Parfumerie

'Tis the season so let us start with good tidings. For anyone who has not heard, the Wallis is the jewel of the new Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills and a welcome addition to the  ...

Peter and the Starcatcher

What can I say? New York loved you, "Peter and the Starcatcher." Ben Brantley could not find enough superlatives to gush over you; and you had five Tony Awards thrown your way for best performance by a feature actor in  ...

Tristan & Yseult, Berkeley

Adapted and directed by Emma Rice Performed by the Kneehigh Theater of Cornwall Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, Calif. Nov. 22, 2013 – Jan. 6, 2014 The ancient legend of Tristan and Yseult (or Isolde as she is more commonly spelled) is one  ...

Venus in Fur, San Diego

Written by David Ives Directed by Kim Rubinstein and Sam Woodhouse San Diego Repertory Theatre Nov. 9 – Dec. 8, 2013 A writer tackles an adaptation of the 1870 erotic novella “Venus in Furs” then hits a wall auditioning 21st century  ...

Underneath the Lintel, SF

By Glen Berger Starring David Strathairn Directed by Carey Perloff American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), San Francisco Oct. 23-Nov. 17, 2013 There is something mesmerizing about the rhythm of Glen Berger’s “Under the Lintel.” Just as you  ...

Cock, Philadelphia

Written by Mike Bartlett Directed by Deborah Block Theatre Exile, Philadelphia Oct. 17 – Nov. 17, 2013 Theatre Exile has a theme this season of plays about the search for identity.   It kicks off with Mike Bartlett’s play “Cock,” a scabrous  ...

The Few

What’s it like to be lonely? Not just alone but pure existential isolation. How do people cope? The Old Globe’s world premiere production of "The Few" explores these questions, offering a poignant trip into the heart of darkness. Set in  ...