Santa Clara Players Open First Show of 2015 with Comedy
By Melissa McKenzie
Poor Harris Wellborn. As a once promising playwright, Wellborn finds himself down on his luck in the Santa Clara Players’ latest production, Harris Cashes Out.
Wellborn, played by Matt Matthews, wrote an off–Broadway musical, Passing Fancy, decades ago, but his show was a complete disaster and closed after only one performance, crushing Wellborn’s Broadway dreams. Now, with a disappointing career long in the past, the aging tunesmith is penniless and forced to move out of his home and into a run–down apartment complex run by his domineering sister, Maggie Bellows (Elizabeth Finkler)...
Soroptimist’s Annual Old Bag Luncheon Best Ever
By Carolyn Schuk
In 2011, Soroptimist International Santa Clara Silicon Valley put on their first–ever Old Bag Luncheon and Auction. It was such a hit they’ve been doing it ever since. Every year draws more guests who say it’s among Santa Clara’s most entertaining charity events.
This year’s luncheon raised a record–breaking $17,000 for community service projects, according to event chair Marilee Dunn...