Signs of spring have surely arrived here in Sunol.
Sinbad Creek no longer looks like chocolate milk from the recent
storms and is finally running clean and clear. The critters,
which inhabit the hills around my house, are starting to re-appear.
In fact, my car nearly collided with a wayward deer early the
other morning and on some days I have even encountered a two-legged
variety in the form of a bicyclist. The wild turkeys though
seem to be oblivious to any passing car and strut their colorful
bodies across the road in front of you as if you were interuppting
their pathway. Everything seems to be that perfect color green,
from the fern that grows along the hillside to the beautiful
moss covered trees.
The springtime also reminds us of another annual event here
in Sunol. In it's 23rd season, The Sunol Repertory Theatre proudly
presents "Trapped in a Villan's Web or Weave me a Loan".
This years old-fashioned melodrama written by Tim Kelly is set
in a elegant Brooklyn hat shop. And for those of you who have
never had the opportunity to attend, audience participation
is very much expected. The play's hero gets cheered, the heroine
gets the aaahhhs and the sinister bad guy gets boood and lots
and lot of fall-out-of-your-seat laughter.
This years colorful characters are: Sue Marshall as Fifi Du
Bayou, Klay Kunkel as Beau Weevil, Derek Johnson as Dogtemper,
Diane Tiessen as Emma, Paige Mendicino as Mrs. Reckonwith, Laurie
Walker as Little Sally, Patti Balch as Cora Cornseed, Lori Nielsen
as Victoria Oxbow, Michael Brown as Johnny Sage, Ted Tinges
as Orson Buggy, Suzanne Diers as Mrs. Tanratty, Sandi Bohner
as Mrs. Manypenny, Kelly Sandlin as Gussie, Dale Walker as Oliver,
Krista Schram as Polly, Sarae Van Dyke as Molly, Stephan Doyle
a Mannequin, Lynn Kozma as Coachman and this years sign girls
are Stashia and Alexis Hylas. Sunol Glen students performing
olios, which are small skits in between the play's acts are
Sara Brown, Craig Perry, Rebecca Brown, Grant Perry, Hayley
Nielsen, Hannah Xenakis and Kelsi Ocon. This seasons directors
are Stephan Doyle and Lynn Kozma and producer is Diane Tiessen.
I had the opportunity to see the action up close during last
years production and the Sunol Repertory Theatre's actors and
crew are exceptionally professional and they truly go out of
their way to make each and every performance shine. Hours of
rehearsal and set decoration begin in January and they work
very hard all the way up to the performance dates in March.
Performance dates are March 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 at
This years production, as with those of the past are surely
to sell out quickly so hurry and gets your tickets well in advance.
The tickets can be purchased at Sunol Corners Store from 10:00
a.m. to 6: 00 p.m. and are $10 each. Sunol Repertory Theater
has contributed $67,000 over the last 22 years and proceeds
benefit Sunol Glen School's theater and arts program.
Always keeping us in a festive mood and honoring St. Patricks
Day, Elliston Vineyards is offering a Irish-style buffet at
$25.00 per person on Sunday, March 14 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00
p.m. call 925-862-2377 for more information.
Get well wishes are in order for Wayne Zimmerman, we hope you
are making speedy recovery.