A Q&A with Peter Michael Marino

Peter Michael Marino, an-award winning performer, writer, director and producer, is one of the many artists who have been affected since live performances stopped in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to the industry-wide shutdown, Pete appeared off-Broadway  ...

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

It’s December and while Broadway is shut down, as are most regional and community theaters, there is no shortage of A Christmas Carol productions available—mostly online and a few in person. But it is safe to say that none  ...

August Wilson’s Century

Considered as one continuous, contiguous work, August Wilson’s "The Pittsburgh Cycle" (which spawned "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom") constitutes a survival tale in the aftermath of trauma, wherein the children of slavery fight to regroup and  ...

Same Time, Next Year

Two people away from home allow flirtation to lead to a fling. What should be a one-night stand instead stands the test of time in the romantic comedy “Same Time, Next Year,” at North Coast Rep.  ...

The Flats

The world premiere of the original and ingenious three-part audio drama, “The Flats,” is a prime example of how to create an engaging theatrical experience despite the limits imposed by our Covid-ridden world. Commissioned by the  ...

Citizen Brain

Berkeley's own creative solo-performer, Josh Kornbluth, has a new and fascinating story to tell, live via Zoom. This engaging and enlightening autobiographical monologue is about how the Alzheimer diagnosis of his beloved stepfather and the  ...

The Niceties

The rules of social engagement undergo a powerful rewrite when discourse between a white professor and a Black undergrad goes from cordial to combustible in “The Niceties,” kicking off the 16th season of MOXIE Theatre. The  ...

Necessary Sacrifices

Speaking truth to power takes on profound new meaning when the parties involved are abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln. Here’s your chance to be a fly on the wall as these great men meet in “Necessary Sacrifices,”  ...

In Love and Warcraft

Talented playwright Madhuri Shekar won the “2013-14 Kendeda Graduate Playwrighting Contest” for the engaging rom-com “In Love and Warcraft,” and it has been successfully produced around the United States ever since. The tender two-act play (2 hours, including one  ...