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  ...

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,  ...