Alum Christina Schiesari Stars in 'The Impromptu at Versailles' at Art Theater of Davis

Friday, October 21, 2016
THE CALIFORNIA AGGIE (UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS) -- Christina Schiesari, who holds a Bachelor’s degree in theater from San Francisco State University and a doctorate in comparative literature from UC Davis, is one of the play’s actors. She has been acting in productions put on by Art Theater of Davis for quite some time, most notably as Elena Andreyevna in Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanko.” “I have always been interested in the intersection of satire and politics … in our present era,” Schiesari said. “I believe political satire is quite powerful and can have a significant effect on the political stage.” Schiesari harkened back to the impact of Tina Fey’s impersonation of Sarah Palin on the 2008 election.