Review: “Our Town” in Novato

There is no more quintessential piece of American theatre than Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. Written in 1938 and set decades earlier, Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning look at the inhabitants of small-town America has become a staple of school drama programs and community theatres. The Novato Theater Company has a production running through February 16. The play’s…

Review: “Enchanted April” in Sonoma

The specter of World War I rears its ugly head once again on a North Bay stage with the Sonoma Arts Live presentation of Enchanted April. Matthew Barber’s adaptation of Elizabeth von Arnim’s 1922 novel runs through February 9. Lotty Wilton (Katie Kelley) dreams of escaping a grey and dreary post-war England and a loveless…

Stephan Stubbins Stepping Down at Transcendence

Transcendence Theatre Company has announced that Stephan Stubbins, co-Executive Director and Chief Marketing Officer of the Company, will step down from those roles in February. Transcendence is best known for its “Broadway Under the Stars” performances in Jack London State Historic Park, as well as its education, outreach, and service projects throughout Sonoma County and…

Review: “Silent Sky” in Ross

While reward often requires sacrifice, best not to forget that hard work and persistence are required as well. That’s one of the takeaways from Bay Area-based playwright Lauren Gunderson’s Silent Sky. The historical drama is being presented by the Ross Valley Players in Ross through Feb. 9. Gunderson’s look at America’s first female astronomers predates…