Big Idea Theatre

Family transforms in ‘The Open House’

Big Idea Theatre continues its 10th anniversary season, Find Your Voice, by welcoming Janis Stevens back to direct “The Open House” by Will Eno. The play, a dark comedy about family and transformation performed by an exceptionally talented cast, opened May 26. “Every house has potential, but, potential for what? is the question posed that […]

An act of defiance sets the stage for ‘Antigone’

Big Idea Theatre continues its 10th anniversary season, Find Your Voice, with the timely classic “Antigone” by Sophocles. “Antigone,” directed by Big Idea Theatre Company member Gail Dartez, is the story of how an act of defiance and an act of retaliation crumble a kingdom and invoke the wrath of the Gods. It explores the themes of […]

April 12, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Big Idea Theatre kicks off 10th season with ‘The Night Alive’

Kevin Adamski Big Idea Theatre Big Idea Theatre begins its 10th season, Find Your Voice, with the spellbinding drama, “The Night Alive” by Conor McPherson. “The Night Alive” opens Jan. 13 and runs through Feb. 11, taking a poignant look at the resilience of the human spirit and what it means to find the possibility of hope […]

January 11, 2017 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Fame is fickle, even if you’re a chimp

Big Idea Theatre nears the end of its 9th season, Unspeakable, with the Northern California premiere and hilariously dark comedy “Trevor” by Nick Jones. The show opens Sept. 30. Directed by Big Idea Theatre Marketing Director Joelle Robertson and inspired by true events, “Trevor” is a subversive comedy about fame, success and the lies we tell in […]

September 26, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Shakespeare gets sexy in Big Idea’s ‘Antony & Cleopatra’

Joelle Robertson Big Idea Theatre Big Idea Theatre continues its 9th season, Unspeakable, with a sexy and fierce adaptation of the classic “Antony & Cleopatra” by William Shakespeare. Following the action of Julius Caesar, Mark Antony, now one of the triumvirs of the Roman Republic, neglects his duty to rule the eastern provinces so that he […]

August 03, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Weekend of Comedy brings big laughs to Big Idea

Joelle Robertson Big Idea Theatre Big Idea Theatre’s Weekend of Comedy returns July 22-24 with live stand up comedy hitting the A Bit More Blackbox Series stage for what will likely be another year of sell-out success. On Friday July 22, five local and up and coming stand up comedians, Ray Molina, Alfonso Portela, Kiry Shabazz, […]

July 13, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

Meander with ‘7 Homeless Mammoths’ at Big Idea Theatre

As part of Big Idea Theatre’s 9th season, Unspeakable, the moving and hilarious dramedy “7 Homeless Mammoths Wander New England” will saunter onto the stage for the Sacramento premier March 4. The play by Madeleine George will run through April 2. The play is set on a northeastern college campus where controversy is brewing over the […]

March 02, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Tagged ,

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