City Lights’ ‘Truce’ a reminder of what is possible in times of war

The holidays have long been a magical time of year. Despite the annual cynicism that comes with Christmas songs in August and Black Friday that starts on regular Wednesday, the … Continue reading City Lights’ ‘Truce’ a reminder of what is possible in times of war

‘Wicked’ in San Jose is solid and sentimental

I have a fairly illustrious history with the musical “Wicked,”  the inventive prequel to “The Wizard of Oz.” I had bought tickets to attend the open-ended run in San Francisco … Continue reading ‘Wicked’ in San Jose is solid and sentimental

Sad day in the South Bay – curtain closes on venerable San Jose Rep

San Jose Repertory Theatre, one of the largest regional theatre companies in the Bay Area, has ceased operations amid growing financial woes. The 34-year-old downtown San Jose company released a … Continue reading Sad day in the South Bay – curtain closes on venerable San Jose Rep

San Jose’s newest company is ready to showcase inaugural show ‘The Last Five Years.’

Nancy J. McClymont is infused with energy about a few things. For starters, there is the passion for her hometown of San Jose. A San Josean since the age of … Continue reading San Jose’s newest company is ready to showcase inaugural show ‘The Last Five Years.’

Lewis’ spirituality is examined in ‘Screwtape’ this weekend in San Jose

Author C.S. Lewis had a harrowing journey as he navigated his own faith throughout his lifetime. The Irish author, best known for his “Chronicles of Narnia” series of books, grew … Continue reading Lewis’ spirituality is examined in ‘Screwtape’ this weekend in San Jose

Review: Renegade’s phenomenal ‘Collapse’ looks at how we deal with the impossible

Two years ago, my wife and I had ourselves a little bout with insomnia. Up late on a Tuesday night with work hovering over us like a black cloud, a … Continue reading Review: Renegade’s phenomenal ‘Collapse’ looks at how we deal with the impossible