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Book by Doug Wright Music by Scott Frankel Lyrics by Michael Korie TheatreWorks Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts August 20-September 14 http://www.theatreworks.org/ Have you heard the one about the two ladies who lived holed up in their dilapidated  ...

Hysteria

Play by Terry Johnson Aurora Theatre Company Berkeley, California August 24-September 30 http://www.auroratheatre.org/ Warren David Keith and Howard Swain in Hysteria. Photo: David Allen We live in the age of the hybrid. We have hybrid plants and cars  ...

Bill W. and Dr. Bob

New World Stages, New York, NY Opened March 5, 2007 By Stephen Bergman and Janet Surrey Directed by Rick Lombardo http://www.billwanddrbob.com/ Few people in American social history have done more good for more people than Bill Wilson and  ...

Dying City

Lincoln Center Theatre, NYC By Christopher Shinn Directed by James MacDonald Feb 15-April 29, 2007 website Dying City, the latest play from Christopher Shinn (What Didn’t Happen), is most notable for a stunning tour de force performance by  ...

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Alexander Ostrovsky is every bit as significant a figure in the development of Russian theatre as Anton Chekov. But, while his plays have been performed consistently in their author's native land, they have never enjoyed the same degree of success  ...

Heroes

Heroes (American premiere) By Gérald Sibleyras Translated by Tom Stoppard Directed by Thea Sharrock Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles website Gustave (George Segal), Henri (Len Cariou) and Philippe (Richard Benjamin). Photo by Michael Lamont. Three old guys hanging out  ...

Anna in the Tropics

Conchita (Laura Kaldis) and Juan Julian (Ilich Guardiola). Photo by Doug Killgore. Never underestimate the power of Tolstoy. Read Tolstoy aloud and you can expect trouble. Make the book Anna Karenina and you get Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer Prize winning play,  ...

Blue Door

By Tanya Barfield April 6-May 20 Berkeley Repertory Theatre Berkeley Rep website David Fonteno, Teagle F. Bougere. Photo by Kevin Berne There is an island culture in the South where people paint their doors blue to keep  ...

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59E59 Theaters, Primary Stage, New York 2/13-3/4, 2007 Book & Lyrics by Christopher Durang Music by Peter Melnick http://www.59e59.org/ You remember that fateful night as though if were yesterday. You’d just stepped off a tramp steamer onto  ...

Distracted

Distracted, who is not? In case you have been trekking to the North Pole, and have not experienced this omnipresent, modern condition, Elaine McCarthy’s set design, with a backdrop of three large screens, each sporting rapidly changing TV clips (none  ...