Sonoma Arts Live presents . . .
October 26 - 30
Wednesday – Saturday 7:30 pm
Sunday – 2:00 pm
Sonoma Arts Live is excited to bring Cinnabar Theater’s winter 2016 hit BAD DATES to the Rotary Stage in Andrews Hall, Sonoma Community Center, for 5 shows only, Oct. 26-30. Directed by Michael Ross.
Jennifer King (Haley) is thrilled to be reprising her role in Bad Dates after the sold out run at Cinnabar Theater last February. An international theater artist, Jennifer has spent the last three years performing, directing and creating work in The UK, Germany and Poland as well as the US. Regional acting, directing and teaching credits include work for the California Shakespeare Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Aurora Theatre Company, Shakespeare Napa Valley, SF PlayGround, Napa Valley Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Playhouse, Sonoma County Repertory Theater, Napa Valley Playhouse, Lucky Penny Productions, The White Barn, the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Napa Valley College, and Richland, Foothill, and Solano Colleges, as well as Kingston University UK, Sonoma State University and the University of California, Davis. Locally, she was the Executive and Artistic Director of Sonoma County Repertory Theater and now serves as Professor of Theater Arts/Artistic Director at Napa Valley College where she founded Shakespeare Napa Valley. As an actor, favorite roles include Mankind (Mankind), Blanche (A Streetcar Named Desire), Nora (A Doll’s House), Sylvia (Sylvia), Emma (Betrayal), among many others. In addition to her work on stage, Jennifer voices national and local commercials and documentaries and can be heard in the Reduced Shakespeare Company production of The History of Comedy (abridged).
THIS PRODUCTION IS DIRECTED BY MICHAEL ROSS,
Michael is delighted to be working with Sonoma Arts Live for the first time. He has worked around the North Bay both as an actor and a director with several theater companies including Spreckels Theater Company, 6th Street Playhouse, Napa Valley Playhouse, Shakespeare Napa Valley, The White Barn, Contra Costa Civic Theater, Lucky Penny and Napa Valley Conservatory Theater. Some favorite directing projects have been A Funny Thing...Forum,25th Annual...Spelling Bee, Spamalot, Victor/Victoria, Talley's Folly, The Marvelous Wonderettes, And the World Goes Round, 39 Steps and Starting Here, Starting Now. He is also familiar with the production and design aspects of theater having produced several shows including Harvey, God of Carnage, The Complete History of Comedy (abridged) and Fallen Angels to name a few. He has done set design and costume design for Talley's Folly as well as set design for Art. By day he is a hair colorist/stylist in St. Helena.
Here’s what critics had to say about the original production, directed by Molly Noble, at Petaluma’s premier theater:
Observing her reflection as she tries on an array of outfits, King’s marvelously performed “long night of the soul” includes hilarious descriptions of each date-gone-wrong, as she realizes that finding a person to love won’t happen until she finally figures out what she really wants, and who she really is. ★★★★
— David Templeton, North Bay Bohemian
King gives a rich and sparkling performance as the dauntless Haley, whose soliloquies are filled with wry humor, epicurean insights, and down-to-earth charm. She is, by turns, wistful, wise and not-so-wise, a mirror of that collective part of humanity that, against the odds, keeps believing in, as Oscar Wilde so admirably puts it, “the triumph of hope over experience.”
—Sascha Paulsen, Napa Valley Register
Jennifer King's photo by Eric Chazankin
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Sonoma Community Center, Rotary Stage in Andrews Hall
276 E. Napa, Sonoma