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Just a Moment: Duplicitous Daggers in The Tragedy of Macbeth at College of the Sequoias

The Tragedy of Macbeth, as freely adapted by Chris Mangels at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, is an ambitious feat. Which is, of course, apropos of the play itself.

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Drive Thru Interview: Chris Mangels and The Tragedy of Macbeth at COS

“It’s a really complex piece that doesn’t offer easy answers.  That is what I set out to craft . . .”

2019 Rogue Festival Application Window is open until October 12th

If you’re a performing artist who says they want to see more of the original, more of the off-beat, more risks, and more opportunities on Fresno stages and haven’t applied to be in the Rogue Festival yet, WHY HAVEN’T YOU? Rogue Festival is a non-curated fringe festival, which means there is no one who decides […]

Drive-Thru Interview: Marikah Christine Leal and “She Kills Monsters” at FCC

“Hopefully [the audience will] leave with the inspiration to take a chance on something in their lives.”

The Wolves at Fresno State: High-level teamwork for an engrossing production.

Funny, sharp, and at times searingly pointed, The Wolves at Fresno State is worth the time you spend.

Drive-Thru Interview: Kathleen McKinley and The Wolves at Fresno State

A girl’s indoor soccer team. Astroturf. Gameday rituals. Warm-ups. Kathleen McKinley directs The Wolves.

All-Female Shows in the Area

September is probably the first time in my life that I’ve seen three shows in a row that had all-female casts. And I don’t mean a one-woman show or a two-hander. Like, four or more women making up a full-sized cast. 

Drive-Thru Interview: Renee Newlove and Measure for Measure

Adding an indoor show to its season is new endeavor for the company who performs primarily at the outdoor stage in Woodward Park.

Drive-Thru Interview: Sergio Garza and “Dixie Swim Club” at Visalia Community Players

I first met Sergio Garza when I cast him as Arnold Epstein in Biloxi Blues at the Ice House Theater, home of the Visalia Community Players (VCP), nearly 20 years ago. (Although I have a vague notion that we knew each other before? Folks go back so far in Visalia, it is hard to say. […]

Drive-Thru Interview: Good Company Players’ Laurie Pessano

Something I only learned about Laurie Pessano because I read it in her bio: she holds the title of Creative Director of Good Company Players (GCP) in Fresno. It is not in the nature of GCP to shout their bona fides from the rooftops. They don’t list staff very prominently on their website and . . .