Venus in Fur, San Diego

Written by David Ives Directed by Kim Rubinstein and Sam Woodhouse San Diego Repertory Theatre Nov. 9 – Dec. 8, 2013 A writer tackles an adaptation of the 1870 erotic novella “Venus in Furs” then hits a wall auditioning 21st century  ...

Underneath the Lintel, SF

By Glen Berger Starring David Strathairn Directed by Carey Perloff American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), San Francisco Oct. 23-Nov. 17, 2013 There is something mesmerizing about the rhythm of Glen Berger’s “Under the Lintel.” Just as you  ...

Cock, Philadelphia

Written by Mike Bartlett Directed by Deborah Block Theatre Exile, Philadelphia Oct. 17 – Nov. 17, 2013 Theatre Exile has a theme this season of plays about the search for identity.   It kicks off with Mike Bartlett’s play “Cock,” a scabrous  ...

The Few

What’s it like to be lonely? Not just alone but pure existential isolation. How do people cope? The Old Globe’s world premiere production of "The Few" explores these questions, offering a poignant trip into the heart of darkness. Set in  ...

The Last Goodbye

And I've seen your flag on the marble arch And Love is not a victory march It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah If you ever wondered whether the world needs a rock opera rendition of "Romeo and Juliet,"  ...

The Sunshine Boys

"Sunrise, sunset," or so the song goes. Time passes, we get older, and another generation takes our place.  Maybe "The Sunshine Boys" is a little old and tired for yet another sunrise, but soldier on it does in the cavernous  ...

A Winter’s Tale, Cal Shakes

From left, Tristan Cunningham, L. Peter Callender, Aldo Billingslea and Margo Hall in "A Winter's Tale"Photo by Alessandra Mello   From "The Winter's Tale" by William ShakespeareDirected by Patricia McGregorCalifornia Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes), Orinda, Calif.Sept. 25-Oct.  ...