Candida, Cal Shakes

Nick Gabriel and Alexandra Henrikson in California Shakespeare Theater's 'Candida'Photo by Kevin Berne 'Candida' By George Bernard ShawDirected by Jonathan MosconeCalifornia Shakespeare Theater (CalShakes)Bruns Amphitheater, Orinda, Calif.Aug. 10-Sept. 4, 2011(See video short below.) When I die I want  ...

Let Me Down Easy, Berkeley

Anna Deveare Smith as one of many characters she portraysin "Let Me Down Easy"Photo by Joan Marcus 'Let Me Down Easy' Conceived, written and performed by Anna Deveare SmithDirected by Leonard FogliaBerkeley Repertory Theatre (see video clip below)In association  ...

The Barber of Seville, SF

Renée Rapier and Daniel Curran in the Merola production of "Il Barbiere di Siviglia"Photo by Kristen Loken 'Il Barbiere di Siviglia' (The Barber of Seville) By Gioachino RossiniLibretto by Cesare SterbiniDirected by Roy RalloConducted by Mark MorashMerola Opera ProgramHerbst  ...

H.M.S. Pinafore, SF

Lindsay Thompson Roush and F. Lawrence Ewing in the Lamplighters' "H.M.S. Pinafore"Photo by David Allen, 2011 ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ By William S. Gilbert and Arthur SullivanDirected by Jane Erwin HammettConducted by Brett StraderLamplighters Music TheatreVarious venues in Walnut Creek, Yountville,  ...

The Verona Project, California Shakespeare Theater

Dan Clegg and Arwen Anderson in "The Verona Project"Photo by Kevin Berne World Premiere: 'The Verona Project' Written, composed and directed by Amanda Dehnert(Inspired, in part, by Shakespeare's “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”)California Shakespeare Theater (CalShakes), Orinda, Calif.July 6-31,  ...

The Ring of the Nibelung, SF Opera

Mark Delavan as Wotan and Nina Stemme as Brünnhilde in the climatic moments of "Die Walküre" in San Francisco's "Ring."Photo by Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera The Ring of the Nibelung “Das Rheingold”“Die Walküre”"Siegfried”“Götterdämmerung”By Richard WagnerDirected by Francesca ZambelloConducted by  ...

Metamorphosis, Berkeley

Gregor Samsa (Alexander Crowther, standing on chair) confronts his boss (in armchair) andhis family members (at table) in "Metamorphosis"Photo by David Allen ‘Metamorphosis’ By Franz KafkaAdapted for the stage by David Farr and Gísli Örn GardarssonDirected by Mark JacksonAurora  ...

Titus Andronicus, Cal Shakes

Titus Andronicus By William ShakespeareDirected by Joel SassCalifornia Shakespeare TheaterBruns Auditorium, Orinda, Calif.June 1-26, 2011 Bloody, bloody “Titus Andronicus.” Shakespeare’s rarely performed first tragedy boasts buckets of gore, amputations, rape, cannibalism, other assorted mayhem and, believe it or  ...

Tales of the City, SF

Cast members in a disco scene from "Tales of the City" at ACTPhoto by Kevin Berne ‘Tales of the City’ World premiereMusic and lyrics by Jake Shears and John GardenBook by Jeff Whitty (based on Armistead Maupin’s original stories)Directed  ...

Royal Danish Ballet, U.S. Tour

Caroline Cavallo in the title role of "La Sylphide"Photo by Martin Mydtskov Rønne The Royal Danish Ballet: 'La Sylphide' and 'The Lesson' U.S. TourCal PerformancesZellerbach Hall, BerkeleyMay 31-June 4, 2011(June 7-12 in Washington, D.C., and June 14-19 in New  ...