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.
Theater & Arts
by on 04.14.14

Davalos characterizes Faustus as a Renaissance Timothy Leary.

Priam's children
by on 04.14.14

This is a massive tome, and their cuts were well placed to “sing the rage of Peleus’s son Achilles” without tediously dragging the audience across every Greek battlefield or repeating the well known story of the Trojan horse.

Theatre of Deathly Intent
by on 04.07.14

This version of ‘Hound of the Baskervilles’ by TheatreWorks stays true to its Brit roots, perhaps in a way never imagined by Arthur Conan Doyle. Hint: think Monty Python.

All things Greek
by on 04.07.14

His voice was so strong that he could have blown away the entire Nourse Auditorium if he dispensed with the mic.

Off with his head!
by on 04.04.14

LaBelle could sing ASCII code and still make you weak in the knees. Genaux could do the same, all the while convincing you that the most heart-rending drama just taken place.

Hail Aphrodite!
by on 03.28.14

Meaney’s take on the seemingly flaky, abrasive actress who arrives late for an audition eases the audience into these transitions, at least until the realization dawns that she’s left much unrevealed as she deftly transitions to the character she plays.

Coloratura kitty cats
by on 03.24.14

O’Reilly has a quiet intensity, as if consciously containing all the energy at his command.

Theater & Arts
by on 03.14.14

Steven Epp is smart, irrepressible, and so damn funny that you really should pee before entering the theatre.

Listening Smarter
by on 03.12.14

The tone of this embraced opposites: dreamy, but not relaxed; fluid, but still tense, and propelled forward by curious rhythms.

Googley-eye frogs
by on 03.10.14

This high energy TheatreWorks production pulsates to a French Caribbean beat, radiating life force.