American Buffalo

Director Mark Brokaw returns to the Dublin stage with the latest in a series of high profile productions of American dramas. He has switched registers from the stately intellectual rhythms of Arthur Miller (The Price, A View From the Bridge)  ...

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN

Eugene O’Neill’s flawed last masterpiece is given a welcome and high voltage revival at the start of Kevin Spacey’s second year as artistic director of the Old Vic. The play is masterfully directed by Howard Davies who is re-united  ...

Anna Karenina

by Leo Tolstoy adapted by Helen Edmundson Dublin: Gate Theatre 5th December to 3rd February, 2007 Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina appeared first in a serialized form between 1875 and 1877, a period during which its author was undergoing a profound  ...

The Birthday Party

By Harold Pinter Aurora Theater, Berkeley January 26-March 4, 2007 James Carpenter in The Birthday Party phoro: David Allen Aurora Theatre Web Site It’s not your ordinary birthday party, the kind with candles  ...

Faust

IFaust (William Burden) arrives to court Marguerite Photo by Brett Coomer The Devil Pulls the Strings Faust Houston Grand Opera January 26, 2007 The devil goes by many names, but for opera (and Goethe) lovers, Mephistopheles is the  ...

Don Giovanni Houston Grand Opera

Is it interesting that what some consider the world most perfect opera, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, is about a consciousless cad? Mozart’s retelling of the Don Juan legend is a study in contrasts, light vs. dark and pure vs. evil. The  ...

Lyon Opera Ballet- review

The Lyon Opera Ballet made it convenient for West Coast audiences to sample the works of three of the most prominent choreographers in Europe today, all of them women. Appearing on a Cal Performances engagement at Zellerbach Hall, in Berkeley,  ...

Reggie Wilson Fist & Heel Performance Company – review

Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum, San Francisco February 9-10, 2007 Denied their drums, enslaved Africans in the Americas reinvent- ed their spiritual dance traditions as a soulful art form that white authorities  ...