THEATER

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The Arcata Playhouse presents A Woman's Place is in Her Home.

"You know there is mental illness and then there is mental injury. There is the trauma that makes people get PTSD and makes them have difficult and hard times in social situations," explains storyteller Ali Freedlund in her conversation with a homeless woman.

‘Bliss’-ful romp

Apr 27, 2018
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This week on Artwaves: Humboldt State University Department of Theatre, Film & Dance takes on Noel Coward’s “Hay Fever,” a classic filled with bravado. 


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“This show is a ridiculous show but it’s funny, it’s a satire and it touches on issues most people step over or ignore in our society,” says Holly James of Arcata Arts Institute. AAI students Holly James , Zoey Clark and Jenna Furtado stop by the KHSU Magazine to talk with Brian Curtis about the production of Urinetown The Musical which is opening on Thursday, March 29th at Arcata High School beginning at 7 p.m.

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Brenda Perez and Yojana Miraya discuss issues of identity, community and the power of artistic expression.

From gathering signatures for a local sanctuary law to experiencing the North Coast Repertory Theatre's performance of The Tenth Muse, Brenda and Yojana explore local efforts to strengthen community.

Charlando Con La Raza: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 7am,  Saturday at 1pm on RADIO BILINGUE.

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What do the Eureka High Players do when renovations prevent them from building stage sets? They do an old-time radio drama, to be aired on KZZH-LP. "We decided it'd be fun to focus on storytelling rather than sets, costumes, and lights," director Nan Voss tells Wendy Butler. Voss used this as an opportunity "to get the atmosphere of a story across without all of the usual stuff we have to tell a story." 


Dell'Arte

This week on Artwaves,: preview The Macabre Cabaret at Dell'Arte, and Humboldt State's production of Avenue Q. Both shows open this week. 


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"We don't encourage microphone singing," says Humboldt Light Opera Company's Carol Ryder.  She and HLOC work to instill traditional musical theater skills in local youth. She's joined by  Caleb Weiss and Abby Hasting-Tharpe, two of nine Humboldt youth bound for New York City's Broadway Student Summit. Two benefit concerts (June 2 & 3, 7pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Bayside) will benefit that trip.

Additionally, HLOC's KidCo is hosting summer camps soon. 

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Today on Artwaves, Wendy Butler and guests discuss two local theater offerings: Dell'Arte's Thesis Festival and North Coast Rep's production of the Gilbert & Sullivan classic HMS Pinafore.


Redwood Curtain

"The title isn't just about his nickname. It's also about the third stage of life," says Christina Jioras.

Third, Redwood Curtain's 75th production, opens Thursday.  Jioras and Joey Lawrence talk to Wendy Butler about the show's production and undertones.


Wendy Butler speaks with the director and two actors from Humboldt State's production of Real Women Have Curves. The show opens April 21st at the Gist Hall Theatre.

Through the Eyes of Women: On Stage with Sherry Glaser

Apr 17, 2017

In this episode of Through The Eyes of Women, Sherry Glaser reminisces on decades writing and performing and championing things like cannabis, breasts, peace and mental health. Glaser’s new book, The First Practical Handbook For Crazy People: Making The Best of Mental Illness, is a collaboration with her late mother.


Sex Trafficking, Live Theater, and Wonderland

Mar 27, 2017
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Brian Curtis talks with Erin Johnston and Kate Tobie of the play Jane Doe in Wonderland.  Alice in Wonderland is the vehicle to show how a victim gets lured into sex trafficking, as well as the brainwashing tactics used to abuse victims. This new play was created in partnership with the Humboldt County anti-sex trafficking organization Game Over


In the Tradition's Dan Chandler spoke with co-founder of the iconic El Teatro Campesino, Agustin Lira, and his musical collaborator Patricia Wells.

Dan, Agustin and Patricia discuss social justice activism, current and past - and the new album from the band Alma, Songs of Struggle & Hope


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Wendy Butler talks to cast and crew from Eureka High's production of Seussical and North Coast Repertory Theater's production of Richard III

NCRT's production of the Shakespeare classic opens March 23 and runs through April 13.

According to the North Coast Journal, EHS Players present "a well-crafted mish-mash of several of Dr. Seuss's most beloved stories." It opens Friday and runs through April 1st.


Wendy Butler speaks with Rae Robison and Megan Johnson of Plays In the Park's production of Eleemosynary. This benefit show features three generations of brilliant and troubled women whose complicated relationships have shaped each of them, even as they struggle to assert their own independence.  


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Northcoast Preparatory Academy students Cairo Aguilar, Rachel Post and Mattea Denney stop by KHSU to talk about their Junior/Senior show Wilde Ghosts & Coward Spirits, a spooky musical comedy, featuring song and dance, unique costumes and rollicking humor. Director Gretha Omey Stenger adapted the story of a wealthy American family that buys an English estate only to discover how Old World superstitions become a modern-day nuisance. Performances are at HSU's Gist Hall, Jan. 19-21, 7 pm, matinees Jan. 21 and 22, 2 pm.


"Alice is an 11 year-old girl who has recently moved to NorCal from a city," says Dell'Arte's Jenny Lamb. "And that's her adventure through the rabbit hole -  just meeting all these crazy Humboldt County-ish stereotypes."

Cast members from Dell'Arte's latest production talk to Wendy Butler about their northern Californian twist on Alice in Wonderland. 


 The Theatre, Film and Dance Department at Humboldt State University presents columbinus,” a play that looks at issues of alienation, hostility and social pressure in high schools and was inspired by the April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado.

 The Theatre, Film and Dance Department at Humboldt State University presents columbinus,” a play that looks at issues of alienation, hostility and social pressure in high schools and was inspired by the April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado.

Director Troy Lescher and two actors discuss their theatrical response to one of America's most notorious shootings with Wendy Butler.


Dell’Arte International MFA graduate, actor and teacher Zuzka Sabata will present her original one-woman play about 19th century historical figure Olive Oatman at six different venues across Humboldt County August 18-28.

Sabata says her play explores the life of a woman who lived in two seemingly opposing cultures. During her Artwaves interview she talks about why she was interested in catalyzing a community dialog about this individual and this subject matter.

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RED LIGHT IN BLUE LAKE: ADULT CABARET is Friday and Saturday night at 10:30 in Blue Lake (July 1 and 2), part of Dell'Arte International's Mad River Festival. "Lulu" aka Jenny Lamb spoke with the Homepage about the saucy, late-night cabaret full of burlesque, comedy and music.