Review: “Anne with an E”, the complete series

The ongoing television challenge in our house is: What show can my wife and I enjoy together? This is especially critical question during this unprecedented Corona Virus mandate that has forced all of us to shelter-in-place for an extended undefined period of time. Admittedly, when left to my own devices, I often gravitate to shows…

KSRO Interview – Pat Nims & Zoom Theatre

My guest on the phoned-in Thursday, March 26 theatre segment on KSRO’s The Drive with Steve Jaxon was Pat Nims, founder of Zoom Theatre, a new streaming theatre company. I apologize in advance for the audio quality. but if you turn your speakers up, you should be able to hear it. We’re working on a…

Making Art in Isolation

Okay, this situation we now find ourselves in is overwhelming for everyone. Certain kinds of “creatives” may not be taking it harder, but one could argue they are taking it differently. When you are accustomed to creating in collaboration with others, what do you do when you are confined to your house for weeks at…

Looking for theatre this weekend? There actually is some.

Pushing back against the tide of cancellation of most North Bay theatre, a handful of companies have opted to move forward with their productions.   Despite cancelling classes for the rest of the winter term, the curtain will apparently still go up on the College of Marin‘s well-received production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Closing weekend…

Most North Bay theatre performances canceled or postponed

Announcements of the cancellation or postponement of North Bay theatrical productions continue to be made. The Santa Rosa Junior College production of The Cripple of Inishmaan has had its run cut short. SRJC Theatre Arts & Fashion Department Chair Leslie McCauley made the following announcement via email: “We regret to inform you that this weekend’s…

Review: “The Cripple of Inishmaan” in Santa Rosa

The renovation and remodeling of Santa Rosa Junior College’s 80-year old Burbank Auditorium is now complete. The venerable 600-seat theatre has been reconfigured into two performance venues; a 400-seat proscenium arch space and a 200-seat 3/4 thrust studio theatre. The JC’s Theatre Arts Department, which has had to take their shows “on the road” for…

Review: “The Glass Menagerie” in Ross

In the pantheon of great American plays, Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie is surely in the upper tier. Perhaps the most personal of Williams’ works, its name recognition, small cast, simple setting, and straight-forward storytelling have made it a staple of community theatres. Its ease of staging, however, belies its complexity and the quality of…