American Ballet Theatre – Jabula, Gong, Black Tuesday

Artistic director Kevin McKenzie has wrought a renaissance in the 60-plus year old American Ballet Theatre which had lost some of its former luster following the Baryshnikov regime in the 80s. Exciting, good-looking young dancers and new works from  ...

36 Views – Naomi Iizuka

Playwright Naomi Iizuka has fulfilled a prime dictum of true art in her 36 Views, now having its world premiere at Berkeley Rep. According to philosopher/critic George Santayana, a work of art is most successful when the feeling and  ...

Fool Moon

Two guys, a band and an audience – that’s all there is to it. But, don’t let the simplicity fool you; it would be extremely foolish to pass up Fool Moon. The 1993 Tony-Award-winning hit, currently enjoying an encore  ...

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,  ...

Nederlands Dans Theater

Some of the music from the programs: Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem is included on: Rattle Conducts Britten Biber's Passacaglia for Violin solo in G minor can be found on: A History of Baroque Music Philip Glass: Quartet No.5 -  ...

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  ...

Doubt

Broadway Touring Company Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco John Patrick Shanley had the last laugh on whoever threw him out of the kindergarten at St. Helena’s in the Bronx and later, expelled him from Cardinal Spellman High  ...

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  ...

Betrayal – Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter can be as inscrutable as anybody this side of Samuel Beckett. That’s one of the reasons that his 1978 Betrayal came as such a relief. Totally accessible, the story of a woman, her husband and her lover  ...