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January 31, 2024

Ten-minute Plays

Much like flash fiction, 10 minute plays loaded with fresh energy seem to captivate without sagging.


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January 2, 2024

Karen with a K

Songwriter Laura February Strange and her music partner and arranger, Scott Kail, give us an inspired and gritty album of ten rock songs that are the soundtrack of the comedy rock opera Karen with a K. Karen is the meme for middle-aged white women who have become infamous...
December 27, 2023

A New Stage of Life

You can end the year with the fastest talking comedian at Scotts Valley’s newest venue. Coming on Dec. 30 is a comedy show and fundraiser, for the Scotts Valley Community Theater Guild
November 28, 2023

A Look from Behind Bars

Anthony Michael Jefferson describes himself as a “returned citizen.” The actor, playwright and chef was incarcerated for 23 years in Soledad State Prison for first degree murder and was released in 2015. The Bumpy Road Less Traveled is Jefferson’s powerful one-person play...
October 25, 2023

Hilarious Crossing

British playwright Tom Stoppard's 1984 play-within-a-play comedy, Rough Crossing, launches the Jewel Theatre's ultimate season with madcap flourish. Hellbent on creating a theatrical success...
October 11, 2023

I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts!

Where do we go when we die? Is it a magical plane of existence located in the wisps of clouds? Or is it lurking...
August 15, 2023

Karen with a K brings rock opera to Corralitos

Comedic play is based on the internet meme Karen blunders on social media, blames everyone else, then doubles down and does it all over again....
August 4, 2023

Royal Folly, Brilliant Theater

SCS's King Lear—Ultimate Drama Admit it. We were there to watch a distinguished actor power his way through ultimate Shakespeare. Yet one of the most...
August 1, 2023

Shrewd Shakespeare

Battle of wordplay in SCS's second offering The Taming of the Shrew is a brilliant comedy of errors, squarely set 400 years—and many social...
July 19, 2023

Will Power

SCS opens its season of legacy with a comic thriller What would William Shakespeare think if he knew his theater works were being performed in...
July 12, 2023

Cabrillo Stages a Hit!

A Classic Tale, a Resounding Success As a veteran patron of Broadway and London musical productions, I was prepared to be hopeful about Cabrillo Stage’s...
June 27, 2023

The Bard Quotes for Santa Cruz Shakespeare 2023 Season

Managing Director Mike Ryan says that his favorite is probably “One fell swoop” from Macbeth,  Act 4, Sc 3. Actress Hayley Huntley was introduced to...
June 7, 2023

‘Over the River and Through the Woods’ is a Welcome Treat

Nick has spent every Sunday having dinner with his loving, infuriating grandparents in their Hoboken, New Jersey home. Every Sunday! But this Sunday, in...
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