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  ...

Lucrezia Borgia, SF Opera

‘Lucrezia Borgia’ By Gaetano DonizettiLibretto by Felice Romani (after a play by Victor Hugo)San Francisco Opera, War Memorial Opera HouseConducted by Riccardo FrizzaDesigned and directed by John PascoeSept. 23-Oct. 11, 2011 Donizetti’s portrait of one of history’s most  ...

Turandot, SF Opera

‘Turandot’ By Giacomo Puccini (with additional music by Franco Alfano)Libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato SimoniDesigned by David HockneyDirected by Garnett BruceConducted by Nicola LuisottiSan Francisco Opera, War Memorial Opera HouseSept. 9-Oct. 4, 2011 Opera has its share  ...

Heart of a Soldier, SF Opera

‘Heart of a Soldier’ Opera in two acts (world premiere)Music by Christopher TheofanidisLibretto by Donna Di Novelli (based on the book by James B. Stewart)Directed by Francesca ZambelloConducted by Patrick SummersSan Francisco Opera, War Memorial Opera HouseSept. 10-30,  ...

A Delicate Balance, Berkeley

Ken Grantham and Jamie Jones in Aurora Theatre's "A Delicate Balance"Photo by David Allen 'A Delicate Balance' By Edward AlbeeDirected by Tom RossAurora TheatreSept. 2-Oct. 16, 2011 There are no mountains or chasms in Agnes’ staid suburban  ...