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  ...

Follies, Los Angeles

Jan Maxwell in "Follies"Photo by Craig Schwartz ‘Follies’ Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James GoldmanDirected by Eric SchaefferWith Jan Maxwell, Victoria Clark, Danny Burstein, Ron Raines, and Elaine PaigeAhmanson Theatre, Los AngelesThrough June 9, 2012 F.  ...

The Scottsboro Boys, San Diego

From left: Jared Joseph, Ron Holgate, and JC Montgomery in "The Scottsboro Boys" at the Old GlobePhoto by Henry DiRocco 'The Scottsboro Boys' Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman Music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb  ...

The Convert, LA

LeRoy McClain and Pascale Armand in "The Convert"Photo by T. Charles Erickson 'The Convert' By Danai GuriraDirected by Emily MannWith Pascale Armand, Zainab Jah, Leroy McClain, Kevin Mambo, Cheryl Lynn BruceKirk Douglas Theatre, Culver City (Los Angeles)Through May 19,  ...

Anatol, Berkeley

From left, Mike Ryan, Delia MacDougall, and Tim Kniffin in "Anatol"Photo by David Allen ‘Anatol’ By Arthur SchnitzlerTranslated by Margret SchaeferDirected by Barbara OliverAurora Theatre CompanyApril 6-May 13, 2012 Arthur Schnitzler’s first play, “Anatol,” should sparkle like the glass  ...