Reviews: “Cry It Out” and “Ripcord”

The circle of life takes center stage in the North Bay with two plays featuring females dealing with challenges ranging from child rearing to senior living. Petaluma’s Cinnabar Theater invites you to Cry It Out while the Ross Valley Players would love for you to come and pull a Ripcord. Proof of COVID vaccination and…

Review: “Galatea”

Science fiction has long been the purview of film and, to a lesser extent, television.  Live theatrical productions of the genre have been few and far between, undoubtedly because of the challenges in staging what we have become accustomed to seeing on screen via the CGI extravaganzas of the past few decades. Local playwright and…

Review: “Patty from HR: A Zoom with a View”

Patty from HR is pissed. After being fired from her dream job as the Human Resources Director at The New Yorker magazine, she’s been reduced to conducting Zoom training sessions for the uninformed. Well, she will be if she can get past her inaugural session/audition. That’s the premise of Patty from HR: A Zoom with…

KSRO Interview – “Patty from HR: A Zoom with a View”

My guests on the second of two theatre segments on the Thursday, August 26 broadcast of KSRO’s The Drive with Steve Jaxon were Producing Artistic Director Keith Baker and writer/director/performer Michael Phillis from the Main Stage West production of Patty from HR: A Zoom with a View. Click below to listen: *********** 

KSRO Interview – “Galatea”

My guests on the first of two theatre segments on the Thursday, August 26 broadcast of KSRO’s The Drive with Steve Jaxon were director Marty Pistone and actor Abbey Lee from the upcoming Spreckels Theatre Company production of Galatea. Click below to listen: *********** 

What’s coming up in the Fall?

Fall is the time when a theatre company’s fancy turns lightly to thoughts of a new season. Announcements are made, rehearsals are scheduled, and the sound of buzzing returns to auditoriums as audiences enter and take their seats in support of live performance. After being dark for a year-and-a-half, California’s June “reopening” gave theatre artists…