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A scene from ‘Billy Nobody’. Photo by Sharon Hawthorne.
A scene from ‘Billy Nobody’. Photo by Sharon Hawthorne.

Unusual Comedies
Coming to Sonoma County 

May 1, 2019
by Alexa Chipman

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Pegasus Theater Company

‘Billy Nobody’ is a flamboyant romantic comedy centered around vivacious Aurora (Elizabeth Henry) and Billy (John Rowan), who has allowed the pressures of responsibility and toxic relationships to transform his worldview into one of fear. Written by local playwright Stanley Rutherford, it uses ordinary situations like frustration at the Big Value checkout stand to create a relatable setting.

Sharon Hawthorne, the director, has been looking for contemporary pieces that have not been performed in the area before. “I particularly like that there’s lots of room for directorial interpretation.” The only request from Rutherford was that the set should be designed with red as the dominant color. “I am blessed to have attracted a wonderful group of actors” Hawthorne comments. “This is not a naturalistic play—to enjoy it, you must be willing to give yourself over to its absurdity.”

‘Billy Nobody’

May 24 - June 9, 2019

Fri/Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 4:00pm

Tickets: $18 general, $15 seniors / students

Pegasus Theater Company performing at
Mt. Jackson Masonic Lodge - Theater entrance on Third Street
14040 Church Street, Guerneville

(800) 838-3006  

https://www.pegasustheater.com



Left Edge Studio Theatre

Left Edge Studio Theatre - This Random WorldLeft Edge Theatre offers a Season Showcase presenting snippets of potential plays for the upcoming season, and ‘This Random World’ was an audience favorite from last year. Director Phoebe Moyer describes it as “a cascading series of missed connections that result in…lessons that are all too familiar, the painful as well as the redeeming. I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of how one is related to strangers.” In an unorthodox story format by Steven Dietz, the plot follows various people in their daily lives that run parallel to each other, rather than intersecting.

Paige Picard (Claire) describes her character as a “beautifully complex woman…she doesn’t have all the answers but sets herself up on the impossible mission of finding them anyway.” Intelligent and witty, Claire still finds herself “crippled with self-doubt.” Down-to-earth personalities are at the core of this play. Moyer mentions that there are “minute by minute interactions between people as they try to make sense of the world and their place in it.” This is a realistic, humorous journey into the power of connections.

‘This Random World’

May 3 - 26, 2019

Fri/Sat at 8:00pm, Sun at 2:00pm

Tickets: $25 general, $40 VIP (reserved seating) 

Left Edge Studio Theatre at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa

(707) 546-3600

www.leftedgetheatre.com



‘Billy Nobody’ is a flamboyant romantic comedy centered around vivacious Aurora (Elizabeth Henry) and Billy (John Rowan), who has allowed the pressures of responsibility and toxic relationships to transform his worldview into one of fear. Written by local playwright Stanley Rutherford, it uses ordinary situations like frustration at the Big Value checkout stand to create a relatable setting.

Sharon Hawthorne, the director, has been looking for contemporary pieces that have not been performed in the area before. “I particularly like that there’s lots of room for directorial interpretation.” The only request from Rutherford was that the set should be designed with red as the dominant color. “I am blessed to have attracted a wonderful group of actors” Hawthorne comments. “This is not a naturalistic play—to enjoy it, you must be willing to give yourself over to its absurdity.”

‘Billy Nobody’

May 24 - June 9, 2019

Fri/Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 4:00pm

Tickets: $18 general, $15 seniors / students

Mt. Jackson Masonic Lodge - Theater entrance on Third Street
14040 Church Street, Guerneville

(800) 838-3006  

https://www.pegasustheater.com



Author Website - http://imaginationlane.net
Travel Blog - http://vintagevinogirl.com
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