Stagebridge is an Oakland-based senior theater company that uses theater and storytelling to "bridge the generation gap and to stimulate positive attitudes toward aging," according to its Web site, stagebridge.org.
The "Civil Rights Tales" program is about an hour long, including an open discussion, and is geared toward children (fourth grade and up) and adults.
The storytellers share their memories of the civil rights movement as they lived through struggles for racial justice.
During the past year, Stagebridge has put on more than 500 performances and workshops at schools, senior centers, libraries and community centers, the organization said.
The free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. Free transportation to the program is available for Menlo Park seniors and people with disabilities. To schedule van service, call 330-2512.
Play examines sexual identity
The Sacred Heart Preparatory School's drama department will present the world premiere of "Be Still and Know" on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 30 and 31, and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5-7, starting at 7 p.m.
Sacred Heart drama director John Loschmann adapted the play from the novel, "The God Box," by Alex Sanchez.
The play explores the Bible's view on homosexuality and the struggle adolescents have with their sexual identity and their identity as Christians. There will be a discussion with the audience after each performance.
Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, and $10 for adults. To reserve tickets, e-mail Mr. Loschmann at firstname.lastname@example.org.