VOL. 23 - NO. 29
AUG 12 - 19, 2018
PO BOX 13283
OAKLAND, CA 94661-0283

510.595.7777 FAX

Joint Forces Journal is published privately, and in no way is connected with DoD, the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard. This website and the printed newspaper are intended for the members of the Armed Forces and their families. Contents do not necessarily reflect official views of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard, and do not imply endorsements thereof. The marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor of the purchases, user or patron for advertisers prohibited. If a violation or rejection of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the publisher shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. Editorial content is prepared and edited privately, and is provided by the Public Affairs Office of U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard installations. Correspondence and material for publication should be addressed to: Editor, Joint Forces Journal, P.O. Box 13283, Oakland, CA, 94661-0283. Deadline for receiving articles and photos is 3 p.m. Monday for publication on Friday of that week. Joint Forces Journal editorial policy is to use bylines and photo credits where applicable and when submitted.

TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: NTC's "Five Tellers Dancing in the Rain" Offers Message of Strength

Jun 01, 2018
Novato Theater Company’s production of “Five Tellers Dancing in the Rain,” currently performing through June 10 at the NTC Playhouse in Novato, CA., is the timeless story of women finding strength through their open and honest relationships with other women. The 1994 Michael Dunn play takes place in the breakroom of a small southern bank over six consecutive mornings. Basically, the audience eavesdrops on the conversations of these five women, who have for too long defined themselves in terms of their relationships recently ended or in the process of falling apart with the men in their lives. Each of the bank tellers laugh, cry, talk, and eventually each comes to the realization that they have let their relationships with men define them for too long. It’s a play about broken hearts and about finding strength and self-respect through friendships with those who have been down similar roads before. The audience is left with the clear impression that each woman is about to begin a new chapter in their lives.

The Novato Theater Company has once again chosen a wonderful property and brilliant cast. Each of the five women create memorable interpretations of their characters. Of special note is Sandi V. Weldon (Delores) who has been in the Bay Area theater world for over 40 years. She has founded three award-winning theatre companies and directed over 300 plays and musicals! It was a real treat to see her in this production. The others, who each deserve accolades, include Hande Gokbas (Lorene), Jayme Catalano (Betina), Janelle Ponte (Twyla), and Lindsay John (Jenny).

Anna Smith directs this play with warmth, compassion, and intelligence. This is a warm and engaging production that offers lots of laughs, and gives a strong message about finding strength from within.

Run time is approximately 120 minutes with one 15 minute intermission. For tickets or more information please phone (415) 883-4498 or visit http://www.novatotheatercompany.org.


Coast Guard Academy Class of 2022 Nearing the End of Swab Summer

Air Force May Go Old School With Dress Blue Uniform Update

The Navy Could Send More Sailors to Alaska

TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition “Mail Call” on Display at USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum

TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: Feinstein’s at the Nikko Presents “Liberace & Liza Minnelli Live! A Tribute”

TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: The Golden Follies Is a Big Hit at Pleasanton’s Firehouse Arts Center

TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: Spectacular New Production of “The Phantom of the Opera” Comes to SHN Orpheum Theatre

Army Cyber Command Could Get New Name to Highlight Capability Range

Two Marines Receive Valor Awards for Secret Gunfight Against al-Qaida

Marines Want Lighter Armor Plates to Help Infantry Move Faster