Big Love – Charles L. Mee

Big Love is big fun at Berkeley Rep. O.K., so it’s Aeschylus again but Charles L. Mee’s zany rehash of the ancient story of 50 brides who flee 50 grooms rather than be forced into marriage bears little  ...

Honour – Joanna Murray-Smith

There is honor among thieves, honor thy father and mother and the honor of the corps. Then there’s the sort of honor that one partner is supposed to accord the other in a relationship – and the honor due  ...

culturevulture.net – review

San Francisco Opera November 21-Dec 9, 2006 War Memorial Opera House San Francisco PRODUCTION Conductor: Sebastian Lang-Lessing / George Cleve* (11/25, 12/2, 12/8) Production: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle Stage Director: Laurie Feldman Santoliquido Set Designer: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle Original  ...

Glengarry Glen Ross – David Mamet

When David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross burst onto the American stage some two decades ago, it exploded with the force of a supernova. The language and in-your-face violence of these everyday con men and losers defined the Mamet style,  ...

Elixir of Love, SFO- culturevulture.net – review

By Gaetano Donizetti Libretto by Felice Romani San Francisco Opera October 29-November 26, 2008 Conducted by Bruno Campanella Directed by James Robinson http://sfopera.com/ Ramon Vargas (Nemorino) and Inva Mula (Adina). Photo: Terrence McCarthy. San Francisco Opera’s new  ...

The Devi’ls Disciple: Theatre Review: culturevulture.net

By George Bernard Shaw Aurora Theatre October 13-December 7, 2008 Directed by Barbara Oliver http://www.auroratheatre.org/ The best time to stage a revival of George Bernard Shaw’s revolutionary-era comedy “The Devil’s Disciple” might be around the Fourth of July. A  ...

Le Corsaire – American Ballet Theatre

Buckle on your swash me hearties, the pirate ship is heaving into view. Those on board include dashing brigands, skulking villains, scantily clad harem beauties, a lecherous pasha and various maidens in distress. If you want to dress  ...

San Francisco Ballet – Nutcracker

"Nutcracker" Nation: How an Old World Ballet Became a Christmas Tradition in the New World (2003), Jennifer Fisher Tis the season -- the season for Santa and Scrooge and those ubiquitous dancing nutcrackers. And, of all  ...