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  ...

The Cripple of Inishmaan, Berkeley

The Cripple of Inishmaan By Martin McDonaghPresented by Druid, North American tour in association with Atlantic Theater CompanyDirected by Garry HynesSponsored by Cal PerformancesZellerbach Playhouse, BerkeleyMay 4-14, 2011 Cripple Billy, his limbs deformed since birth, would like to  ...

The Little Mermaid, SF Ballet

The rotating cast of San Francisco Ballet's "The Little Mermaid" includes (left to right) Yuan Yuan Tan,Sarah Van Patten, Tiit Helimets and Pascal MolatPhoto © Erik Tomasson The Little Mermaid Choreography and scenic, costume and lighting design by John  ...

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  ...