Betrayal – Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter can be as inscrutable as anybody this side of Samuel Beckett. That’s one of the reasons that his 1978 Betrayal came as such a relief. Totally accessible, the story of a woman, her husband and her lover  ...

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  ...

Bash – Neil LaBute

Paul Rudd and Calista Flockhart in the Showtime production of "Bash" "Atrocity is ‘the new black’," says filmmaker and playwright Neil LaBute (Your Friends and Neighbors, Nurse Betty) in the introduction to the programme for  ...

The First 100 Years

With a nod to the French novelist, clown/comic actor Geoff Hoyle has written a "remembrance of things Proust" - Jack Proust, that is ("little or no relation to Marcel"),an aging comedian living in an abandoned theater. Essentially a solo  ...

Glengarry Glen Ross – David Mamet

When David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross burst onto the American stage some two decades ago, it exploded with the force of a supernova. The language and in-your-face violence of these everyday con men and losers defined the Mamet style,  ...

Doubt

Broadway Touring Company Golden Gate Theatre, San Francisco John Patrick Shanley had the last laugh on whoever threw him out of the kindergarten at St. Helena’s in the Bronx and later, expelled him from Cardinal Spellman High  ...

Ghost Stories by Ibsen

Ghost Stories by Ibsen Ibsen's Rosmersolm is a dark, spooky play featuring one Rebecca West, arguably the most demonic heroine in all dramatic literature, including Lady Macbeth. Set in a ghostly, old manse near a flooding llrace  ...

culturevulture.net – review

“Ice Glen,” running through Dec. 10 at Aurora Theatre in Berkeley, is a bagatelle, a brush of a butterfly wing, a brief haiku that is pretty but has little meaning. The descriptions are apt; as Joan Ackermann’s pleasant little  ...

Annie Get Your Gun

Irving Berlin’s score for Annie Get Your Gun is one of only a handful, like Guys and Dolls and The King and I, in which virtually every number is instantly familiar. The show is also indelibly identified with its  ...