500 Clown MacBeth

Adapted by Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh Music by Karl Lundeberg Choreography by Val Caniparoli Directed by Carey Perloff As all of London praises the joy of the holiday season, Scrooge (James Carpenter, center) embraces the Cratchit family and  ...

all wear bowlers

(l to r) Trey Lyford and Geoff Sobelle star in all wear bowlers, a hilarious, vaudeville hit at Berkeley Rep for the holidays. Photographer: Greg Costanzo So, who wears a bowler? Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello – right?  ...

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  ...

The Birthday Party

By Harold Pinter Irish Classical Theatre Company Buffalo, NY January 21, 2007 There’s more to Buffalo than chicken wings, impressive architecture, and the birthplace of alternating current. OK, so that last one was big. Buffalo, a well-kept- secret-of-a-town, is  ...

A Bronx Tale: culturevulture.net

Written and performed by Chazz Palmenteri National Tour Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco September 23-October 19, 2008 Directed by Jerry Zaks http://www.shnsf.com/ He might have called it “Fathers and Sons” if Turgenev didn’t get there first. Chazz Palmenteri’s “A Bronx  ...

Idomeneo, SFO- culturevulture.net – review

Opera in three acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Giambattista Varesco San Francisco Opera October 15-31, 2008 Donald Runnicles, conductor John Copley, director http://sfopera.com/o/267.asp “Idomeneo” has always given San Francisco Opera a little trouble. Mozart’s first fully realized opera  ...