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Dan Taylor on the fine arts scene.

‘Bodega Bay’ play onstage this week in New York

It’s been a busy time for Alfred Hitchcock fans, with the release late last year of the film “Hitchcock,” starring Anthony Hopkins. And this year marks the 50th anniversary of  Hitchcock’s 1963 thriller, “The Birds,” filmed in Bodega and Bodega Bay. And now there’s a play called “Bodega Bay,” by Elisabeth Karlin, running at the Abingdon Theater in New York. The show got a searing review in the New York Times. “Not that Hitchcock can be held responsible for the… Read More »

‘Support Your Local Parade’ at the Roxy

Help raise money for the 117th annual Rose Parade and Festival, and see a classic film made in Santa Rosa, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at the Roxy 14 Stadium theater in downtown Santa Rosa. The “Support Your Local Parade” fund-raiser features a screening of the 1943 thriller “Shadow of a Doubt,” directed by Alfred Hitchcock and scripted by playwright Thornton Wilder and starring Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotton. The film was shot here in 1942, and is set… Read More »