Emma

A new musical by Paul Gordon After the novel by Jane Austen TheatreWorks in Mountain View August 22-September 22, 2007 http://www.theatreworks.org/ As Jane Austen might have put it, “Emma,” in its world premiere at TheatreWorks in Mountain View, is  ...

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The Andersen Project Written and directed by Robert Lepage Performed by Yves Jacques Presented by Cal Performances Zellerbach Playhouse, Berkeley May 28-June 1, 2008 http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu/ The Beatles said it first: “All the lonely people, where do they  ...

Citizen Josh

Written and performed by Josh Kornbluth Magic Theatre, San Francisco May 12-June 10, 2007 website Comedian Josh Kornbluth may not yet have been declared a national treasure but those who live in the Bay Area may well consider him  ...

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by Terence McNally. Directed by Michaael Blakemore Featuring Angela Lansbury (Leona Mullen); Marian Seldes (Midge Barker); Bryan Haley; Joanna P. Adler; Michael Mulheren. Music Box Theater, New York May 6, 2007 website Two Love Terence  ...

The Accomplices 7-08

By Bernard Weinraub Directed by Deborah LaVine The Fountain Theatre http://www.FountainTheatre.com/ July 12 – August 24, 2008 World War II has been called, “the good war.” We Americans view ourselves as liberating Europe, and as having been celebrated by dancing  ...

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By Athol Fugard American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco February 13-March 9, 2008 Incidental music by Tracy Chapman Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright http://www.act-sf.org/ Athol Fugard has long been a champion of brotherhood between the black and white citizens of South Africa,  ...

The Clean House

by Sarah Ruhl Alley Theatre Houston, TX April 28-May 27, 2007 http://www.alleytheatre.org/ Sarah Ruhl's play, The Clean House, begins innocently enough. The Brazilian maid, Matilde, a daughter of two comedians, loses interest in cleaning her uptight employer's (Lane) house.  ...

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Tennessee Williams’ theatrical legacy began with The Glass Menagerie, a broadway hit in 1945. It is a subtly-woven characterisation of America’s pre-war past through a self-conscious screen of creative memory. Its narrator, Tom, clearly a stand-in for Williams himself (the  ...

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New York Theatre Workshop Directed by JoAnne Akalaitis Starring Mikhail Baryshinikov Music by Phillip Glass December 5-January 20, 2008 http://nytw.org/ Mikhail Baryshnikov has been making plenty of varied appearances in New York over the past year, so much so that  ...