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North Coast Repertory Theatre Extends Stream of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo North Coast Repertory Theatre Extends Stream of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2021

North Coast Repertory Theatre is giving viewers a delightfully reimagined way to experience Charles Dickens’ masterpiece, A CHRISTMAS CAROL. The classic holiday tale gets a fresh new adaptation by Zander Michaelson.

North Coast Rep Presents AN ILIAD Photo North Coast Rep Presents AN ILIAD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2020

North Coast Rep announces the 3rd show of their main stage season. AN ILIAD, a dynamic tour-de-force adaptation of Homer’s classic poem about the Trojan War.

BWW Review: North Coast Repertory Theatre brings outstanding AN ILIAD to stage Photo BWW Review: North Coast Repertory Theatre brings outstanding AN ILIAD to stage
by E.H. Reiter - Dec 15, 2020

North Coast Repertory Theatre offers an outstanding production of AN ILIAD that you should not miss.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Stream On Demand At North Coast Repertory Photo A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Stream On Demand At North Coast Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2020

North Coast Repertory Theatre is giving viewers a delightfully reimagined way to experience Charles Dickens' masterpiece, A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

AN ILIAD At North Coast Repertory Theatre Streaming On Demand Photo AN ILIAD At North Coast Repertory Theatre Streaming On Demand
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2020

AN ILIAD is a dynamic tour-de-force adaptation of Homer's classic poem about the Trojan War. A war-weary poet recalls the nobility, savagery and valor of the battles and warriors, while deftly exploring the human costs of war through the centuries. Award-winning actor Richard Baird vividly brings to life the power and humor of this brilliant adaptation by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare. With an evocative accompaniment by Amanda Schaar, this is an enthralling, theatrical experience that is not to be missed.

North Coast Repertory Theatre Presents Filmed Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo North Coast Repertory Theatre Presents Filmed Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2020

North Coast Repertory Theatre is giving viewers a delightfully reimagined way to experience Charles Dickens’ masterpiece, A CHRISTMAS CAROL. The classic holiday tale gets a fresh new adaptation by Zander Michaelson. In an astonishing display of virtuosity, actor James Newcomb assays the entire story from one man's perspective.

THE HOMECOMING Announced At North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo THE HOMECOMING Announced At North Coast Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020

THE HOMECOMING is often regarded by critics as Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter's most enduring play.

San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Announced Nominations For 2019 Craig Noel Awards For Photo San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Announced Nominations For 2019 Craig Noel Awards For Theatrical Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2020

The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle is pleased to announce the nominations for its 2019 Craig Noel Awards. Now in its 18th year, the Craig Noel Awards honor the achievements at professional theaters in San Diego County.

BWW Review: AMERICAN BUFFALO at Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company is worth the nic Photo BWW Review: AMERICAN BUFFALO at Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company is worth the nickel
by E.H. Reiter - Nov 24, 2019

This production of AMERICAN BUFFALO is meticulous in its details and it pays off in this powerful portrayal of betrayal for profit.

BWW Review: MEASURE FOR MEASURE at Ensemble Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: MEASURE FOR MEASURE at Ensemble Theatre Company
by Maggie Yates - Oct 9, 2019

Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, currently on stage at the New Vic Theater, has been noted as a 'problematic' play due to a murky tone that's neither overtly comedic nor tragic. Director Jonathan Fox's production of this story of corruption and temptation is brazenly menacing, with a stylized Gotham City vibe that reads more like a cautionary parable than an exercise in realism. It's a complicated tale that, especially in a particularly sensitive culture, parades examples of that most glorious and horrific tradition of powerful men exploiting, humiliating, and silencing women.

Photo Flash: First Look at Ensemble Theatre Company's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Ensemble Theatre Company's MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2019

ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY (ETC) presents the first show of its 2019-20 season, a contemporary look at William Shakespeare's MEASURE FOR MEASURE, directed by ETC Artistic Director Jonathan Fox. MEASURE FOR MEASURE begins previews on Thursday, October 3, opens on Saturday, October 5 at 8:00pm, and runs through Sunday, October 20, 2019 at The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria Street in Santa Barbara.

