Review: “Hotter Than Egypt” in Mill Valley

Mill Valley’s Marin Theatre Company has been presenting top-notch productions of often provocative plays for years, so color me a bit surprised by their latest offering. They are currently hosting the world premiere co-production (with Seattle’s ACT) of Yussef El Guindi’s Hotter Than Egypt. Selected by MTC’s new Associate Artistic Director Nakissa Etemad, the John Langs-directed…

Review: “Native Gardens” in Santa Rosa

“Good fences make good neighbors” is an aphorism whose origins are debated but whose truth is generally accepted.  Where the fence actually runs, though, can be a test of neighborly relations as it is in the Left Edge Theatre production of Karen Zacarias’ Native Gardens. The Jenny Hollingworth-directed comedy runs in Santa Rosa through April…

KSRO Interview – Levi Lloyd

Our special guest on the Thursday, April 7 broadcast of The Drive with Steve Jaxon on KSRO was local music legend Levi Lloyd for a discussion of his experiences as an actor in the 6th Street Playhouse production of Hank Williams: Lost Highway. Click below to listen: ********** Click the graphic below for more information:

Sonoma International Film Fest Recap

I recently had the opportunity to attend my first Sonoma International Film Festival. The festival, which celebrated its 25th year, ran for five days March 23 through March 27. More than 120 films were screened with more than 80 of them premiering at the festival. Films were screened at seven different venues, all within a…

North Bay Theatres Nab 75 SFBATCC Noms

The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle has announced the nominees for their 45th Excellence in Theatre Awards. North Bay Companies and artists have received a total of 75 nominations spread out over 19 categories. Productions that opened in the first quarter of 2020 and the last half of 2021 were eligible for consideration.…

Review: “Almost, Maine” in Rohnert Park

Welcome to Almost, Maine. You won’t find it on a map as its citizens were never organized enough to get it declared an official town. The almost-town has a mill, a bar, a snowmobiling club, and a couple of dozen residents whose main activity is falling in (or out) of love.  That’s the premise behind…