Review: “Noura” in Mill Valley

It’s Christmas Eve and a family readies their home for guests. Gifts are placed under a tree. Food is prepared. Mass will be attended. Millions of Americans will do the same.  This is the first Christmas this family will spend as American citizens. Eight years after fleeing Iraq, Noura (Denmo Ibrahim), Tareq (Mattico David) and…

Review: “Heisenberg” in Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa’s Left Edge Theatre kicks off the New Year with Simon Stephens’s Heisenberg. The two-character dramedy about a May – December romance runs through Feb. 2. The title does not refer to either character, but to German physicist Werner Heisenberg. The Nobel Prize winner is best known for his 1927 uncertainty principle that, in…

Marin’s Top Torn Tickets of 2019

Compared to neighboring counties, Marin has relatively few regularly-producing theatre companies. Ah, but quantity does not equal quality as my ‘Top Torn Tickets for 2019’ list proves. Here, in alphabetical order, are the best and/or most interesting works done in the past year by that handful of Marin-based companies: A Bright New Boise (College of…