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  ...

Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup, Berkeley

Rita Moreno in a scene from her show at Berkeley RepPhoto courtesy of kevinberne.com 'Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup' Written by Tony TacconeDeveloped by Rita Moreno and Tony TacconeStaged and directed by David GalliganBerkeley Repertory TheatreSept. 2-Oct. 30, 2011  ...

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  ...