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I had read all the critical acclaim for "Master Harold and the Boys" Athol Fugard's masterpiece of a play set in 1950 apartheid South Africa playing in the Sacramento Theatre Company Pollock Stage. I finally found time to go see it and found out I could barely get a ticket to tonight Friday's show. The show ends this weekend and is well worth seeing. I saw one of the early productions of the play at the Seattle Repertory Theater in 1984. Not surprising it is the only play I remember from that season. Michael J. Asberry, Rob Anthony, and Will Block all give outstanding performances. All the more amazing for the 18 year old Block a graduate of the STC Young Professionals Conservatory
A major theatrical event took place in Sacramento on Saturday night, April 27, with the Sacramento Theater Company’s world premiere of “A Little Princess.” It is a musical with close creative ties to Sacramento, a show with a potential to reach a huge audiences, given its launch in a Sacramento Theater Company production that could not be more pitch perfect in any way. William J. Brooke has created a wonderful playbook based on popular English-American writer Frances Hodgson Burnett’s children’s novel of the same name. Burnett is best known for her children’s books published just before and after the turn of the 19th century, “Little Lord Fauntleroy,” “The Little Princess” and “A Secret G
Creating a large, cheaper workforce by moving operations to states with lower business costs and a low cost of living is far from new for American businesses. It has caused endless strife in the lives of their employees, including long-term separation of parents from families, long weekend commutes and often divorce. It is now nearly a universal trend among global corporations, especially ones such as Verizon Corp., which has had a long history of labor strife, stemming back to the days of Nynex, Bell Atlantic and before (NY Times on the subject), moving to union-unfriendly, so called, right-to-work states. Alas, universally, right-to-work states are universally right-to-hate states. Thi
A ray of this week's sunshine strikes newly adopted Gwen who already knows how to find dead center. Midtown's St. Francis Manor resident Charlie Ziegler has won multiple prizes for his quilts at the Sacramento and El Dorado County fairs, as well as at the California State fair. He confesses it does make some of the women jealous.
While another sports homophobia incident erupted at 49ers headquarters yesterday, with the story revolving around ex-49er and Raiders offensive lineman Kwame Harris, it needless to say was very quickly overshadowed by current 49er Chris Culliver‘s “heartfelt” feelings about gays. And the backpedaling by everyone connected with pro football began. In the electronic media age, that includes everyone down to the fans. The bad news about sports homophobia in this day and age is how difficult it is to control these outbreaks of homophobia from ignorant comments by players such as Chris Culliver. The ignorant, often homophobic, response from organizations such as the 49ers continues to magnify