Author Archives: heatherparish
As a Janeite, I walked in to Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley at Fresno State with a predisposition to be generous. But also, I walked in with OPINIONS.
Reader’s Theater: The Experiment offers A Child’s Christmas in Wales in Fresno
Reading recommendations, theatre rituals, and more from Brad Myers, professor of theater at Fresno State.
A Cocoa Cabaret, Austen for the Holidays, and Broadway Dickens.
“It was the most horrible experience because the actors . . .”
In any production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the show-stopping scenes are typically the Lovers’ Quarrel in Act III, scene 2 and the performance of Pyramus and Thisbe by the Mechanicals at the end of the play. In the current iteration of Midsummer at the Selma Arts Center, the Mechanical’s endearing and collaborative performance […]
Newsletter Links and ‘God Sees Dog,’ a student production that may be under your radar. (It was under mine!)
My November What’s My Call Time Newsletter listing this month’s shows in the area went out this morning at 5:30 a.m. (Here it is, if you missed it!) After about 12 hours, I like to look at the report to collect some data. The data can often tell an interesting story, if you know how […]
“What motivates me the most to direct this play is the opportunity to pay tribute to all families who have done extraordinary acts of love –risking their lives and leaving everything behind– to offer their children a better life. “
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.
“It’s a really complex piece that doesn’t offer easy answers. That is what I set out to craft . . .”