Friday, February 3, 2012

This North Coast Weekend

The Dell’Arte International School’s first years present their culminating creation of commedia chaos (starring “lovers, mothers, charlatans, thieves, posers, zanies, braggarts and windbags”) in Commedia: Unleashed! at the Carlo Theatre Thursday through Saturday (Feb. 2-4) at 8 p.m. Pay-what-you-can, reservations encouraged. 707-668-5663,

On Friday and Saturday (Feb. 3, 4), VDAY Humboldt performs Eve Ensler’s Any One of Us: Words From Prison (monologues of women prisoners) as their annual benefit for the North Coast Rape Crisis Team and the Prison University Project, at HSU’s Native American Forum, at 7 p.m. 530-448-9458.

Beginning Wednesday (Feb. 8) for just 5 performances, HSU Theatre presents Venus by Suzan-Lori Parks, about an African woman displayed as a “wild female jungle creature” in 19th century Europe. It’s on stage at Gist Hall Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday (Feb. 8-11) and 2 p.m. Sunday. 826-3928. HSUStage

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