As You Like It, San Diego

‘As You Like It’ By William ShakespeareDirected by Adrian NobleThe Old Globe Theatre, San DiegoJune 10 – Sept. 30, 2012 What kinds of love are there? There’s true love, the thing we’re all after and Shakespeare spent a  ...

The Scottsboro Boys, SF

‘The Scottsboro Boys’ Music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred EbbBook by David ThompsonChoreography and direction by Susan StromanAmerican Conservatory Theater (ACT), San FranciscoJune 27-July 22, 2012 Sometimes the hype is so high you slip into your  ...

Salomania (world premiere), Berkeley, Calif.

Madeline H. D. Brown and Alex Moggridge in "Salomania"Photo by David Allen ‘Salomania’ Written and directed by Mark JacksonAurora Theatre (world premiere), Berkeley, Calif.June 15-July 22, 2012 History is messy. Things happen that give rise to other things that  ...

Richard III, San Diego

‘Richard III’ By William ShakespeareDirected by Lindsay PosnerOld Globe Theatre, San DiegoJune 3 – September 29, 2012 Envy the Tudors. In Shakespeare, they found perhaps the greatest propagandist of all time. Nowhere is that more apparent than in  ...

Emotional Creature, Berkeley, Calif.

Olivia Oguma in a scene from Eve Ensler's "Emotional Creature" at Berkeley RepPhoto courtesy of kevinberne.com ‘Emotional Creature’ By Eve EnslerDirected by Jo BonneyMusic by Charl-Johan LingenfelderBerkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, Calif.June 14-July 15, 2012 It takes one to know  ...

Blood and Gifts, La Jolla, Calif.

‘Blood and Gifts’ By J. T. RogersDirected by Lucie TiberghienLa Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, Calif.June 12-July 8, 2012 "Blood and Gifts" tells of the secret spy war behind the official Soviet-Afghan War of the 1980s. Spanning a decade,  ...

The Crucible, LA

Bernadette Speakes (kneeling) and Anthony Backman (left) in "The Crucible"Photo by Sean Thomas ‘The Crucible’ By Arthur Miller Produced by Sean Thomas Directed by Bill Voorhees Dollar Bill Productions The Lillian Theatre, Los Angeles June 15 through July  ...

Wheelhouse (world premiere), Silicon Valley

From left, Gene Lewin, Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda in "Wheelhouse"Photo by Tracy Martin ‘Wheelhouse’ Written and performed by GroovelilyBook, music and lyrics by Gene Lewin, Brendan Milburn and Valerie VigodaDirected by Lisa PetersonTheatreWorks, Mountain View, Calif. (world premiere)June  ...

Bruja (world premiere), SF

‘Bruja’ By Luis AlfaroDirected by Loretta GrecoMagic Theatre (word premiere)June 6-July 1, 2012 San Francisco’s Magic Theatre is living up to its name in more ways than one. Its current production, a world premiere of USC professor and  ...

Los Otros, LA

 ‘Los Otros’ Book and Lyrics by Ellen FitzhughMusic by Michael LaChiusaDirected by Graciela DanieleWith Julio Monge and Michele PawkMark Taper Forum, Los Angeles Through July 1, 2012 So there is this woman, just call her “Woman,” as it  ...