It's beginning to look a lot like ... theatre season!

Being British, Thanksgiving isn’t baked into my DNA as a holiday – after all, Americans are celebrating their escape from us! But what it does signal for me is that a busy theatre season is about to begin – for which I am exceptionally thankful. With a nod to the season, here’s what I’m looking forward to over the next few weeks.

Opening tomorrow (1)

A Christmas Carol at Ferndale Rep

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Exciting things happening at Redwood Acres

Rewood Acres has become quite the hub for local businesses looking for a place to call home.  On November 2, 2014, many of these businesses opened their doors to the public and gave a taste of what they had to offer.  

What do desert cities have to do with Humboldt?

It was a question that set me thinking when I learned the title of Redwood Curtain Theatre’s latest production, a multiple-award-winning play by John Robin Baitz that goes by the name of Other Desert Cities.  A brief scratching of the surface told me that the play’s title comes from a roadsign on InterState 10 in Southern California pointing visitors towards the Coachella Valley.

Other Desert Cities roadsign

A Very Humboldt Harvest Festival


Due to the overwhelming chance of rain, Dell'Arte's Big Top circus tent will not be going up this year for Blue Lake Harvest Days.

Events scheduled to take place in the tent will now take place in Dell'Arte's Carlo Theatre at 131 H Street in Blue Lake. These include Chaplin in the Big Top, which will be at the same scheduled time of 8:30 p.m. on Friday, October 24, 2014, as well as the Barn Dance, which will be at the same scheduled time of 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014.

All tours/artist booths at the Business Park on Saturday have been cancelled.

All other events, including ELEMENTAL and the Mad River Grange Harvest Celebration, will take place as scheduled in the designated locations.

Please click here for the updated Harvest Days Schedule


As a writer and editor-for-hire, I can work pretty much anywhere as long as I have an Internet connection. That means I'm lucky enough to choose where to live based on purely personal criteria – which enabled one of the best decisions I’ve ever made: to live in Humboldt County.

And as anyone who knows me, or has been following my musings here, is well aware, two of the things I have come to love most here are the arts (especially theatre arts) and the food. So it’s no big surprise that I’m excited about this weekend’s Blue Lake Harvest Days celebrations.

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