Created in 2014, the off-Broadway hit ‘By the Water’ tells the story of a tight-knit neighborhood on New York’s Staten Island that must choose to rebuild or relocate after being ravaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. For a North Bay currently recovering from wildfires and facing the same rebuilding dilemmas, the play could not be more timely. By the Water explores what it means to love a community when it opens on Friday, March 16, at Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. 8pm. $28. 707.588.3400.