The Soldier’s Tale, Berkeley

From left, Joan Mankin, L. Peter Callender and Muriel Maffre in "The Soldier's Tale"Photo by David Allen 'The Soldier’s Tale' (L’Histoire du Soldat) Music by Igor Stravinsky (Arranged by Jonathan Khuner)Book by C.F. Ramuz (Translated by Donald Pippin)Aurora Theatre  ...

Fela! SF (national tour)

Sahr Ngaujah as the title character in "Fela"Photo courtesy of SHN ‘Fela!’ Book by Jim Lewis and Bill T. JonesMusic and lyrics by Fela Anikulopo-KutiDirected and choreographed by Bill T. JonesCurran Theatre, San FranciscoNovember 15-December 11 (national  ...

Carmen, SF Opera

The ensemble in Act II of San Francisco Opera's "Carmen"Photos by Cory Weaver ‘Carmen’ By Georges BizetText by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic HalevyBased on a novella by Prosper MériméeConducted by Nicola LuisottiDirected by Jose Maria CondemiSan Francisco Opera, War  ...

Totem, Cirque du Soleil, SF

‘Totem’ Cirque du SoleilWritten and directed by Robert LePageAT&T Park, San FranciscoOct. 28-Dec. 18, 2011 I won’t go so far as to say “Totem” is the best Cirque du Soleil spectacle of the bunch. There are  ...

Race, SF

From left, Anthony Fusco, Susan Heyward, Chris Butler and Kevin O'Rourke in "Race" at ACTPhoto by Kevin Berne ‘Race’ By David MametDirected by Irene LewisAmerican Conservatory Theater, San FranciscoOct. 21–Nov. 13, 2011 In the justice system the race is  ...

Hair, SF (national tour)

'Hair' Music by Galt MacDermotBook by Gerome Ragni and James RadoDirected by Diane PaulusPresented by SHNGolden Gate Theatre, San FranciscoOct. 25-Nov. 20, 2011 Out in the lobby they were painting faces and handing out flowers. Inside  ...

The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a Serial Killer, world tour

The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a Serial Killer By Michael SturmingerDirected by Michael SturmingerStarring John MalkovichCal PerformancesZellerbach Hall, Berkeley, Calif. (and other venues worldwide)October 21, 2011 More and more people are getting into hybrids these days. Why  ...

How to Write a New Book for the Bible, Berkeley

Tyler Pierce (left) and Linda Gehringer star in the world premiere of Bill Cain’s"How to Write a New Book for the Bible."Photo courtesy of kevinberne.com 'How to Write a New Book for the Bible' By Bill CainDirected by Kent  ...

Once in a Lifetime, SF

'Once in a Lifetime' By George S. Kaufman and Moss HartDirected by Mark RuckerAmerican Conservatory Theater, San FranciscoSept. 22-Oct. 16, 2011 Hooray for Hollywood! “Once in a Lifetime,” the 1930 George S. Kaufman-Moss Hart send-up of everything cinematic  ...

The Taming of the Shrew, CalShakes

Erica Sullivan and Slate Holmgren in "The Taming of the Shrew"Photo by Kevin Berne 'The Taming of the Shrew' By William ShakespeareDirected by Shana CooperCalifornia Shakespeare TheaterBruns Amphitheater, OrindaSept. 21-Oct. 16, 2011 “Come kiss me, Kate!” There’s a whole  ...