Peninsula Backstage


There’s no shortage of live theatre on the San Francisco Peninsula. Plays, musicals, and opera. Modern and classical. Professional and amateur. Peninsula Backstage brings in the people behind upcoming shows to talk about them. Tune in and find out what’s going on in our world of theatre.

Our Current Episode
On July 8th, we shot an episode featuring Stanford Repertory Theater‘s upcoming production of Hecuba/Helen, which is running at the Roble Studio Theater on the Stanford campus from July 26th through August 19th.

Peninsula Backstage host Nina G. Perry interviewed the director, choreographer, and lead actor about this new adaptation of two of Euripides’ works combined into a single performance. Plus, actors performed scenes from the play. You’ll see Chorus members speaking and moving in unison, a heartbreaking monologue, and some knife juggling!

David Simon directed the episode, and we couldn’t have done it without the talents of crew members Fred Bockmann, Stan Ng, Ron Marks, Alan Zoraster, Judy Rock, Dan Tunturici, Cathy Keys, and Pedro Arenas.

In addition, we celebrated Fred Bockmann‘s 25th episode of Peninsula Backstage! We held a brief knighting ceremony and presented Fred with gifts. (Oh, and cake. Let’s not forget the cake.)

Click the Show Times link to see the episode on TV, or the Online Episodes link to see it on Vimeo.

And remember to go out and support local, live theatre!