Theater

Side by Side on My Cardboard Piano Keyboard

In her play Cardboard Piano (at New Conservatory Theatre Center through Dec.…

 

Women Laughing Alone in These, Their Salad Days

“Can your uterus fall out?” That was the first question I asked…

 

Tales of Ordinary Madness, in Ward 6

In their portrayal of characters locked up in an insane asylum, the…

 

Fairview, As Far As the Eye Can See

The word “Fairview” is the only element of design on the cover…

The Recession’s Gonna Make You Sweat

When Cynthia (Tonye Patano) wakes up on New Year’s Day, her husband…

Sleepless Nights in Uncle Vanya, at Cutting Ball Theater

Everybody’s sleep patterns are disturbed in Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya (at Cutting Ball…

A Doll’s House Divided Cannot Stand, at Berkeley Rep

My favorite interpretation of Nora, the heroine of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s…

Dreams Deferred in Detroit ’67

When the white cast in The Big Chill (1983) reminisces about their…

Kiss Me Once, at Shotgun Players

Guillermo Calderón’s Kiss bears more than a passing resemblance to Sarah Kane’s Blasted (which…

Johanna Pfaelzer Is Berkeley Rep’s New Artistic Director

Some 20 months after Tony Taccone announced his departure from the Berkeley…