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Is it showtime yet?: Northern California theaters await movie-goer return after loosening of coronavirus restrictions

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Roxy Stadium 14 in downtown Santa Rosa (courtesy of Santa Rosa Cinemas)

When Napa County on Oct. 20 moved to the orange tier of California’s coronavirus reopening plan, allowing movie theaters to increase indoor capacity to 50%, the owner of St. Helena’s Cameo Cinema wasn’t all that excited.

Cathy Buck has been allowed since Aug. 31 to operate at 25% capacity because the county was in the red tier, but she still hasn’t been able to fill even 30 of the total 140 seats.

“Most of the patrons aren’t comfortable coming back to the theater,” Buck said.

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Stage Review: ‘Small Mouth Sounds’ brings live theater to your laptop

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Left Edge Theatre, based in Santa Rosa, has brought “the show must go on” to a new level with their latest play now being presented on Zoom. While the platform features a few elements and limitations that are occasionally distracting, with actors flickering in and out of view, random names flashing across the screen, and sound issues, there is something endearing about watching a play on this format.

“Small Mouth Sounds,” by Bess Wohl, is set during a weeklong meditation retreat, with a motley assortment of characters, each surrounded by mystery. These secrets are what make the play so engaging. Even the enigmatic teacher (Lulu Thompson), narrating as a disembodied voice, is not all that they seem.

Staying entirely silent can be difficult.

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