American Buffalo

Director Mark Brokaw returns to the Dublin stage with the latest in a series of high profile productions of American dramas. He has switched registers from the stately intellectual rhythms of Arthur Miller (The Price, A View From the Bridge) to the hypermasculine, near hysterical mindscape of David Mamet. Deploying  ...

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN

Eugene O’Neill’s flawed last masterpiece is given a welcome and high voltage revival at the start of Kevin Spacey’s second year as artistic director of the Old Vic. The play is masterfully directed by Howard Davies who is re-united with Spacey and his co-star Eve Best with whom he  ...

Anna Karenina

by Leo Tolstoy adapted by Helen Edmundson Dublin: Gate Theatre 5th December to 3rd February, 2007 Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina appeared first in a serialized form between 1875 and 1877, a period during which its author was undergoing a profound spiritual crisis that ultimately resulted in his embrace of Christianity.  ...

A Picasso

by Jeffrey Hatcher Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles The Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles February 4-March 25, 2007 Written by Jeffrey Hatcher Directed by Gilbert Cates Set in Paris, 1941, A Picasso, is an hour and seven  ...

Apocalypto (2006)

Directed by Mel Gibson   Starring: Dalia Hernandez, Mayra Serbulo, Gerardo Taracena, Raoul Trujillo, Rudy Youngblood Directed by: Mel Gibson Produced by: Ned Dowd, Vicki Christianson, Mel Gibson Rated R for sequences of graphic violence and disturbing images Mayan with subtitles  ...

As You Like It

CalShakes As you like it? Try loving it! Shakespeare's romantic romp through the Forest of Arden can be an exercise in foolishness in the wrong hands but, in Jonathon Moscone's splendid production for California Shakespeare Festival in Orinda, it glows with the passion of first love,  ...

The Birthday Party

By Harold Pinter Aurora Theater, Berkeley January 26-March 4, 2007 James Carpenter in The Birthday Party phoro: David Allen Aurora Theatre Web Site It’s not your ordinary birthday party, the kind with candles and cake. Stanley Weber’s birthday party is downright scary, drunken  ...