On Stage

* Sonoma *

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Fully Committed by Becky Mode – Raven Players – A day in the life of Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan’s number-one restaurant. Coercion, threats, bribes, histrionics – a cast of desperate callers will stop at nothing in their zeal to land a prime reservation, or the right table.

Featuring Troy Thomas Evans

Directed by Tika Moon

Live, in-theatre in Healdsburg October 8 – October 17, Available for Live Streaming October 9 & 16

Tickets $10 – $25

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Noises Off by Michael Frayn – Spreckels Theatre Company – A fast-paced, farcical romp through the trials and tribulations of a beleaguered theater troupe touring a production of the equally raucous (and made-up) play “Nothing On.” As the scene rotates from the disasters on stage to the antics backstage, you are treated to a display of comic timing that will leave you exhausted from laughter!

Featuring Eileen Morris,  Matthew Cadigan, Taylor Diffenderfer, Kevin Bordi, Maureen O’Neill, MacKenzie Cahill, Zane Walters, Brandon Wilson, John Craven

Directed by Sheri Lee Miller

Live, in-theatre in Rohnert Park October 8 – October 24

Tickets $12 – $26

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Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks – Main Stage West – A darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity, Topdog/Underdog tells the story of Lincoln and Booth, two brothers whose names, given to them as a joke, foretell a lifetime of sibling rivalry and resentment. Haunted by their past, the brothers are forced to confront the shattering reality of their future.

Featuring Keene Hudson and D’Artagnan Riviera

Directed by Brownwen Shears

Live, in-theatre in Sebastopol October 8 – October 30

Tickets $20 – $32

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The Beard of Avon by Amy Freed – Cloverdale Performing Arts Center – A bumpkin known as “Will Shakspere,” who longs to be an artist, flees from his filthy barn, his homebound wife and her incessant chores. Did this stage-struck dreamer become a front man for Sir Francis Bacon, the Earl of Oxford and even Queen Elizabeth, authors too proud to admit they scribbled plays for the unwashed masses? This witty farce takes a merry look at the mortality of artists and the immortality of their legacy.

Directed by Beulah Vega

Live, in-theatre in Cloverdale October 9 – October 24

Tickets $20 – $32

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DANCING LESSONS centers on Ever, a young man with Asperger’s syndrome, who seeks the instruction of a Broadway dancer to learn enough dancing to survive an awards dinner. The dancer, Senga, however, is recovering from an injury that may stop her dancing career permanently. As their relationship unfolds, they’re both caught off-guard by the discoveries that they make about each other and about themselves.

Featuring Jessica Headington and Trevor L. Hoffman

Directed by John Browning

Live, in-theatre in Petaluma October 15 – October 31

Available for On-Demand Streaming October 29 – 31

Tickets $20 – $32

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Vincent by Leonard Nimoy – 6th Street Playhouse – Vincent van Gogh’s ’s brother Theo enters with a case of many letters the two had exchanged for years.  Vincent, at age 37, has just died.  Rumors are running rampant—he’s destitute, a madman, a patron of prostitutes, an artist of trifling talent! 

Theo, Vincent’s confidant and devoted supporter, is enraged!  He hopes that sharing the letters will set the record straight. You feel like a guest in Theo’s home as he reveals not only what the letters say, but gives personal insight into the troubled mind and soul of a great artist.

Featuring Jean-Michel Richaud

Directed by Jared Sakren

Live, in-theatre in Santa Rosa October 21 – November 7

Tickets $18 – $29

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* Marin *

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The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde – Novato Theater Company – It’s the story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest. They struggle to keep up with their own stories and become tangled in an amusing tale of deception and disguise.

Featuring Kim Bromley, Julianne Bretan, Gwendolyn Phair, Shari Clover, Lorenzo Alviso, Thomas Peterson, Mark Shepard, Tim Clover

Directed by Mark Clark

Live, in-theatre in Novato October 28 – November 21

Tickets $15 – $27

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* Napa *

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Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End by Allison Engel & Margaret Engel – Lucky Penny – This one-act play offers a comic look at one of our country’s most beloved voices, who captured the frustrations of her generation by asking, “If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?” Discover the story behind America’s beloved humorist who championed women’s lives with wit that sprang from the most unexpected place of all – the truth.

Featuring Jill Wagoner

Directed by Taylor Bartolucci and Barry Martin

Live, in-theatre in Napa October 15 – October 31

Tickets $25 – $35

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