Dance of Death – August Strindberg

On a rocky, end-of-the-world island off the coast of Sweden, with angry waves crashing endlessly, maddeningly just outside the off-kilter tower of a former prison, a man and a woman are at home, driving each other absolutely crazy. The  ...

Hedda Gabler – Henrik Ibsen

Ibsen is called the father of modern drama and Hedda Gabler (1890) perfectly exemplifies the ways that he leapt forward from more traditional 19th century theater. Focused on character rather than plot, on contemporary people and society, and  ...

36 Views – Naomi Iizuka

Playwright Naomi Iizuka has fulfilled a prime dictum of true art in her 36 Views, now having its world premiere at Berkeley Rep. According to philosopher/critic George Santayana, a work of art is most successful when the feeling and  ...

The Hired Man – Howard Goodall/Melvyn Bragg

Dublin, Dra�ocht Centre for the Arts September 11 - 15 Waterford International Festival of Light Opera September 26 Howard Goodall’s musical adaptation of Melvyn Bragg’s novel inspired by the life of his paternal grandfather  ...

How the Other Half Loves – Alan Ayckbourn

First staged in 1970, How the Other Half Loves is a direct descendant of the drawing room farces of Oscar Wilde and No�l Coward. It adds a more contemporary outlook, including references to and a certain dependence upon the  ...

The Cherry Orchard – Anton Chekhov

A handsome production of The Cherry Orchard served as the first theatrical production in Santa Fe's new Lensic Performing Arts Center, a 1930s Spanish-Moroccan movie palace painstakingly transformed at a cost of $8.2 million into a state-of-the-art, 800-seat theater  ...

Fool Moon

Two guys, a band and an audience – that’s all there is to it. But, don’t let the simplicity fool you; it would be extremely foolish to pass up Fool Moon. The 1993 Tony-Award-winning hit, currently enjoying an encore  ...

Blithe Spirit – Noel Coward

audio cd (unabridged) with Shirley Knight DVD of the 1945 David Lean film starring Rex Harrison Linen/Rayon Shirt with Embroidery by P.I. Sport N.Y. Written and first produced in 1941, at a time  ...

Alone It Stands – John Breen

In 1978 the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team toured Ireland. They had already demolished national and regional sides from all over the British Isles and seemed unbeatable. On October 31st they met Munster, a provincial outfit made up  ...

The Homecoming – Harold Pinter

Despite shifts in the moral, social, and political climate since 1964, Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming remains a challenging work of theatre. It is complex, confrontational, and casually brutal about human nature. It is also linguistically rich, laden with levels  ...