Golda’s Balcony – William Gibson

Fresh from her Tony-nominated, record-breaking New York run, Tovah Feldshuh has brought the one woman show, Golda’s Balcony, to the Wadsworth Theatre in West Los Angeles. Golda, of course, is Golda Meir, Israel’s Prime Minister from 1969 to 1974.Her  ...

F�tes de la Nuit – Charles Mee

The French, indeed, they are a funny race but nowhere as funny as in Charles Mee’s latest, Fetes de la Nuit. A vaudevillian satire on all things Gallic, Mee’s little bon bon arrived at Berkeley Rep in its world  ...

Rain – Cirque �loize

These days, circuses come with authors rather than ringmasters, and the art form that once included elephants and lion tamers has been re-imagined sans animals. Cirque �loize, one of the new-form circuses to originate in the French-speaking world and  ...

Grease – Warren Casey/Jim Jacobs

"Grease: It’s Still the Word" proclaims the advertising for a touring company of the show making a stop in San Francisco in its second year on the road. What explanation can there be for the enormous and continuing success  ...

Fallen from Proust – Norman Allen

Fallen From Proust, a new play by by Norman Allen, is an entertaining comedy about relationships. Its fast-paced, clever dialogue is reminiscent of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Like Wilde’s comedy of manners and satire on Victorian  ...

Caroline, or Change – Tony Kushner/Jeanine Tesori

Caroline, or Change is a memory play from Tony Kushner, originally planned as an opera, but morphed into a contemporary musical by composer Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie). Kushner's Angels in America set a standard for intelligence, thoughfulness and  ...

The Gamester – Freyda Thomas

The Gamester, Freyda Thomas’s re-do of a 17th Century French comedy, is like a sit-com in rhyming couplets. Loosely based on Le Joueur (1696), by Jean-Francois Regnard, Thomas took just the skeleton of this nearly lost, Moliere-era play, and  ...

Doubt – John Patrick Shanley

Doubt is a spellbinding and expertly written new play from John Patrick Shanley. In a season awash with tepid revivals, over-amplified musicals, and Hollywood stars doing their “legit” gigs, Doubt renews your faith in the theater with an excellent  ...