.Beulah F. Vega

Feb 20, 2024

60’s-inspired ‘Midsummer’ staged at Spreckels

When mounting a Shakespeare production, companies usually pick either a well-known adaptation or inject a “concept.” Rohnert Park’s Spreckels Theater Company, however, has chosen to...
Feb 13, 2024

Everybody Dies

When one asks a theater artist what they love about theater, they’ll get something akin to “No one else sees what that audience gets...
Jan 31, 2024

Uncomfort Food: ‘Chimichangas and Zoloft’ at the Raven

Now playing at the Raven Performing Arts Theater in Healdsburg through Feb. 11, Chimichangas and Zoloft begins the day after Sonia Martinez (Norma Stevens)...
Jan 16, 2024

Wobbly ‘Fences’: Wilson classic at 6th Street

Pivotal is a description often applied to August Wilson’s 1985 play, Fences. It’s the third play written, but chronologically sixth in Wilson’s famed “Pittsburgh...
Dec 19, 2023

Discover the magic of [Title of Show]: a meta-theatrical gem from Left Edge

A self-aware, funny, and well-cast show about the unoriginality of Broadway, Left Edge Theatre's production of [title of show] is well sung and well-costumed, and features a powerful performance from Molly Larsen-Shine.
Dec 5, 2023

‘Metromaniacs’ on stage at Spreckels

What does one get when crossing an 18th-century play satirizing Voltaire, a rhyming dictionary, bubblegum and a modern playwright known for such works as...
Nov 14, 2023

Raven Players present ‘Betty and Edith and Sue’

Shepherding a play from an idea to a fully-staged production is a long and sometimes arduous process. It’s also a bit of a financial...
Oct 31, 2023

Eat Cake: ‘Revolutionists’ in Napa

Lucky Penny has dropped head first (pardon the pun) into revisionist history with their production of Lauren Gunderson’s The Revolutionists. Directed by Dana Nelson...