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2018-05-18May 18, 2018

The difference between seeing a play again and watching a movie more than once, is that the play will necessarily be different every time you see it. Even if it’s the same cast, a play is a living thing with changing moods and nuances. I’ve seen Sam Shepard’s True West several times and each endeavor has been different. Director Christopher Johnston’sproduction at Cloverdale Performing Arts Center is full of energy, truth and brilliant acting.

2017-12-29Dec 29, 2017

Living well right up to the moment we die. . . what a concept! Yet it’s one that too few of us consider. We can get caught in the disease and the distress of our situation, or that of a loved one, and eventually everyone in our life joins us there. Thankfully, there is a solution: hospice care.

2017-12-01Dec 1, 2017

The Holiday Season is upon us. That means not only shopping, decorations and more shopping, but also a slew of Christmas movie reruns and live shows. Cloverdale Performing Arts Center's contribution to the latter category isNutcracker . . . The Musical, a whimsical retelling of the classic ballet that's bound to entertain every member of your extended family.

2018-05-03May 3, 2018

Throughout our region and well beyond, the new millennium has ushered in an increasing recognition of Cloverdale as a dynamic incubator for an ever expanding and inspiring range of culturally diverse projects and events focused on the visual and performing arts.

2018-04-07Apr 7, 2018

Eccentric San Francisco residents wander through Nick’s waterfront dive bar, swapping outrageous tales, looking for jobs, and flirting with women who take their fancy. Premiering in 1939, the play’s age is evident in jokes about darkies, Indians, and midgets which are in poor taste. William Saroyan’s casual pace and shifting style augments these unfortunate details, coming to a hasty and violent denouement which seems out of place with the previous quiet, thoughtful monologues.

2018-04-06Apr 6, 2018

Cloverdale Performing Arts Center’s latest production is The Time of Your Life by William Saroyan. If the work of this author doesn’t immediately come to mind, that’s not surprising. Though this California native lived into the 1970’s, the bulk of his popularity in both stage and novels came during World War II. But this play has surprising relevance to the issues and tone of many debates going on today.

2018-02-14Feb 14, 2018

Thinking outside the box once again, Cloverdale Performing Arts Center opens their 2018 season with David Mamet’s November, in February. But the timing couldn’t be better. With everything going on in the real White House these days, it’s fun to compare that with Mamet’s vision of a desperate man’s last-ditch effort to hold on to power even when all hope is gone.

2018-02-03Feb 3, 2018

Our community has never been stronger than it is today. We were sorely tested by the fires in October. We’ve been tested ever since, as fire survivors clean up the ashes and rubble of our homes and attempt to keep our focus on the future.

2018-02-03Feb 3, 2018

As you may have heard, Cloverdale City Manager Paul Cayler is retiring March 31st. Unlike some long-time CMs, Paul is not simply an official up on the podium at city council meetings and regularly quoted in the media.

2018-02-03Feb 3, 2018

As you may have heard, Cloverdale City Manager Paul Cayler is retiring March 31st. Unlike some long-time CMs, Paul is not simply an official up on the podium at city council meetings and regularly quoted in the media.

2018-02-03Feb 3, 2018

You don’t have to be a legendary vintner to know that all great wine makers share that same special passion. Just talk wine with one of them…or, better, with two. That’s exactly what we did when we met recently with Kathleen Kelley Young and her daughter, Madeline Kelley Stewart, at the newly opened tasting room: Kelley & Young Winesat the Library.

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