[hieroglyph]

The streaming production of “[hieroglyph]” is the story of a bright, artistic, but traumatized 13-year-old girl, Davis (outstandingly impressive work by Jamella Cross), who had to leave New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. While her mother remained in a FEMA  ...

The Book of Magdalene

“Remind me again.” “About what.” “About it they say it feels like.” “Skin against skin.” In the opening scene of The Book of Magdalene, the exquisite new  ...

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  ...