Prospect Theatre Presents “Rough Crossing”

Tom Stoppard, from an original play by Ferenc Molnar

January 27, 28, 29, February 2, 3, 4, 5. The co-authors, the composer and most of the cast of a comedy destined for Broadway are simultaneously trying to finish and rehearse the play while crossing the Atlantic on an ocean liner. Tom Stoppard’s hilarious play has been freely adapted from Ferenc Molnar’s classic farce Jatek a Kastelyban. Tickets.

Additionally, PTP has a four-show radio play season entitled “Radio Cavalcade”. Great volunteer opportunities are also available. For play descriptions, dates and ticket information, click here.

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Prospect Theater Project
1214 K Street, Modesto, CA 95354

Johnny Cash Birthday Bash

The Wrong Doers’ Band and the Prospect Theater continue their 11-year tradition of celebrating the birth of the “Man in Black” by hosting their Johnny Cash Birthday Bash.  This popular night of music, dancing and drinks serves as a fundraiser to support the Prospect Theater Project.

This event is known to sell out quickly! Get your tickets now.

Saturday, February 25, 2023
Doors Open – 7:00pm
Music – 8:00pm-10:30pm
Presale – $30
Door – $40

For more information, please contact the box office at

Prospect Theater Project
1214 K Street, Modesto, CA 95354

Downtown Art Installation

If you happen upon the grounds of the Gallo Center for the Arts, you’ll notice an oversized flowerpot with giant, bright orange primrose petals that allow daylight to pierce through them, casting a warm glow on the ground underneath. Take a moment to sit on the bench below to reflect and notice the flower roots surrounding you.

Head down to 1000 I Street for this magical experience, all thanks to artist Richard Herzog of Athens, Georgia.

The art piece is entitled “Primrose Planter” and was installed in December 2021. This project was gifted to the community from the Modesto Downtown Improvement District and the Downtown Modesto Partnership.

The artist described his creation: “I wanted to bring a little natural beauty into the urban landscape. While it would be a bit impractical to import a wild meadow or arboretum, an enlarged houseplant was not. The Primrose Planter is a potted plant on growing on the streets of Modesto. It draws inspiration from a number of different plant, orchids and primroses.”

Downtown Dining Information

For your convenience, we are providing the following link with dining options for downtown Modesto eateries.

Please be sure to call first since posted information is subject to change.
Please remember that you may also support these local businesses by using your RAD Card, purchasing a gift card and/or gift certificate.

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