Be a Good Little Widow, San Diego

From left, Christine Estabrook, Ben Grane and Zoë Winters in "Be a Good Little Widow"Photo by Ed Krieger ‘Be a Good Little Widow’ By Bekah BrunstetterDirected by Hal BrooksThe Old Globe, San DiegoMay 11 – June 9, 2013(West  ...

Dear Elizabeth, Berkeley

Mary Beth Fisher and Tom Nelis in "Dear Elizabeth"Photo courtesy of kevinberne.com ‘Dear Elizabeth’ By Sarah RuhlDirected by Les WatersBerkeley Repertory TheatreMay 24–July 7, 2013 Unlike dogs, all writers surely do not go to heaven. However,  ...

Arcadia, SF

‘Arcadia’ By Tom StoppardDirected by Carey PerloffAmerican Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), San FranciscoMay 16-June 16, 2013 Arcadia, a name taken from a town of reportedly happy people in ancient Greece, has come to mean a place of  ...

Black Watch, SF

A cast member in a scene from the National Theatre of Scotland's "Black Watch."Photo by Scott Suchman ‘Black Watch’ By Gregory BurkeDirected by John TiffanyThe National Theatre of Scotland (U.S. tour)Presented by American Conservatory Theater (ACT) at  ...

The Royale, LA

‘The Royale’ By Marco RamirezDirected by Daniel AukinKirk Douglas Theatre, Culver City, Calif.Through June 2, 2013 For African-Americans at the turn of the 20th Century, Jack Johnson was a source of both pride and anxiety  ...

Other Desert Cities

What do adult children owe their parents? For that matter, what do parents owe their children? They lead separate lives but share pieces of a common past framed by disparate points of view. Do the parents need to justify their  ...

Federal Jazz Project, San Diego

‘Federal Jazz Project’ Written by Richard MontoyaDirected by Sam WoodhouseOriginal Jazz Score by Gilbert CastellanosSan Diego Repertory TheaterApril 6 – May 5, 2013 (world premiere) Hear the word “jazz” and the cities of New Orleans  ...

Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, LA

From left, Lloyd Pedersen, Evan L. Smith and Bert Emmett in "Someone Who'll Watch Over Me"Photo by Sherry Netherland ‘Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me’ By Frank McGuinnessDirected by Gregg T. DanielProduced by Laura CokerLonny Chapman Theatre, North  ...

Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Berkeley

David Barlow and Annapurna Sriram in "Pericles, Prince of Tyre"Photo courtesy of mellopix.com ‘Pericles, Prince of Tyre’ By William ShakespeareConceived by Mark Wing-Davey with Jim CalderDirected by Mark Wing-DaveyBerkeley Repertory Theatre (Berkeley Rep)April 12-May 26, 2013 Incest, attempted murder,  ...

Stuck Elevator, SF

Julius Ahn (on platform) in "Stuck Elevator"Photo by Kevin Berne ‘Stuck Elevator’ Music by Byron Au YongLibretto by Aaron JafferisDirected by Chay YewAmerican Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)April 4-28, 3013 (world premiere) “Stuck Elevator” may not be the best theatrical  ...