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.  ...

The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, Berkeley Rep

Mike Daisey in "The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" at Berkeley RepPhoto courtesy of kevinberne.com The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs Monologue by Mike DaiseyDirected by Jean-Michele GregoryBerkeley Repertory TheaterJan. 23-Feb. 27, 2010(See video clip below.) It’s  ...

Lemony Snicket’s The Composer Is Dead, Berkeley

Geoff Hoyle (center) and puppets in "The Composer Is Dead" at Berkeley RepPhoto courtesy of kevinberne.com Lemony Snicket’s The Composer Is Dead Written by Lemony SnicketMusic by Nathaniel StookeyPuppetry by Phantom LimbDirected by Tony TacconeBerkeley Rep, Roda TheatreDec. 2,  ...

The Makropulos Case, SF Opera

Karita Mattila and Gerd Grochowski in San Francisco Opera's "The Makropulos Case"Photo by Cory Weaver The Makropulos Case By Leoš JanáčekBased on the play by Karel CapekSan Francisco OperaNov. 10-28, 2010 sfopera.com(See video clip below.) Time, as we all  ...

Palomino, Berkeley

David Cale in "Palomino"Photo by David Allen Palomino Written, directed by and starring David CaleAurora Theatre CompanyBerkeleyOct. 29-Dec. 5, 2010 www.auroratheatre.org More than a monologue, not quite a play, you might say that David Cale’s “Palomino” is a horse  ...