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  ...

Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet, SF

Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet By Tarell Alvin McCraneyDirected by Mark RuckerAmerican Conservatory TheaterSan FranciscoNov. 3-Nov. 21, 2010 www.act-sf.org There is an unseen menace in “Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet” and it’s dark and wet and  ...

Cyrano de Bergerac, SF Opera

Ainhoa Arteta as Roxane and Plácido Domingo as the title character in "Cyrano de Bergerac"Photo by Cory Weaver Cyrano de Bergerac Opera by Franco AlfanoLibretto by Henri Cain after the play by Edmond RostandDirected by Petrika IonescoConducted by Patrick  ...

West Side Story (touring company), SF

Cast members in a scene from the Broadway revival of "West Side Story"Photo by Joan Marcus West Side Story Based on a conception by Jerome RobbinsMusic by Leonard BernsteinLyrics by Stephen SondheimBook by Arthur LaurentsOrpheum Theatre, San FranciscoOct. 27-Nov.  ...

The Great Game: Afghanistan, Berkeley

Tom McKay takes aim in "The Great Game: Afghanistan" at Berkeley Rep.Photo by John Haynes The Great Game: Afghanistan By Richard Bean, Lee Blessing, David Edgar, David Greig, Amit Gupta, Ron Hutchinson, Stephen Jeffreys, Abi Morgan, Ben Ockrent, Siba  ...