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“Little by Little, One Travels Far”

“Little by Little, One Travels Far”

By on 27 April, 2018 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot ever fence it out.” -J.R.R. Tolkien Our current production at the Playhouse, August Wilson’s Fences, is one of our biggest undertakings yet. It is not our largest cast, nor is it our most intricate set (though the set is quite […]

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Too Many Walls and Not Enough Bridges

Too Many Walls and Not Enough Bridges

By on 2 April, 2018 in Sarah Thornton with 1 Comment

“Some people build fences to keep people out… and other people build fences to keep people in.” -August Wilson’s Fences During the first rehearsal for the Playhouse’s upcoming production of Fences, the cast sat around a circle of tables to read through the play. This was the first time our wonderful ensemble came together to […]

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In Like A Lion

In Like A Lion

By on 23 February, 2018 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“March is a month of expectation.”– Emily Dickinson This month is a very busy and exciting time at the Cloverdale Playhouse. March is a time of shift as we experience the thaw of winter that leads into the bloom (and allergy season) of spring. I’ve always found that the period of seasonal shift brings with […]

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A Thousand Words or One Act

A Thousand Words or One Act

By on 29 January, 2018 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 1 Comment

“Cages or wings? Which do you prefer? Ask the birds.” -Jonathan Larson, Tick, Tick… Boom! When I was a little girl, I truly believed that a viable career option was to become an elf in Santa’s North Pole Workshop. Whenever I was asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” that was […]

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The Journey Goes On

The Journey Goes On

By on 2 January, 2018 in Art, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“We do on stage things that are supposed to happen off; which is a kind of integrity, if you look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.” – Tom Stoppard There are so many wonderful plays in the landscape of theater, so many important stories and voices to be heard. Part of the […]

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“A Little Kingdom I Possess”

“A Little Kingdom I Possess”

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

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.” ― Louisa May Alcott Did you know that Louisa May Alcott did not want to write Little Women? She had already created […]

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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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