The 39 Steps, National Tour

Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 StepsAdapted by Patrick BarlowDirected by Maria AitkenNational TourCurran Theater, San FranciscoDecember 9-January 3, 2009-10www.shnsf.comEric Hissom & Ted Deasy. Photo: Craig Schwartz.“Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps” climbs a giddy stairway to high hilarity. This zany spoof  ...

A Christmas Carol, San Francisco

A Christmas CarolBy Charles DickensAdapted by Carey Perloff and Paul WalshDirected by Domenique LozanoAmerican Conservatory Theater, San FranciscoDecember 8-27, 2009www.act-sf.orgThe Ghost of Jacob Marley (Jack Willis). Photo by Kevin Berne. Kevinberne.com“God bless us, every one.” After “It is a  ...

Equivocation, LA

EquivocationBy Bill CainDirection by David EsbjornsonWith Joe Spano & Harry GroenerGeffen Playhouse, Los AngelesNovember 10 – December 20, 2009geffenplayhouse.comPatrick J. Adams as King James and Connor Trinneer as Robert Cecil. Photo by Michael LamontYou will love it or you  ...

The Walworth Farce, Berkeley

The Walworth FarceBy Enda WalshDruid Ireland Theater World TourPresented by Cal PerformancesZellerbach Playhouse, BerkeleyNovember 18-22, 2009www.calperfs.berkeley.edu“The Walworth Farce” almost defies description. Perhaps best likened to the work of Martin McDonagh (“The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” “Pillowman,” “In Bruges”), it  ...

Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, NY

Someone Who'll Watch Over meby Frank McGuinnessIrish Classical Theatre CompanyBuffalo, New YorkOct 30, 2009www.irishclassicaltheatre.com(left to right) Dan Walker as Adam, Lou Colaiacovo as Michael and Vincent O'Neill as Edward. Photo: Brian Cavanagh.At first glance, Frank McGuinness' Someone Who'll Watch  ...

Fat Pig, Berkeley

Fat PigBy Neil LaButeDirected by Barbara DamashekAurora Theatre CompanyOctober 30-December 6, 2010www.auroratheatre.orgJud Williford and Liliane Klein in Fat Pig. Photo by David AllenDon’t let the name put you off. Neil LaBute’s (“reasons to be pretty”) “Fat Pig” is a  ...

November

NovemberBy David MametDirected by Ron LagomarsinoAmerican Conservatory Theater, San FranciscoOctober 23-November 22, 2009www.act-sf.org Lesbian speechwriter Clarice Bernstein (René Augesen) tries to convince President Charles H. P. Smith (Andrew Polk) to marry her to her partner. Photo by Kevin Berne. November  ...

Inherit the Wind, London

Inherit the Wind by Jerome E. Lawrence and Robert E. LeeOld Vic Theatre, LondonOctober, 2009http://www.oldvictheatre.com/Lawrence and Lee’s 1955 Broadway drama has been revived as part of the Charles Darwin anniversary celebrations. It is 200 years since Darwin’s birth and  ...

Sammy, San Diego

Sammyby Leslie BricusseOld Globe TheatreSan Diego, CAhttp://www.TheOldGlobe.org/Obba Babatundé as Sammy Davis, Jr. and Heather Ayers as May Britt. Photo by Craig Schwartz.Sammy Davis, Jr. was undoubtably a giant of American entertainment. His talents, revealed at the early age of  ...

The Pitmen Painters

The Pitmen Paintersby Lee Hallinspired by the book by William FeaverNational Theatre (UK) and Live Theatre NewcastleDublin: Gaiety Theatre October 6th  -10th, 2009Presented as part of the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival.On Tour: Cardiff New Theatre 13 - 17  ...