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Robert Schumann, on hearing the great 19th-century composer perform, responded with one of the most ringing endorsements in musical history: "Hats off, gentlemen -- a genius!"...The acclaimed playwright-performer is back at Berkeley Repertory Theatre
This year's choice is the seldom performed "Go Back for Murder," which runs June 20-July 12 at the Orinda Community Center Park Amphitheatre, 28 Orinda Way. Directed by Suzan Lorraine, the cast includes Laura Martin-Chapin as the daughter trying to
Never one to shrink away from the dense and the difficult, the Pulitzer-winning playwright has championed sprawling intellectual ambition from his two-part, almost seven-hour masterpiece "Angels in America" to the eerily prescient "Homebody/Kabul."
An iconic character who appears in Tony Kushner's masterpiece "Angels in America" as well as its coda "Slavs," this blind old man with the mouthful of a name -- Aleksii Antedilluvianovich Prelapsarianov -- gives voice to one of the central themes in
Nina Raine's penetrating new play forces us to hear the world differently. The critically acclaimed domestic drama revolves around a deaf young man reared by a chaotically verbal family. Sensitively directed by Jonathan Moscone, the play both
British playwright Nina Raine got the idea for her breakthrough play from a documentary she watched about a deaf couple expecting a baby...She began to wonder about the things we inherit from our parents and how families define their identity as a
In 1969 Italy, a suspected terrorist was hauled in by the police. While being interrogated about a bank bombing in Milan, the man plunged to his death from a fourth-story window...The Nobel-winning Fo riffed on the incident in this laser-sharp satire
The company announced its 2014-15 season today, which features the cheeky innovators at Kneehigh ("The Wild Bride," "Tristan & Yseult") returning with the world premiere of "An Audience with Meow Meow." A kamikaze cabaret starring the postmodern diva
The longer you hang around theaters or drama classes, the more it becomes apparent that performance boils down to four small words: Tell me a story -- which shows that solo theater is neither new nor cutting-edge...And one reason is because here,
Marcus Gardley has long conducted a love affair with history. In "And Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi," he excavated the bones of slavery. In "Love Is a Dream House in Lorin," he dug into the colorful past of a blue-collar Berkeley neighborhood. In "