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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 »

Big Idea Theatre announces new artistic director, 2014 season

Big Idea Theatre recently announced that  Artistic Director Brian Harrower will step down from his position at the end of the 2013. Big Idea’s current Marketing Director Benjamin T Ismail will succeed Harrower as A.D. “I am beyond thrilled to be the new artistic director for Big Idea Theatre,” Ismail said. “This upcoming season is […]

Comments Off / October 06, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »