Photo by Tim Porter
The Man’s from La Mancha –but (almost) everyone else is from Marin
Ever watch a show and think to yourself “I think I went to school with that guy?” Well, chances are you did. Here is a rundown of who is in this summer’s Mount Tamalpais Mountain Play, Man of La Mancha, directed by Jim Dunn. Sancho Panza is played by Randy Nazarian (Novato). The others are Aldonza: Linda Gaudianni (Ross), Innkeeper: Ray Martin (San Anselmo), Antonia: Sophia Rose Morris (San Rafael), Dr. Carrasco: Michael Cassidy (San Anselmo), Padre: Buzz Halsing ( San Rafael), Housekeeper: Sandi Weldon (Fairfax) and the Barber: Greg Wolff (Mill Valley). The chorus includes Jennifer Boynton, Dana Cherry (Greenbrae), Morgan Eichwald (San Francisco), Jessie Feller (San Rafael), Lindsey Herrera (San Rafael), Don Hodge (San Anselmo), Heather Lane (Santa Rosa), Mistyann Loetterle (San Francisco), Sean O’Brien (San Rafael), Clifford M. Parker (Novato), Joel Pathman (Mill Valley), James Pfeiffer (Petaluma), Peter Sorensen (Mill Valley), Maurice Thouvenin (Woodacre). mountainplay.org
The Miller brothers, who were featured in the May issue of Marin Magazine, will be on hand at Bookstock 2009 at AT&T Park on June 6. The event includes live music, an art show, an advance screening of the twins’ film Touching Home, starring Ed Harris, and the launch of their memoir Either You’re In Or You’re In the Way. The event is also budget-friendly: admission is free for anyone purchasing a copy of the featured book in advance at Book Passage or any participating independent bookstore. Book Passage (Corte Madera). 415.927.0960,
The Search Is On
A flower of singular beauty and occurrence grows on Ring Mountain’s grassy slopes. Endemic to one hillside, the Tiburon Mariposa lily (Calochortus tiburonensis) blooms in early summer as the grasses turn brown. Searching for the flower is half the fun, but please stay on trails and give the plant the respect it deserves.
Marin Organic Executive Director Helge Hellberg has launched An Organic Conversation, a Saturday morning radio show on Clear Channel’s affiliate, Green 960 AM. The one-hour discussion features topics involving groundbreaking initiatives and ecology-based thinking. Listen live each Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.