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Weekend of Comedy brings big laughs to Big Idea

Katie Rubin returns to Big Idea Theatre for not only a night of stand up but also a workshop for aspiring comedians. Courtesy photo

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, […]

No Comment / July 10, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

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 […]

Comments Off / February 28, 2016 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Anything can happen during ‘Exit Interview’

Actors Jouni Kirjola, Tara Henry, Kaley Saari, Lizzy Poore and Jordan Mata perform in "Exit Interview," opening Sept. 12 at Big Idea Theatre. Photo by Yuri Tajiri

Big Idea Theatre continues its popular Unbound 2014 season Friday, Sept. 12, with the opening of “Exit Interview” by William Missouri Downs. Dick Fig has been fired. On his last day at his university Dick’s excruciating exit interview with Eunice, a humorless HR representative, is interrupted by an unexpected and violent incident. Downs’ witty play […]

Comments Off / September 04, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Play not at a loss for words

Can Mary (Jessica Berkey), George (Eason Donner) and Emma (Elizabeth Holzman), left to right, find the right words to make everything work in "The Language Archive?" Chaeck it out at Big Idea Theatre. Photo by Nic Candito

Big Idea Theatre’s “Unbound” 2014 season re-emerges on Friday, July 25, with the opening of “The Language Archive” by Julia Cho. George has spent his life documenting languages, but words fail him when Mary, his wife, tells George that she is leaving him. That same day, the last two speakers of a vanishing tongue arrive […]

Comments Off / July 17, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Meet Van Gogh at Big Idea Theatre

Kristine David and Brennan Villados perform in "Inventing Van Gogh," now playing at Big Idea Theatre. Photo by Benjamin T Ismail

“Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” — Oscar Wilde. Big Idea Theatre’s “Unbound” 2014 season unearths art and intrigue with its production of “Inventing Van Gogh” by Steven Dietz and directed by Benjamin T Ismail. In September 2013, the art world reeled when a painting, which had languished for years in a Norwegian […]

Comments Off / April 20, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

‘Merry Wives’ have a merry time during the Gold Rush

Adriana Marmo, Yuri Tajiri and Laura Kaya. left to right, appear in "The Merry Wives," a Gold Rush take on the classic Shakespeare play, at Big Idea Theatre. Photo by Benjamin T. Ismail

Big Idea Theatre’s “Unbound” 2014 season strikes gold with “The Merry Wives” by William Shakespeare, as adapted by Laura Kaya. Step back in time to the wild, wild West … where anything goes. It’s the Gold Rush, and tens of thousands of immigrants from around the world have flocked to California in search of their fortune. […]

Comments Off / March 02, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Big Idea takes on ‘When the Rain Stops Falling?’

Bert Andersson stars in "When the Rain Stops Falling," opening at Big Idea Theatre this week. Photo by Benjamin T Ismail

Big Idea Theatre’s “Unbound” 2014 season kicks off Friday, Jan. 10, with the opening of “When the Rain Stops Falling” by Andrew Bovell. This production is directed by Kirk Blackinton. It’s raining. Gabriel York is anxiously awaiting the arrival of the son he abandoned decades ago. “I know what he wants. He wants what all young men […]

Comments Off / January 05, 2014 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »