Saturday, December 29, 2007

New Conservatory Theatre Center Earns Kudos in SF Bay Times Best Theatre of 2007

Congratulations to Ed Decker and the crew at New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco for earning kudos in the San Francisco Bay Times Best Theatre of 2007!

Take Me Out was listed as the numero uno play of 2007 in San Francisco Theatre and the current running Based on a Totally True Story is number 3. Several other NCTC shows received honorable mention, including The Big Voice, Jim Brochu’s one-man Zero Hour, Farm Boys, The Dying Gaul, and Wilde Boys.

You can read the SF Bay Times theatre listing here.

My discussion of Based on a Totally True Story is here. You still have a few days to check out it out! For tickets, visit now.

NCTC has a great line up in store for early 2008 as well, including In Gabriel's Kitchen, the debut play of Salvatore Antonio, centering on an Italian-Canadian family's reaction to their son's homosexuality. For Gabriel, the youngest son, falling in love leads to decisions which cannot be reversed. For Gabriel's family, the subsequent loss of their favorite child means a silence of denial and the slow crumbling of a family built on Old World morals.

Other upcoming plays include I Am My Own Wife, and Mormon American Princess. Based upon the success of NCTC's lineup in 2007, these are sure to be theatre worth seeing in 2008!


Bid Adieu to 2007 with Good Riddance Day

Have you had enough of 2007 already? With only a few more days remaining in the year, it's time to assess the successes, failures, trials and tribulations of 2007!

This year was filled with highs and lows for me - I was let go from one employer after months of lay off speculation and found a new opportunity with a really great company that has potential. That was a win in my book. I had time between jobs to spend a week with my dad in Montana - that was another win. My employer paid for me to attend a meeting in Barcelona where I was able to spend additional time with friends before going to Paris to connect with Tom and friends - another win. This year was a roller coaster, but in the end, with the benefit of hindsight, it wasn't all that bad.

What's important is to bid good riddance to the trials of 2007 and focus on making 2008 an even better year!

Here's to a great 2008, devoid of Britney Spears' BS, Lindsay "LiLo" Lohan, and Paris "Poor Me" Hilton headlines. Also, resolution of the mortgage crisis, presidential candidates who focus on their own capability to broker real solutions and lead the country, and peace in the Middle East with the terrorists realizing that intimidation and violence are not the only means of achieving their political aims would be nice accomplishments for the year.

Peace and Happy New Year!