Suzanne Weiss has been writing about the arts for the past 35 years. Formerly Arts Editor for the papers of Pioneer Press in the northern Chicago suburban area, her work also has appeared in Stagebill and Crain’s Chicago Business, among other publications. Since moving to the Bay Area she has reviewed theater, opera, dance and the occasional film for the San Mateo Times, “J” and is a regular contributor to culturevulture. She is the author of “Glencoe, Queen of Suburbs.”
Writes in: Art & Architecture, Dance, Etc, Music, Television, and Theater.
The Cripple of Inishmaan
By Martin McDonaghPresented by Druid, North American tour in association with Atlantic Theater CompanyDirected by Garry HynesSponsored by Cal PerformancesZellerbach Playhouse, BerkeleyMay 4-14, 2011
Cripple Billy, his limbs deformed since birth, would like to ...
Jonathon Young (back to camera) contemplates Andy Thompson (in video) in "No Exit"Photo by Michael Julian Berz
By Jean-Paul SartreAdapted by Paul BowlesPerformed in concert with “The Valet” by Jonathon YoungConceived and directed by Kim CollierAmerican Conservatory ...
From left, Natalia Payne, Heather Wood and Wendy Rich Stetson playthe title characters in a new adaptation of Three Sisters at Berkeley Rep.Photo courtesy of mellopix.com
By Anton ChekhovAdapted by Sarah RuhlDirected by Les WatersBerkeley ...
The cast of Castleton Festival Opera's "Albert Herring," with Brian Porter (kneeling, in hat)Photo by F&E Schmidt
The Britten Project / 'Albert Herring'
Castleton Festival OperaConducted by Lorin MaazelPresented by Cal PerformancesZellerbach Hall, BerkeleyMarch 24-27, 2011(See short video below.)
Remi Sandri (left) and Adam Poss in the world premiere of "The North Pool"Photo by Mark Kitaoka
The North Pool
By Rajiv JosephWorld premiere directed by Giovanna SardelliTheatreWorks, Lucie Stern TheatrePalo Alto, Calif.March 9-April 3, 2011
Rajiv Joseph just ...
Adam O'Byrne and René Augesen in "The Homecoming"Photo by Kevin Berne
By Harold PinterDirected by Carey PerloffAmerican Conservatory TheaterMarch 3-27, 2011
Home, they say, is where the heart is. They also say that it’s a place that, ...
Wendell B. Franklin, Carla Duren, Zainab Jah and Tonye Patano star in "Ruined" at Berkeley Rep.Photo courtesy of kevinberne.com
By Lynn NottageDirected by Liesl TommyBerkeley Repertory TheatreMarch 3-April 10, 2011
Got coltan? You bet you do, in your ...
Gabriel Marin and Amy Resnick in "Collapse" at the Aurora TheatrePhoto by David Allen
By Allison MooreDirected by Jessica HeidtAurora Theatre, Berkeley, Calif.Jan. 28-March 6, 2011
Aw shucks! They told me it was going to be a ...