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: “Pass Over” in Mill Valley

Uncomfortable. Amused. Depressed. Angry. Confused. Challenged. Hopeful. Those are all states of mind and emotions I experienced while sitting in the audience of Pass Over, the Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu play that’s in the middle of its West Coast Premiere run at the Marin Theatre Company. The show that reopened a pandemic-shuttered Broadway runs in Mill Valley…

Reviews: “Twelfth Night” in Mill Valley & “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” in Healdsburg

For theatre lovers who prefer their Shakespeare ‘al fresco’ – or for those who are still hesitant about venturing inside – two North Bay companies are presenting free outdoor productions of Bard-centric plays. They are adhering to all city, county, and state COVID protocols and the casts and crews have been fully vaccinated. Mill Valley’s…

North Bay Theaters Get $ome Relief

Theaters throughout the North Bay have finally started to receive disbursements from the Federal Government’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program. The program, administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration, was signed into law in December 2020. It offers substantial grants to producing organizations and entertainment venues to replace lost revenue as a result of COVID-19…

Marin Theatre Company names new Managing Director

Mill Valley’s Marin Theatre Company has announced that Meredith Suttles has joined the company as Managing Director, effective April 8, 2021. Ms. Suttles has had a long and distinguished career in senior management in performing arts organizations, including TheatreWorks USA, Soho Repertory Theatre, Theatre Communications Group, New York City Opera, and The Public Theater. “I…

Mountain Play Cancels 2021 Season

Marin County’s Mountain Play announced the cancellation of their 2021 season via Twitter. The two-part Tweet read as follows: “In support of the health and well-being of our community and staff, the Mountain Play announces the cancellation of our 2021 Season Production of INTO THE WOODS. We will safely return to Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre on…

Marin Theatre Company Announces 54th Season

Marin Theatre Company artistic director Jasson Minadakis has announced MTC’s 54th Season lineup including the third installment of the Lauren Gundeson/Margot Melcon Christmas in Pemberley series. Initial programming for the 2020/2021 season will be offered digitally while theatres remain closed due to COVID-19. They hope to return to live, audience-attended productions in their Boyer Theatre…

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…