2013 North Bay Spring Theater Preview

January 28, 2013 5:00 AM

Looking for something more entertaining than the usual movie? There are many live theater companies in the North Bay, and lots of them are in the middle of their 2012-2013 seasons. Whether you are looking for a lighthearted musical or a serious play, there are many choices in the area. Consider some of the following shows and plays for your spring entertainment.

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Pack of Lies
Ross Valley Players
30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Ross, CA 94904
(415) 456-9555

Dates: Now through Feb. 17

The Ross Valley Players tackle a “high tension, psychological thriller” in “Pack of Lies,” written by Hugh Whitemore. Based on a true story of espionage during the Cold War, the play is set in England, where a couple is asked for the use of their house by Scotland Yard who is attempting to spy on a Soviet spy ring in the neighborhood. The play is scheduled to run through February 17, with tickets starting at $20, depending on the date and time. Student and senior discounts are available.

Waiting for Godot
Marin Theatre Company
397 Miller Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 388-5200

Dates; Now through Feb. 17

“Waiting for Godot,” Samuel Beckett’s absurdist play, originally premiered in 1953, and in the years since has been a controversial and popular piece. Beckett was Irish, but “Waiting for Godot” was originally composed in French and first performed in Paris. In 2013, the Marin Theatre Company tackles “Waiting for Godot” with a minimalist interpretation. The play will run through February 17 in Marin, with tickets beginning at $36, depending on the day of performance. Discounted tickets for those under 30 years old are available through the Marin Theatre Company box office.

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Cinnabar Theater
3333 Petaluma Blvd. N.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 763-8920

Dates: Feb. 22 through Mar. 3

The Cinnabar Young Repertory Theater, housed at the Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma, is presenting a lively theater season this year. Among its offerings is “Midsummer/Jersey,” a unique retelling of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” set in a contemporary Jersey beach town. This lively music-filled romp will entertain the whole family. Tickets are $15 for guests 22 and over and $10 for 21 and under. Performances will be held Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from February 22 through March 3.

The Angel of Chatham Square
Raven Performing Arts Theater
115 North St.
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 433-6335

Dates: Mar. 1 through Mar. 10

The Raven Theater, a Healdsburg non-profit operating the Raven Theater, originally a mid-century movie theater, hosts many types of performances and houses the Raven Theater Players, a local theater company. “The Angel of Chatham Square” is a new play written by one of the Raven Players’ members. This family-friendly tale of redemption is based on a true story set in New York City. Individual tickets will be available starting February 1 and start at $23 (seniors and students $19).


A Few Good Men

A Few Good Men
Burbank Auditorium
1501 Mendocino Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 527-4343

Dates: Mar. 8 through Mar. 17

“A Few Good Men” is a hard-hitting play examining the role of the military and issues of duty and ethics. Presented by the Santa Rosa Junior College Theatre Arts Department, the play is written by Aaron Sorkin, writer of “The West Wing” and “The Social Network.” This play contains strong language and is recommended for ages 14 and over. Tickets are available starting at $15, with discounts for seniors, students, youth and members of the SRJC community.

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