BWW Previews: MEASURE FOR MEASURE at ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY Photo BWW Previews: MEASURE FOR MEASURE at ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY
by Maggie Yates - Oct 2, 2019

Shakespeare's story of powerful men exploiting their authority seems less outlandish with each modern headline about abuse and harassment, especially in terms of the power differential between the genders. Lily Gibson, who plays Isabella, describes the play as 'almost disturbingly modern,' and Richard Baird, who plays Angelo, calls Measure for Measure an examination of human nature and how power corrupts. 'Particularly in light of the #metoo movement,' he says, 'this play isn't just relevant--it's true.'

Photo Flash: Ensemble Theatre Company Presents MEASURE FOR MEASURE Photo Photo Flash: Ensemble Theatre Company Presents MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019

ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY presents the first show of its 2019-20 season, a contemporary look at William Shakespeare's MEASURE FOR MEASURE, directed by ETC Artistic Director Jonathan Fox. MEASURE FOR MEASURE begins previews on Thursday, October 3, opens on Saturday, October 5 at 8:00pm, and runs through Sunday, October 20, 2019 at The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria Street in Santa Barbara. 

BWW Review: AMADEUS at North Coast Repertory Theatre turns  revenge into beautiful mu Photo BWW Review: AMADEUS at North Coast Repertory Theatre turns revenge into beautiful music
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 24, 2019

AMADEUS, now playing at North Coast Repertory Theatre is a spellbinding tale of talent, jealousy, madness, and revenge that is not to be missed.

Ensemble Theatre Co Kicks Off Season with MEASURE FOR MEASURE Photo Ensemble Theatre Co Kicks Off Season with MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019

ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY (ETC) presents the first show of its 2019-20 season, a contemporary look at William Shakespeare's MEASURE FOR MEASURE, directed by ETC Artistic Director Jonathan Fox.

BWW Review: AN EXPERIMENT WITH AN AIR PUMP at Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: AN EXPERIMENT WITH AN AIR PUMP at Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company
by E.H. Reiter - Aug 23, 2019

 AN EXPERIMENT WITH AN AIR PUMP, now playing through August 25th by Backyard Renaissance is an intriguing and thought provoking exploration on scientific discovery, the cost in the pursuit of that knowledge, and a mystery to solve.

First Look at AMADEUS At North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo First Look at AMADEUS At North Coast Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2019

With the glorious music of Mozart as a backdrop, Peter Shaffer's AMADEUS assures North Coast Repertory Theatre of a grand start to Season 38. The Tony winner for Best Play weaves the fascinating tale of composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. Told in a series of flashbacks laced with humor, intrigue and personal insight, AMADEUS examines two men a?" one consumed with jealousy; the other, blissfully unaware of his extraordinary gifts. Deemed a?oeterrifically entertaining and highly theatricala?? by The New York Times, this audience favorite deftly explores musical genius by a master playwright. Tickets are already going quickly, so order now.

AMADEUS Comes to North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo AMADEUS Comes to North Coast Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2019

With the glorious music of Mozart as a backdrop, Peter Shaffer's AMADEUS assures North Coast Repertory Theatre of a grand start to Season 38. The Tony winner for Best Play weaves the fascinating tale of composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. Told in a series of flashbacks laced with humor, intrigue and personal insight, AMADEUS examines two men - one consumed with jealousy; the other, blissfully unaware of his extraordinary gifts. Deemed 'terrifically entertaining and highly theatrical' by The New York Times, this audience favorite deftly explores musical genius by a master playwright. Tickets are already going quickly, so order now.

A WALK IN THE WOODS Announced At North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo A WALK IN THE WOODS Announced At North Coast Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019

What really goes on behind the scenes of tense arms negotiations between powerful nations? Set in the midst of the Cold War, Lee Blessing's gripping play, A WALK IN THE WOODS, is especially relevant today. With talks seemingly at an impasse, the American and Soviet negotiators agree to meet informally while strolling through the peaceful forest.

TAKEN AT MIDNIGHT Comes to North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo TAKEN AT MIDNIGHT Comes to North Coast Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

Based on true events in 1931 Berlin, a courageous mother resists the rising Nazi party in order to free her imprisoned son. This riveting drama explores the heroic battle of the weak against the powerful, the truth against the lies, and mothers against murderers.

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