Author Archives: heatherparish

“Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley” or, Nerds in Love at Fresno State

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.

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Reader’s Theater: The Experiment offers A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Reader’s Theater: The Experiment offers A Child’s Christmas in Wales in Fresno

Drive-Thru Interview: Brad Myers and Miss Bennet at Fresno State

Reading recommendations, theatre rituals, and more from Brad Myers, professor of theater at Fresno State.

What’s My Call Time Holiday Theater Picks for Your December Calendar

A Cocoa Cabaret, Austen for the Holidays, and Broadway Dickens.

From the Archives: Easily the best bad review I’ve ever gotten.

“It was the most horrible experience because the actors . . .”

Just a Moment: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Selma Arts Center

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 […]

Drive-Thru Interview: Gina Sandí-Díaz and Just Like Us at Fresno State

“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. “

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.

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 . . .”