ARTICLES BY Cy Ashley Webb

Cy spent the ‘80’s as a bench scientist, the tech boom doing intellectual property law, and the first decade of the millennium, aspiring to be the world’s oldest grad student at Stanford where she is interested in political martyrdom. Presently, she enjoys writing for Stark Insider and the SF Examiner, hanging out at Palo Alto Children's Theatre, and participating in various political activities. Democracy is not a spectator sport! Cy is a SFBATCC member.
need you & feed you at 64
by on 09.19.14

Old Hats is about growing older in a clown’s body – a subject near and dear to those who feebly thwart increasing decrepitude.

Not how they do it at the Bolshoi...
by on 09.15.14

Don’t think for a minute that she’ll give you any of that Je ne veux pas dejeuner stuff.

Damn vile courtiers!
by on 09.09.14

Rigoletto’s so direct and so fast paced, it’s as if the bel canto world of Bellini and Rosetti never happened.

Turning green, I really think so
by on 09.01.14

‘Wicked’ leaves you leaving the theater with a spring in your step and a slightly bigger heart, which is a taller order than all the green “ozmopolitans” offered at the bar during intermission

Arts & Culture
by on 08.26.14

Zilah Mendoza’s nuanced performance of Odessa stands alone; so many threads of so many people run through this character and Mendoza does justice to them all.

No Malibu Barbra
by on 08.22.14

These old timey shoppes are taken straight out of Streisand’s 2010 book “My Passion for Design”, which one imagines the diva dictating and photographing while in an extremis Martha Stewart moment.

Theater & Arts
by on 08.19.14

Seventeen different voices, each with a different perspective, sketch out unexpected boundaries of moral culpability in Oakland.

Grab your death ray!
by on 08.18.14

Only afterwards does it dawn on you that your mind was transported from one place to another along such a smooth continuum that you arrived where you intended with only a limited sense of how you got there.

Final count: 530
by on 08.04.14

This motiv count changed the listening experience, as it forced you to listen through the often dense texture to pick up on repetitions happening deep in the music.

Theater & Arts
by on 07.30.14

“Chopin is the angel of all pianists,” says Felder, “he really was able to take piano to new heights that hadn’t been seen before him. All these years later, we still strive to create the magic that he supposedly created at the instrument… it’s really ethereal.”