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Theatre Review: HSU’s ‘Real Women’ is the whole package

Theatre Review: HSU’s ‘Real Women’ is the whole package

Lauraine Leblanc Mad River Union HUMBOLDT STATE – In a garment factory off an alleyway of a bustling city, five Latina women toil to complete a massive order of dresses by the end of the week. It’s too hot, the work is hard, the boss is demanding, and to top it all off, a mysterious

Theatre Review: The heart of darkness

Lauraine Leblanc Mad River Union GIST HALL THEATRE – On the first anniversary of the San Bernardino shooting – and days before the 27th anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre – Humboldt State’s Theatre Department opened its powerful production of columbinus, the award-winning play about the 1999 Columbine High School massacre. The work itself is

Theatre Review: Dell’Arte’s holiday show a tale of hope & tolerance

Lauraine Leblanc Mad River Union BLUE LAKE – Dell’Arte’s 35th annual holiday show opened last Friday to a packed house at the Carlo Theatre. More accurately stated, Li’l Red in the Redwoods, a wholly original show, had its world premiere, as Producing Artistic Director Michael Fields pointed out just prior to the performance. And it’s

Mary is poppin’ up all over

Mad River Union ARCATA – Humboldt Light Opera Company (HLOC) presents the beloved musical Mary Poppins, based on the classic children’s series by P.L. Travers and made famous by the 1964 Disney film. With music and lyrics by the Academy Award-winning Sherman Brothers (with additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe) and

There's Nothing Not To Like In As You Like It

Lauraine Leblanc Eye Arts Scrutinizer After a seven-year drought, Shakespeare returns to Redwood Park in a fun and frolicsome production of As You Like It.  One of Shakespeare’s more feminist plays, As You Like It features a heroine in male drag, Rosalind/Ganymede (ably played by Alyssa Rampel). Banished from the court of the Duke who