Sarah Thornton

From Fairies and Fables to Men and Realities

From Fairies and Fables to Men and Realities

By on 27 October, 2017 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.” – Louisa May Alcott Louisa May Alcott was an advocate for social change. During her lifetime, women did not have many options. Marriage to a wealthy family was the highest level of “success” to which a young woman could aspire. A headstrong, spirited, […]

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Laughing Ourselves to Death

Laughing Ourselves to Death

By on 29 September, 2017 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 1 Comment

“If you will forgive me for being personal — I do not like your face…” -Agatha Christie Agatha Christie, heralded as “the Queen of Crime,” is one of the most widely read novelists in history. Her sixty-plus books have been translated into hundreds of languages, adapted into plays and films, and continue to have life […]

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Ch-ch-ch-Changes

Ch-ch-ch-Changes

By on 25 August, 2017 in Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates People who know me well know that I’m a bit of an artistic enigma. Perhaps it is something to do with my Leo/Virgo cusp birthday? Whatever the cause, I live my life […]

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Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

By on 26 July, 2017 in Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What? You, too? I thought I was the only one.’” -C.S. Lewis As we approach the end of the Playhouse production of J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, I am reflective about the lessons I’ve been learning this summer from this company of actors, […]

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“Never Grow Up, Never Grow Up, Never Grow Up!”

“Never Grow Up, Never Grow Up, Never Grow Up!”

By on 30 June, 2017 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“Childhood is the world of miracle and wonder: as if creation rose bathed in the light, out of the darkness, utterly new and fresh and astonishing. The end of childhood is when things cease to astonish us.” – Eugene Ionesco One of the themes at the Playhouse this season is embracing the simple, honest joy […]

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Dragons and Pirates and Bullies, Oh, My!

Dragons and Pirates and Bullies, Oh, My!

By on 26 May, 2017 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.” -Rainer Maria Rilke I’ve been thinking a lot lately about bullies. We all have had experiences […]

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Opposed Absolutes – The Crucible

Opposed Absolutes – The Crucible

By on 1 May, 2017 in Art, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

Crucible [n]: a place or situation in which concentrated forces interact to cause or influence change or development. (2.) a severe test. For the last several weeks, the Cloverdale Playhouse has been climbing the mountain that is Arthur Miller’s masterpiece The Crucible. Some plays get under your skin, and boy, this is one of them. […]

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The Power of an Audience

The Power of an Audience

By on 31 March, 2017 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 1 Comment

“There is a certain immortality involved in the theatre, not created by monuments and books, but through the knowledge the actor keeps to his dying day that on a certain afternoon, in an empty and dusty theatre, he cast a shadow of a being that was not himself but the distillation of all he had […]

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The Art of Showing Up

The Art of Showing Up

By on 23 February, 2017 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“What does he want from me? What should I try to be?/So many faces all around, and here we go. I need this job, oh God, I need this show.” – A Chorus Line, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban It is an adage that actors are not professional actors, but professional auditioners. […]

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A Comedy in Long-Shot

A Comedy in Long-Shot

By on 27 January, 2017 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“As someone said, “the finest comedy comes from the greatest truth”. Or was it “the best comedy is deadly serious”? Or was it “play it for real and not the gag” (that was Buster Keaton). Anyway, whoever said what when, I’d respectfully ask you to remember the story too. It’s there behind the mayhem.” – […]

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