Alone It Stands – John Breen

In 1978 the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team toured Ireland. They had already demolished national and regional sides from all over the British Isles and seemed unbeatable. On October 31st they met Munster, a provincial outfit made up  ...

The Homecoming – Harold Pinter

Despite shifts in the moral, social, and political climate since 1964, Harold Pinter’s The Homecoming remains a challenging work of theatre. It is complex, confrontational, and casually brutal about human nature. It is also linguistically rich, laden with levels  ...

Hamlet – William Shakespeare

Act V, scene ii. The death of Hamlet Eugene Delacroix lithograph, 1843 Director Sam Dowling’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s most widely-read play is a treat for both devotees and initiates. Though tightly compressed into a neat two  ...

Contact

Like the 1975 musical megahit A Chorus Line, Contact grew out of an idea nurtured in a dancers' workshop environment. But Michael Bennett's glittering musical was rooted in the personal experiences of the dancers within the workshop. The book  ...

The Life of Galileo – Bertolt Brecht

Online references on Galileo Online references on Brecht ... As you find your seat and wait for Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of The Life of Galileo to begin, you're sure to be caught off guard.  ...

The Green Bird – Carlo Gozzi

A prophecy: If you jump on The Green Bird and try to ride it with your everyday prosaic intellect, it may throw you off. But, if you sit back and let it fly along on its own terms, it  ...

500 Clown MacBeth

Adapted by Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh Music by Karl Lundeberg Choreography by Val Caniparoli Directed by Carey Perloff As all of London praises the joy of the holiday season, Scrooge (James Carpenter, center) embraces the Cratchit family and  ...

Ennio, Berkeley Rep: Theatre Review: culturevulture.net

Created and performed by Ennio Marchetto Directed by Sosthen Hennekam Berkeley Rep December 20-December 31, 2008 http://www.berkeleyrep.org/ A giant snowman waddles out onto the stage and presently morphs into Marilyn Monroe. Frankenstein stomps in and in a moment you’re looking  ...

Down the Line – Paul Mercier

Return Engagement Dublin: The Peacock Theatre February 21 - March 31, 2001 Beautifully written domestic drama from Paul Mercier, whose mission to show “that high drama exists in lower life, that the extraordinary is  ...