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‘White Guy On the Bus’ an often uncomfortable take on race

‘White Guy On the Bus’ an often uncomfortable take on race

| February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

By SCOTT BABA Art and Entertainment Editor “White Guy On the Bus,” the new play being produced by Women of Words Productions at the Campbell Theater, is probably best described as “complex.” Unabashedly racially and politically charged, the play is in turns thought-provoking, insightful, and infuriating, depending on your point of view and political leaning. […]

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Thornton Wilder’s classic comedy delights at  the Campbell

Thornton Wilder’s classic comedy delights at the Campbell

| November 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

By SCOTT BABA Arts and Entertainment Editor Thornton Wilder’s “The Matchmaker,” now playing at the Campball Theater in Martinez, defies simple definition. It would be completely fair to label the play as a farce – it is, after all, extraordinarily farcical, with slapstick, confused identities, ridiculously unlikely coincidences and a brief moment of low-grade accidental […]

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New play opening at the Campbell finds comedy in death

New play opening at the Campbell finds comedy in death

| July 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

By SCOTT BABA Art and Entertainment Editor Women of Words premiered its sixth show at the Campbell Theater this weekend, opening “Dearly Departed” on Friday, a goofy southern comedy about life, death, and family. Written by David Dean Bottrell and Jessie Jones, “Dearly Departed” premiered in New Haven Connecticut in 1991, and that same year […]

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Collection of romantic comedy one-act plays at Campbell

Collection of romantic comedy one-act plays at Campbell

| May 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

By SCOTT BABA Art and Entertainment Editor Onstage Theater closes out its 40th season this month with “A Funny Little Thing Called Love” at the Campbell Theater, a series of one-act plays written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, the writing trio that is sometimes collectively know as Jones Hope Wooten. Jones Hope […]

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