Alphabet Soup, revisited

Okay, I said I would do this, and I want to do it, so I will indeed do it. Belatedly.

Will this all be a SUMMARY, SYNOPSIS or actual RUMINATION? Let’s find out.

Let’s recap:


ALMOST, MAINE – seen at the College of Marin just over a year ago, December 4, 2010. My good friend Molly Noble guided 19 (mostly) student actors to an impressively rounded ensemble. A Pacific Sun review glowed with praise. For me, this show was an interesting example of personal and professional lives coming together in the theatre, where I knew the director and several cast members, but tried to remain objective in my opinion of the show.

So what was that list, again? I’m not sure if I truly want to write comments about 26 shows in the past, but I do want to make a note of when I saw them and where.

Almost, Maine
College of Marin, Kentfield, CA, December 4, 2010
By the Bog of Cats
Wyndham’s Theatre, London, England, November 27, 2004
1) Hampshire College Tavern, Amherst, MA, March 6, 2004
2) Lyric Theatre, London, England, April 19 (?), 2007
3) PCPA Theaterfest, Santa Maria, CA, May 15, 2008

Dear Liar
Chester Theatre Company, Chester, MA, October, 2007 – I served as an ASM
1) Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, OR, August 11, 2009
2) Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley, CA, April 20, 2010

False Servant
Cottesloe, National Theatre, London, England, September 13, 2004
Grand Hotel
Donmar Warehouse, London, England, November 19, 2004
AlterTheater, San Rafael, CA, October 22, 2009
Is He Dead?
Cinnabar Theater, Petaluma, CA, April, 2010
John Gabriel Borkman
Donmar Warehouse, London, England, April, 2007
King Lear
The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, England, March 29. 2007
Leading Ladies
6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa, CA, July 6, 2008
Murderous Instincts
Savoy Theatre, London, England, September 29, 2004
Night of the Iguana
Lyric Theatre, London, England, December, 2005
Of The Earth (The Salt Plays: Part 1)
John Hinckel Park, Berkeley, CA, September 26, 2010
(Fat Pig?)
Aurora Theatre, Berkeley, CA, December, 2009
(Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party?)
San Francisco Playhouse, San Francisco, CA, January, 2009
PCPA Theaterfest, Santa Maria, CA, July 10, 2008
Speaking in Tongues
Theatre 503, London, England, March, 2007
Barbican Theatre, London, England, December, 2005
Under Milk Wood
Porchlight Theatre, Ross, CA, July 7, 2008
Verona Project
California Shakespeare Theatre, Orinda, CA, July 14, 2011
War Horse
Oliver, National Theatre, London, England, December, 2005
You Never Can Tell
Garrick Theatre, London, England, December, 2005

That’s more of what I wanted to do, pulling those titles out of the memory banks. Time will tell if it leads to further commentary. Well, there are a few I would like to write in more detail about:

By the Bog of Cats
False Servant
Grand Hotel
King Lear
Murderous Instincts
(Fat Pig?)
(Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party?)
Under Milk Wood
Verona Project
War Horse

… so it will be a challenge to do just that.


About JP

Once upon a time, there was a boy from New England. He grew up with a sense of adventure, loving to travel around the Northeast region. He could always count on the presence of a Buddhist community in his family and friends. Later, those interests merged. His sense of adventure continued to grow, expanding across Europe and then back the other direction across the USA.

Posted on December 7, 2011, in Blog Challenge, Community Theatre, marin county, Theatre. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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