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  ...

The Tempest, Cal Shakes

Catherine Castellanos and Michael Winters (foreground) and Emily Kitchens in "The Tempest"Photo by Kevin Berne ‘The Tempest’ By William ShakespeareDirected by Jonathan MosconeChoreography by Erika Chong ShuchCalifornia Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes)June 2-June 24, 2012 It may not be a  ...

Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men, Berkeley

Dael Orlandersmith, creator and performer in "Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men"Photo courtesy pf kevinberne.com ‘Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men’ Written and performed by Dael OrlandersmithDirected by Chay YewBerkeley Rep (world premiere)May 30-June 24, 2012 It’s all in the title  ...

Our Lady of 121st Street, LA

Moe Irvin (left) and Daniel Hutchinson in "Our Lady of 121st Street"Photo by Matthew Richter ‘Our Lady of 121st Street’ Written by Stephen Adly GuirgisDirected by Joe PaleseProduced by Ronnie MarmoTheatre 68, Los AngelesThrough June 10, 2012 At the  ...

The Children, Pasadena

From left, Jacqueline Wright, Sonny Valicenti and Paige Lindsey White in "The Children"Photo by Ed Krieger   ‘The Children’ Written by Michael ElyanowDirected by Jessica KubzanskyThe Theatre @ Boston Court, Pasadena (world premiere)Through June 17, 2012 If you brushed  ...

Nobody Loves You, San Diego

Heath Calvert (foreground) and the cast of "Nobody Loves You" at the Old GlobePhoto by Henry DiRocco ‘Nobody Loves You’ Music and lyrics by Gaby AlterBook and lyrics by Itamar MosesDirected by Michelle TattenbaumChoreography by Mandy MooreThe Old Globe  ...

Endgame and Play, ACT, SF

Bill Irwin (left) and Nick Gabriel in "Endgame" at ACTPhoto by Kevin Berne ‘Endgame’ and ‘Play’ By Samuel BeckettDirected by Carey PerloffAmerican Conservatory Theater (ACT), San FranciscoMay 9-June 3, 2012 Beckett isn’t easy at any age. In my misspent  ...