KSRO Interview – “La Traviata”

My guests on the June 9 Theatre Thursday segment on The Drive with Steve Jaxon on KSRO were director Elly Lichenstein and actor Gene Wright from the Cinnabar Theater production of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata. Click below to listen: ********** Click the graphic below for more info:

Review: “Three Tall Women” in Petaluma

Playwriting is often a form of artistic exorcism. Many a play have been written to bring a form of closure to unresolved conflicts, strained relationships, or traumatic experiences and to release the hold that personal demons have on their authors. For playwright Edward Albee (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), that demon happened to be his…

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…

Elly Lichenstein stepping down at Cinnabar

Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma announced today that long-time Artistic Director Elly Lichenstein would be stepping down from her post. According to a Cinnabar press release, Lichenstein is leaving her position “to focus on specific artistic endeavors at the theater and to pursue personal projects in the greater North Bay arts community. She will be awarded…