities at Sierra College Rocklin Campus will be the return of the renowned actor Lee Stetson who will portray California's legendary John Muir in a two-act play.

The performance will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 in the Dietrich Theatre beginning at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets at:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/620197 or at the box office at 7:00 pm. Ticket pricing: $15 General, $10 Students, seniors and museum members.


Summary of Play

Entitled "Conversation with a Tramp: An Evening with John Muir", this stirring production has been presented each summer in Yosemite National Park, throughout the country and around the world since 1983. The play depicts Muir's last dramatic battle to preserve the beautiful Hetch Hetchy Valley, then part of Yosemite National Park and threatened by San Francisco's desire to construct a dam there --  drowning it hundreds of feet under water. Audience members become Muir's guests as they await final word about Hetch Hetchy's fate from Washington decision makers. While waiting, Muir's righteous anger at the 'temple destroyers' is tempered by his hearty good humor.  In Muir's enthusiastic style, he describes numerous of his most extraordinary wilderness adventures, including his remarkable 'tree ride' during a Sierra windstorm. This acclaimed performance is a fine introduction to both Muir the man and his profound love of wildness.


 This performance is cosponsored by the Sierra College Natural History Museum and the Sierra College Press.  In collaboration, the two organizations are using this play to initiate a re-examination of the Hetch Hetchy issue: the destruction of a Yosemite-twin by O'Shaughnessy Dam, and the controlling of the Tuolumne River for water and power -- to be utilized, almost exclusively, by the City of San Francisco.

As a follow-up to this play, the museum and the press are also cosponsoring an additional presentation entitled "Hetch Hetchy: Can the Splendid Wild Return?" on May 16. Authors, publishers, speakers and specialists will discuss the possibilities of restoring Hetch Hetchy in Yosemite National Park while simultaneously guaranteeing that San Francisco and bay area cities will retain their historic clean water and affordable power.

 The Sierra College Rocklin Campus is located at 5000 Rocklin Road, in Rocklin, CA. There is no parking fee on campus after 4:00 pm on Fridays.






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