Pygmalion, San Diego

Robert Sean Leonard and Charlotte Parry in "Pygmalion"Photo by Henry DiRocco ‘Pygmalion’ By George Bernard ShawDirected by Nicholas MartinOld Globe Theatre, San DiegoJan. 12 to Feb. 17, 2013 I had a professor once pull out a world map and  ...

Troublemaker, Berkeley

'Troublemaker, or the Freakin Kick-A Adventures of Bradley Boatwright' Written by Dan LeFrancDirected by Lila NeugebauerBerkeley Repertory Theatre (world premiere)Jan. 9-Feb. 3, 2013 Remember when you were a kid and wanted to be anybody except who you were?  ...

Other Desert Cities

Most Southern Californians are familiar with the sign on the I-10 freeway indicating Palm Springs to the right, other desert cities straight ahead. Depending on your orientation, Palm Springs may conjure up a scene of tony gay culture, or a  ...

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,  ...