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Theatre Review: Ruzzante Comes Home From the War

Theatre Review: Ruzzante Comes Home From the War

Janine Volkmar Mad River Union BLUE LAKE – A friend said before the play started, “I’m so glad it’s comedy.” I just looked at her. Ruzzante Comes Home From the War, the new production at Dell’Arte, is true Commedia dell’Arte in that it whipsaws from comedy to tragedy in a moment and then back again.

Jeff DeMark’s ‘Writing My Way Out of Adolescence’ – ‘It changes, it evolves, it’s elastic’

Janine Volkmar Mad River Union BLUE LAKE – Jeff DeMark will perform his one-man show, Writing My Way Out of Adolescence, for the 89th time on Father’s Day, June 17 at 2 p.m.in the Pierson Big Tent as part of the Mad River Festival in Blue Lake. It may be the last time, but I don’t

Dell’Arte, Mad River Union to tell your ‘Stories in the Tent’

Dell’Arte International BLUE LAKE – Dell’Arte International, in collaboration with the Mad River Union, puts out a call for stories from the residents of Humboldt County. From those submitted, five stories will be chosen and adapted by five actor-creators from the Dell’Arte Company and performed at Stories in the Tent at the 28th Annual Mad

Humboldt Can Help: Blue Lake brings it home for Puerto Rico

Janine Volkmar Mad River Union BLUE LAKE – We read the news or see it on television and it’s horrific. Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria in September and 1.2 million people are still without potable water and many without electricity. But talking with former Dell’Arte International students from Puerto Rico about the situation

Mad River Festival: Last chance to attend ‘The State of Jefferson Picnic,’ plus more Mad Lab & Red Light

Mad River Union BLUE LAKE – The 2017 Mad River Festival continues this week, with more Mad Lab and an adult cabaret. The State of Jefferson Picnic: This Land is Your Land, But Mostly My Land runs Thursday through Sunday at 8 p.m. in Dell’Arte’s Rooney Amphitheatre, closing Sunday July 2. Mad Lab 2 The

Theatre Review: Dell’Arte’s ‘Picnic’ packed with pratfalls & provocations

Lauraine Leblanc Mad River Union BLUE LAKE – In the early 1990s, my family took a road trip from Montreal to Atlanta to deliver me to grad school. When we arrived, my student housing apartment wasn’t ready, so we found a campground in which to spend Labor Day weekend, in Stone Mountain Park, Georgia. As

Dell'Arte Honors Jane Hill With Lifetime Achievement Award

BLUE LAKE – As Dell’Arte International looks ahead to the 40th anniversary of its arrival in Blue Lake in 1974, DAI is proud and pleased to present the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award to Dell’Arte’s co-founder, Jane Hill. The ceremony will take place at 4 p.m on Saturday, June 29, followed by dinner and a performance of the Dell’Arte

It Would Be A Mistake To Miss Dell'Arte's Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors proves to be an ideal vehicle for Dell’Arte’s company of actors to play to their strengths. The broad clowning and slapstick physical comedy is ably pulled off by the entirety of the ensemble, with notable performances by Andrew Eldredge and Jerome Yorke pantomiming each other as the twin Dromios.