The House of the Spirits, Houston

The House of the Spiritsby Caridad Svichbased on the novel by Isabel AllendeMain Street TheaterHouston, TXwww.mainstreettheater.comforeground L-R: Blanca (Chelsea Ryan McCurdy) and Clara (Eva De La Cruz), background Alba (Laura Michelle Salas). photo by www.RicOrnelProductions.com Caridad Svich's The House of  ...

Brief Encounter, SF

Brief EncounterBy Noel CowardAdapted and directed by Emma RiceKneehigh Theatre CompanyAmerican Conservatory TheaterSeptember 16-October 11, 2009www.act-sf.orgPhoto: Kevin BerneTrains roar in and rattle out of the station. Endless cups of tea are pour and drunk and the lovers swoon in  ...

Never the Sinner, Philadelphia

Never the Sinner-The Leopold and Loeb Story Mauckingbird Theatre CompanyAugust 8-30, 2009Adrienne Theatre, Philadelphia  www.MauckingbirdTheatreCo.orgEven with the stock plotline of a murderous homosexual couple already built into the story, John Logan’s Never the Sinner -The Leopold and Loeb Story,  ...

August: Osage County, Natl. Tour

August: Osage County By Tracy LettsSteppenwolf Theatre Co. productionNational tour “Best of Broadway” seriesCurran Theater, San FranciscoAugust 12- September 6, 2009 Written by Tracy LettsDirected by Anna D. ShapiroSet Design by Todd RosenthalCostume Design by Ana Kuzmanicwww.shnsf.com Shannon Cochran, Jeff Still &  ...

The First Wives Club, San Diego

The First Wives Club, a new musicalBook by Rupert HolmesMusic & Lyrics by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, & Eddie HollandDirected by Francesca ZambelloOld Globe Theater, San DiegoJuly 17-August 30, 2009http://www.oldglobe.org/ Karen Ziemba as Annie, Sheryl Lee Ralph as Elyse and  ...

The Mystery of Irma Vep, San Diego

The Mystery of Irma VepOld Globe Theater, San DiegoJuly 31-Sept 6, 2009http://www.oldglobe.org/Jeffrey M. Bender as “Lady Enid Hillcrest” and John Cariani as "Jane Twisden" inCharles Ludlam's gothic spoof. Photo by Craig Schwartz.The Mystery of Irma Vep, playing at The  ...

A Doll’s House, London

A Doll’s HouseBy Henrik Ibsen
In a new version by Zinnie Harris
Director: Kfir Yefet
Donmar Warehouse, London
May 14, July 18, 2009
http://www.donmarwarehouse.com/This is a compelling new production of Ibsen’s seminal 1879 drama about the inequality of women in marriage. Gillian Anderson, leading  ...

Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

Summer Shakespeare Festival
by Edmond Rostand
The Old Globe 
San Diego
June 13-September 27, 2009 (In Repertory)
www.TheOldGlobe.org 
Brendan Griffin as “Christian” and Patrick Page as “Cyrano de Bergerac” . Photo by Craig Schwartz. The 2009 Old Globe Shakespeare Festival opens with Cyrano  ...

Present Laughter

Present Laughter 

by Noël Coward
Dublin: Gate Theatre July 14th to August 5th, 2009
http://www.gate-theatre.ie/Written as a patently self-serving vehicle for the aging Noël Coward, Present Laughter at the Gate looks tailor-fit to its star, Stephen Brennan. Brennan has played this  ...

Twelfth Night

Twelfth NightSummer Shakespeare Festivalby William ShakespeareThe Old GlobeSan DiegoJune 13-September 27, 2009 (In Repertory)http://www.TheOldGlobe.org/Patrick Page as Malvolio. Photo: Craig Schwartz.Twelfth Night is one of the most celebrated of Shakespeare’s plays, possibly for its easy-to-follow plot, but also for its  ...