SACRAMENTO – As part of a series of special events, activities and exhibits designed to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad culminating this May, the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation are proud to present an entertaining and interpretive melodrama titled “The Quest for the Gold Spike.” Lasting approximately one-hour in length, the performances are FREE to the public and will take place in the historic Eagle Theatre in Old Sacramento State Historic Park.
Envisioned, written and directed by a team of dedicated California State Railroad Museum staff members, the melodrama will be performed by talented local actors and actresses. Melodrama guests will be entertained by a story line centered around a character named Mei Ling as she journeys to a dream world. She travels back in time to a shadowy, unknown world where she meets some of the historic individuals who helped build the nation's first Transcontinental Railroad: Theodore Judah, The Big Four and Chinese railroad workers. Mei Ling learns important lessons from each of them; ultimately, they help her to overcome her fears and accomplish the impossible.
“The Quest for the Gold Spike” Melodrama Schedule
- Wednesday through Friday, May 8, 9, 10 – one show daily at 1 p.m.
- Saturday May 11 & Sunday, May 12 – two shows daily at 1 & 3 p.m.
- Friday, May 17 – one show at 1 p.m.
- Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19 – two shows daily at 1 & 3 p.m.
- Friday, May 24 – one show at 1 p.m.
- Saturday, May 25 & Sunday, May 26 – two shows daily at 1 & 3 p.m.
Limited seating is available for "The Quest for the Gold Spike" melodrama so interested guests are encouraged to arrive early. For more details and updated information about events, activities and exhibits presented by the California State Railroad Museum & Foundation, please visit www.Railroad150.org.