Blithe Spirit, CalShakes, Orinda, Calif.

Domenique Lozano (standing) as Mme. Arkati in "Blithe Spirit"Photo by Kevin Berne ‘Blithe Spirit’ By Noël CowardDirected by Mark RuckerCalifornia Shakespeare Theater (CalShakes), Orinda, Calif.Aug. 8-Sept. 2, 2012 It’s not your ordinary ghost story. Which means it’s quite funny  ...

Uncle Vanya, NY

‘Uncle Vanya’ By Anton ChekhovA new version by Annie BakerDirected by Sam GoldSoho Rep, New YorkThrough Aug. 26, 2012 Chekhov is undeniably one of the greatest playwrights ever, even if he only produced a handful of full-length plays  ...

God of Carnage, San Diego

Lucas Caleb Rooney (left) and T. Ryder Smith in "God of Carnage"Photo by Henry DiRocco ‘God of Carnage’ Written by Yasmina RezaTranslated by Christopher HamptonDirected by Richard SeerOld Globe Theater, San DiegoJuly 27 – Sept. 2, 2012 Two sets  ...

Humor Abuse, SF

‘Humor Abuse’ Created by Lorenzo Pisoni and Erica SchmidtPerformed by Lorenzo PisoniDirected by Erica SchmidtAmerican Conservatory Theater (ACT), San FranciscoAug. 3-19, 2012 Lorenzo Pisoni may not have been literally born in the proverbial trunk but he comes pretty  ...

The Government Inspector, Pasadena

Shannon Holt and Adam Haas Hunter in "The Inspector General"Photo by Ed Krieger 'The Government Inspector' By Nikolai GogolAdapted by Oded GrossOriginal songs by Oded GrossDirected by Stefan NovinskiFurious Theatre CompanyThe Theatre @ Boston Court, PasadenaJuly 28-Aug. 26, 2012  ...

The Mikado, Lamplighters, SF Bay Area

Sonia Gariaeff as Katisha in "The Mikado"Photo by David Allen ‘The Mikado’ Book by William S. GilbertMusic by Sir Arthur SullivanPresented by The Lamplighters Music TheatreLesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, Calif. (and other San Francisco Bay  ...

The Exorcist, LA

Emily Yetter (foreground) and Brooke Shields in "The Exorcist" at the GeffenPhoto by Michael Lamont ‘The Exorcist’ By John PielmeierAdapted from the novel by William Peter BlattyDirected by John DoyleWith Richard Chamberlain and Brooke ShieldsGeffen Playhouse, Los AngelesThrough Aug.  ...

Divine Rivalry, San Diego

Miles Anderson (left) and Sean Lyons in "Divine Rivalry"Photo by Henry Di Rocco ‘Divine Rivalry’ By Michael Kramer with D.S. MoynihanDirected by Michael WilsonOld Globe Theatre, San DiegoJuly 7 – Aug. 5, 2012 What happens when Leonardo da Vinci,  ...

Spunk, Cal Shakes, Orinda, Calif.

Omozé Idehenre as Missie May and Aldo Billingslea as Joe in Cal Shakes’ "Spunk" ‘Spunk’ Stories by Zora Neale ThurstonAdapted by George C. WolfeMusic by Chic Street ManDirected by Patricia McGregorCalifornia Shakespeare Theater (CalShakes), Orinda, Calif.July 4-29, 2012  ...

War Horse, LA (national tour)

‘War Horse’ Based on the novel by Michael MorpurgoAdapted by Nick StaffordIn Association with Handspring Puppet CompanyAhmanson Theatre, Los Angeles (national touring company)Through July 29, 2012 Los Angeles is the first stop on the national tour of “War  ...