No Exit, SF

Jonathon Young (back to camera) contemplates Andy Thompson (in video) in "No Exit"Photo by Michael Julian Berz No Exit By Jean-Paul SartreAdapted by Paul BowlesPerformed in concert with “The Valet” by Jonathon YoungConceived and directed by Kim CollierAmerican Conservatory  ...

Three Sisters, Berkeley

From left, Natalia Payne, Heather Wood and Wendy Rich Stetson playthe title characters in a new adaptation of Three Sisters at Berkeley Rep.Photo courtesy of mellopix.com Three Sisters By Anton ChekhovAdapted by Sarah RuhlDirected by Les WatersBerkeley  ...

Albert Herring, Berkeley

The cast of Castleton Festival Opera's "Albert Herring," with Brian Porter (kneeling, in hat)Photo by F&E Schmidt The Britten Project / 'Albert Herring' Castleton Festival OperaConducted by Lorin MaazelPresented by Cal PerformancesZellerbach Hall, BerkeleyMarch 24-27, 2011(See short video below.)  ...

The North Pool, Palo Alto, CA

Remi Sandri (left) and Adam Poss in the world premiere of "The North Pool"Photo by Mark Kitaoka The North Pool By Rajiv JosephWorld premiere directed by Giovanna SardelliTheatreWorks, Lucie Stern TheatrePalo Alto, Calif.March 9-April 3, 2011 Rajiv Joseph just  ...

The Homecoming, SF

Adam O'Byrne and René Augesen in "The Homecoming"Photo by Kevin Berne The Homecoming By Harold PinterDirected by Carey PerloffAmerican Conservatory TheaterMarch 3-27, 2011 Home, they say, is where the heart is. They also say that it’s a place that,  ...

Ruined, Berkeley

Wendell B. Franklin, Carla Duren, Zainab Jah and Tonye Patano star in "Ruined" at Berkeley Rep.Photo courtesy of kevinberne.com Ruined By Lynn NottageDirected by Liesl TommyBerkeley Repertory TheatreMarch 3-April 10, 2011 Got coltan? You bet you do, in your  ...

Orphée, SF

Eugene Brancoveanu and Marnie Breckenridge in Ensemble Parallèle's "Orphée"Photo © Steve DiBartolomeo Orphée Music and libretto by Philip Glass (after a film by Jean Cocteau)Conducted by Nicole PaiementDirected by Brian StaufenbielPresented by Ensemble ParallèleHerbst Theater, San FranciscoFeb.  ...

Collapse, Berkeley

Gabriel Marin and Amy Resnick in "Collapse" at the Aurora TheatrePhoto by David Allen Collapse By Allison MooreDirected by Jessica HeidtAurora Theatre, Berkeley, Calif.Jan. 28-March 6, 2011 Aw shucks! They told me it was going to be a  ...

Clybourne Park, SF

Gregory Wallace (seated), René Augesen (standing, left) and Manoel Felciano in "Clybourne Park"Photo by Erik Tomasson Clybourne Park By Bruce NorrisDirected by Jonathan MosconeAmerican Conservatory Theater (ACT)Jan. 26-Feb. 20, 2011 Race and real estate have a long and ugly  ...

Next to Normal, National Tour

Alice Ripley and Curt Hansen in "Next to Normal"Photo by Craig Schwartz Next to Normal, San Francisco (National Tour) Music by Tom KittBook and lyrics by Brian YorkeyDirected by Michael GreifNational tourCurran Theatre, San FranciscoJan. 26- Feb.  ...