‘Shirley Valentine’ finds a home in Petaluma

Last week, the financially struggling Sonoma County Repertory Theater announced that it would close its Sebastopol theater after its final performance of “Cyrano” on Feb. 20. That means, of course, that the half-dozen shows scheduled there for the rest of the year are left without a home. Except [...]

By | January 21st, 2011|1 Comment

To Sebastopol, to see ‘Fat Pig’

Tom, a young, handsome, successful executive, falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman, who happens to be plus-sized. That's the premise of "Fat Pig," Neil LaBute’s biting romantic comedy, opening next week for a month-long run at the Sonoma County Repertory Theater. "It is a wonderfully written play [...]

By | September 17th, 2010|0 Comments

The show goes on in Rohnert Park

As the Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park moves into its fall season, fans will notice that the programming has changed dramatically. The bad news is there will be no big, mainstage theatrical productions. The resident Pacific Alliance Stage Co. has gone on hiatus for a year, due to [...]

By | October 1st, 2009|0 Comments

“All the Great Books” opens Vol. II in Napa

Last spring, Jennifer King directed a production of “All the Great Books (Abridged)” at Sebastopol’s Sonoma County Repertory Theater that had audiences howling with laughter. If you missed it, don’t worry. You’re getting a second chance. Long a mainstay at the Rep, King is also artistic director at Napa Valley [...]

By | September 9th, 2009|2 Comments

“Wretch Like Me” opens in Sebastopol

David Templeton literally knows the lyrics of “Amazing Grace” forwards and backwards. “Me like wretch a saved that sound the sweet how grace amazing,” he recites. “That’s just the first line. The second line sounds like something Yoda would say:  See I now but blind was, found am I now [...]

By | September 3rd, 2009|0 Comments