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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Rick Reynolds: Only the Truth is Funny

Rick Reynold at Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma
By Vesta Copestakes

Would I have gone to this show if I hadn't been invited with a Press Pass? Probably not because I'm a workaholic - and that only reminds me of the many experiences I miss while working too many hours. Not seeing Rick Reynold perform at Cinnabar Theater would have been a sad loss. I was impressed, entertained and touched by his wisdom and delivery.

My partner Alan loves stand-up comedy, so on the off-chance that he would say yes - he, too is a workaholic - I forwarded Dave Pokorny's invitation via e-mail. Dave is one of the people who books shows into Cinnebar - each person books their area of expertise and Dave's is comedy. He's known Rick Reynolds for years and admires his work. This was a perfect fit for Cinnabar.

Rick Reynolds lives in Petaluma and is re-emerging after a respite from professional theater/comedy while he raised his children. He opened the show with a testament to the truth in what we were about to experience. The title of his show is “Only the Truth is Funny: Mid-Life at the Oasis.” This show is based on his life experiences and what he has learned over the years. Rick's ability to blend depth-of-life experience with comedy is what impressed me the most. There was so much to personally relate to, all wrapped in Rick's amazing capacity to tell the tale, make it funny, and hit home with the impact of truth.

Right from the start Rick opens with his concept of the three most important truths to life. That if you grew up feeling loved as a child, believe in God and have a fulfilling love is good. And this is the platform from which he springs into snippets of wisdom learned from a profoundly difficult childhood, through marriage and children to where he is today. Along the journey we howled with laughter, felt the sting of hard truths, the nod of recognition of shared experiences, and awe for Rick's ability to deliver a broad range of life experiences told through the lens of laughter.

Both Alan and I came away with respect for Rick Reynold's talent as a performer as well as his intelligence and ability to communicate with his stories. This is a show you should not miss. And yes, you will laugh - Rick is honestly funy.

Rick will be performing at Cinnebar Theater in Petaluma:
June 19, 20, 26, 27
July 2, 3, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
August 5 and 6 all at 8:00.

$20 presale/$25 at the door

Cinnabar Theater, 3333 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma, CA 94952
Ofc: 707-763-8920 Fax: 707-763-8929

and while you are on the web site - check out the broad range of music/theater/comedy season coming up.

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