Curtain Going Up Again at North Bay Theatres

With the Kincade fire no longer posing an imminent threat and with PG&E enlisting a full contingent of wheel-running squirrels to power up the area, North Bay theatre companies that were forced to shutter their productions last week are looking forward to resuming their runs this weekend. Here’s the status of all Sonoma and Marin…

Review: “Body Awareness” in Sebastopol

Two very different comedies are nearing the end of their runs on North Bay stages and both are worth catching if you can. Petaluma’s Cinnabar Theater is staging the popular musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors while Sebastopol’s Main Stage West is presenting Annie Baker’s Body Awareness. Both shows run through September 22. Baker’s play…

Review: “Half Life – A Love Story” in Sebastopol

Two world premiere works by North Bay theatre artists are about to conclude their runs on local stages. Sebastopol’s Main Stage West is hosting the musical Half Life – A Love Story, while Santa Rosa’s Left Edge Theatre is presenting the comedy Drumming with Anubis. Both shows end their runs on June 30. If you’ve…

KSRO Interview: “Lungs”

My guests on the Thursday, May 16 theatre segment on KSRO’s The Drive with Steve Jaxon were David Lear, Sharia Pierce, and Jared Wright from the Main Stage West production of Lungs. Click below to listen: **********

Review: “After Miss Julie” in Sebastopol

Sometimes the most interesting dramas are the simplest – a single set, a few characters, a conflict. “Naturalistic” plays, as they are sometimes referred, were the result of a movement in late 19th century European theatre to enhance the realism of plays with an understanding of how heredity and environment influence an individual. The most…