Wednesday, February 24, 2010

This North Coast Weekend

Opening Thursday for two weekends, the HSU Theatre production of Harold Pinter's The Homecoming, directed by John Heckel. It's in the Studio Theatre, the smallest of the HSU venues, so advance tickets are advised. There's lots more information (most of which I wrote) at HSU Stage, or you can check stories in Tri-City Weekly, Humboldt Beacon, Humboldt State Now or the Arcata Eye print issue of this week. (Photo above.)

Also opening Thursday for two weekends, Sing to Me Through Open Windows, an absurdist play by Arthur Kopit, directed by Dan Stone. It's a Sanctuary Stage production, on stage at the Arcata Playhouse. Check either web site (linked over there to the right) for details. (Photo below.)

There's a Clowns Without Borders benefit on Friday and Saturday at the Redwood Raks World Dance Studio in Arcata. 845-5842. Meanwhile, Ferndale Rep's Wait Until Dark has its final weekend. Beti Trauth gives it a rave.

I seemed to have missed the theatre story of the year, involving an angry phone call and a Nazi uniform. Who would have thought that The Sound of Music could be controversial? It's a sidelight to what seems to have been a very successful run by the third and fourth years of North Coast Prep in their dinner theatre experiment at Arcata's Abruzzi restaurant. Kevin Hoover has the story in the Eye online.
From the Sanctuary Stage production of Arthur Kopit's Sing to Me Through Open Windows, opening this weekend at Arcata Playhouse.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

This North Coast Weekend

Ferndale Rep presents the thriller, Wait Until Dark, starting tonight, and continuing Friday and Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 2 until Feb. 28. (Photo above.) My preview is in the Journal this week.
Tyler Olsen's Quake: A Love Story has been held over for two additional performances at the Arcata Playhouse, Friday and Sunday. My review is in the same Journal column.
The annual presentations of the Vagina Monologues are Friday at the Eureka Theatre and Saturday at the Van Duzer at 8 PM, directed by Rae Robison. Romeo and Juliet continues at North Coast Rep, with a Valentine's Day matinee at 2. Beti Trauth reviews it here, while my review is still here.
Northcoast Prep's third and fourth years are presenting a cabaret selection of songs from 3 musicals called Wandering Appetites along with dinner at the Abruzzi in Arcata. This weekend's performances are apparently sold out but added dates Tuesday and Wednesday might not be yet.
The final pre-Reno performances of HSU's The Marriage of Bette and Boo is tonight at 7:30 in the Van Duzer.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

This North Coast Weekend

Quake: A Closet Love Story, a musical by Tyler Olson has its world premiere at the Arcata Playhouse this weekend (Feb. 5-7). The sked is variable: February 5 at 8pm, February 6 at 9pm, February 7 at 2pm. The Dell'Arte School First Year's present Buffo! (photo above)--clowning, music, acrobatics, etc.-- Thursday through Saturday at 8 pm in the Carlo.
Romeo and Juliet continues at North Coast Rep Thursday through Saturday at 8, with a matinee on Sunday at 2. My review is in the Journal here.