The Green Bird – Carlo Gozzi

A prophecy: If you jump on The Green Bird and try to ride it with your everyday prosaic intellect, it may throw you off. But, if you sit back and let it fly along on its own terms, it  ...

500 Clown MacBeth

Adapted by Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh Music by Karl Lundeberg Choreography by Val Caniparoli Directed by Carey Perloff As all of London praises the joy of the holiday season, Scrooge (James Carpenter, center) embraces the Cratchit family and  ...

Ennio, Berkeley Rep: Theatre Review: culturevulture.net

Created and performed by Ennio Marchetto Directed by Sosthen Hennekam Berkeley Rep December 20-December 31, 2008 http://www.berkeleyrep.org/ A giant snowman waddles out onto the stage and presently morphs into Marilyn Monroe. Frankenstein stomps in and in a moment you’re looking  ...

Down the Line – Paul Mercier

Return Engagement Dublin: The Peacock Theatre February 21 - March 31, 2001 Beautifully written domestic drama from Paul Mercier, whose mission to show “that high drama exists in lower life, that the extraordinary is  ...

Fascinating Aida

Fascinating Aida are three women whose shows are part cabaret, part review. Their performances are unapologetically old fashioned in style yet utterly contemporary in content. They sing wickedly satirical songs, usually in immaculate three part harmonies, and combine  ...

A Bronx Tale: culturevulture.net

Written and performed by Chazz Palmenteri National Tour Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco September 23-October 19, 2008 Directed by Jerry Zaks http://www.shnsf.com/ He might have called it “Fathers and Sons” if Turgenev didn’t get there first. Chazz Palmenteri’s “A Bronx  ...

Hedda Gabler

by Henrik Ibsen American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco Feb 9-March 11, 2007 Hedda Gabler has long stood beside Nora of A Doll’s House as an example of Henrik Ibsen’s women, hemmed in by the conventions of their  ...

Forever Tango

Suggested reading: Tango: The Dance, the Song, the Story (1997), Simon Collier (Editor) Paper Tangos (1998), Julie M. Taylor Quickstart to Tango (1998), Jeff Allenan Tango and the Political Economy of Passion (1995), Marta E.  ...

Wrecks, Arms & the Man, Richard II

Theater during the season in New York can amount to a rich diet. This Fall, for instance, offered an array of works by known, unknown, nearly known, and canonical writers: 'Wrecks (Niel La Bute), True West, (Sam Shepard), Arms &  ...

Amy’s View

Teal & Orange Cubes Tapestry Carpet Bag with Shoulder Strap Amy’s View, the David Hare vehicle for Dame Judi Dench currently playing on Broadway, is a stirring, complex play that follows a mother-daughter relationship over  ...