Theater

The Power of Memory

The members of a James Dean fan club reunite 20 years after his death in Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean,...

Black Light

Who knew that an employee break room could be such a fertile setting for compelling theatrical drama?First, David...

Abstract Rhythms

The Oxford Dictionary defines “jazz” as a type of music of black American origin characterized by improvisation, syncopation, and usually a regular or forceful...

Sour Candy

Most folk’s affection for Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory began with reading the book or watching the somewhat renamed 1971 Gene Wilder...

Fitzgerald’s Game

The venerable Ross Valley Players have a long history of presenting original works to their audiences. In 1984, they initiated the Ross Alternative Works...

‘Peanuts’ Gallery

You won’t find Clark Gesner’s You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown in the pantheon of great American musicals. What began as a concept album...

Shine On

At a time when occupational safety regulations are being loosened and funding for the agencies responsible for their enforcement being reduced, it’s good to...

Odd Pairing

Playwright Ayad Akhtar burst on the theater scene in 2013 with Disgraced, a searing drama about identity politics and Islamophobia, which earned him the...

Dramatic Mouthful

In late 1942, when our country was a year into World War II, Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth opened on Broadway. Wilder,...

Early Bloomers

“Totally fucked.”That, dear readers, sums up the teen angst expressed via song in Spring Awakening, Marin Musical Theatre Company’s latest offering. It runs at...