The Morini Strad, Burbank, Calif.

'The Morini Strad' Written by Willy HoltzmanDirected by Stephanie VlahosThe Colony Theatre Company, Burbank, Calif.Nov. 17 – Dec. 16, 2012 As Mariette Hartley bowed gracefully to a standing ovation at the curtain for “The Morini Strad,” I was  ...

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, La Jolla

Kimiko Glenn (center) with robots in La Jolla Playhouse's "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots"Photo by Kevin Berne 'Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots' Directed by Des McAnuff Music and lyrics by The Flaming Lips Story by Wayne Coyne and Des  ...

The White Snake, Berkeley

Amy Kim Washke (left) plays the title role in "The White Snake"Photo by Jenny Graham ‘The White Snake’ World premiere productionWritten and directed by Mary Zimmerman, based on a classic Chinese fableBerkeley Repertory TheatreNov. 9-Dec. 30, 2012 Nobody does  ...

Another Way Home, SF

Daniel Petzold (foreground) and Jeremy Kahn in "Another Way Home" at Magic TheatrePhoto by Jennifer Reiley ‘Another Way Home’ By Anna ZieglerDirected by Meredith McDonoughMagic Theatre, San FranciscoNov. 7 – Dec. 2, 2012 Ah, there’s no place  ...

Wilder Times, Berkeley

From left, Brian Trybom, Marcia Pizzo, Heather Gordon, Patrick Russell and Stacy Ross in "Childhood," part of "Wilder Times" at Aurora Theatre CompanyPhoto by Jessica Palopoli Wilder Times Four short plays by Thornton WilderDirected by Barbara OliverAurora Theatre Company,  ...

Seminar, LA

‘Seminar’ Written by Theresa RebeckDirected by Sam GoldAhmanson Theatre, Los AngelesPresented by Center Theatre GroupOct. 10-Nov. 18, 2012 Is there anyone out there unfamiliar with The New Yorker writer E.B. White’s famous remark about analyzing humor and dissecting  ...

An Illiad, Berkeley

‘An Iliad’ By Lisa Peterson and Denis O’HareAdapted from HomerTranslated by Robert FaglesDirected by Lisa PetersonBerkeley Repertory TheatreOct. 12-Nov. 18, 2012 An old man shuffles out on the stage in a battered overcoat and worn boots, looking for  ...

November, LA

Ed Begley Jr. (center) and (background, from left) Rod McLachlan, Todd Weeks and Felicity Huffman in "November"Photo by Craig Schwartz ‘November’ By David Mamet Directed by Scott Zigler Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles Sept. 26 – Nov. 4, 2012  ...

Krapp’s Last Tape, LA

John Hurt in "Krapp's Last Tape"Photo by Ryan Miller ‘Krapp’s Last Tape’ By Samuel BeckettDirected by Michael ColganA Gate Theatre Dublin ProductionKirk Douglas Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Culver City, Calif.Oct. 9 – Nov. 4, 2012 No matter what the  ...