Mary Beth Fisher and Tom Nelis in "Dear Elizabeth"Photo courtesy of kevinberne.com
By Sarah RuhlDirected by Les WatersBerkeley Repertory TheatreMay 24–July 7, 2013
Unlike dogs, all writers surely do not go to heaven. However, ...
By Tom StoppardDirected by Carey PerloffAmerican Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), San FranciscoMay 16-June 16, 2013
Arcadia, a name taken from a town of reportedly happy people in ancient Greece, has come to mean a place of ...
A cast member in a scene from the National Theatre of Scotland's "Black Watch."Photo by Scott Suchman
By Gregory BurkeDirected by John TiffanyThe National Theatre of Scotland (U.S. tour)Presented by American Conservatory Theater (ACT) at ...
Eifman Ballet of St. PetersburgChoreography by Boris EifmanMusic by various composersCal Performances, BerkeleyMay 10-12, 2013
Nobody ever could accuse Russian choreographer Boris Eifman of subtlety. Nobody seeing his latest full-length saga, “Rodin,” could accuse him ...
Spoiler alert: she gets the prince. But you probably know that already. Nevertheless, there is so much that you didn’t know about the new Craig Lucas/Christopher Wheeldon take on everybody’s favorite fairy tale— the one about the unloved child who ...
‘Trouble in Tahiti’
Music and text by Leonard Bernstein
‘Hand of Bridge’
Music by Samuel Barber, text by Gian Carlo MenottiOpera ParallèleConducted by Nicole PaiementConceived and directed by Brian StaufenbielApril 26-28, 2013
Don Draper would have ...
David Barlow and Annapurna Sriram in "Pericles, Prince of Tyre"Photo courtesy of mellopix.com
‘Pericles, Prince of Tyre’
By William ShakespeareConceived by Mark Wing-Davey with Jim CalderDirected by Mark Wing-DaveyBerkeley Repertory Theatre (Berkeley Rep)April 12-May 26, 2013
Incest, attempted murder, ...
Julius Ahn (on platform) in "Stuck Elevator"Photo by Kevin Berne
Music by Byron Au YongLibretto by Aaron JafferisDirected by Chay YewAmerican Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)April 4-28, 3013 (world premiere)
“Stuck Elevator” may not be the best theatrical ...
Tim Kniffin (left) and Dan Hiatt in "The Arsonists"Photo by David Allen
By Max Frisch (translated by Alistair Beaton)Directed by Mark JacksonAurora Theatre Company, BerkeleyApril 5– May 12, 2013
Didn’t your mother tell you not to play ...
Ballet after Alexander Pushkin’s poemChoreography by John CrankoMusic by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arranged by Kurt-Heinz StolzeDesigned by Santo LoquastoSan Francisco BalletMarch 21-March 28, 2013
The course of true love never did run smooth and, in ...