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June 26, 2007
In memorium: Thom Bach

The highly regarded, longtime area actor and director Thom Bach passed away from cancer last Thursday, June 21. A celebration of his Life will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, July 9, at the Art Court Theatre at Sacramento City College.

Bach worked at most of the theaters in the area, including the Geary, Woodland Opera House, Chautauqua Playhouse and Lambda Players.

The 43-year-old started working in Sacramento community theater just out of high school. One of his first productions was “Juno and Paycock” at City College in 1983. There he met and developed a lifelong friendship with Kim McCann. McCann said Bach had made peace with his illness: “He really faced it with grace and humor.”

She said Bach expressed only one disappointment.

“He said, ‘I’m really only mad about I’m not going to know how “Harry Potter” turns out.’ ”

Bach scripted the celebration of life, considering it his last production.

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