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Getting Even: The Shotgun Players Have an Entire Season of Plays Written By Women

Hindsight will show whether or not Shotgun Players' 2015 “she-season” is cake…

    Wed Mar 4th, 2015 5:00pm By Lou Fancher

Symbolic Gestures: Two New Plays Interrogate Race Relations in Novel, Powerful Ways

It's hard to know how to read the theater ensemble putting on…

    Wed Feb 25th, 2015 4:00pm By Lily Janiak

Family Matters: You think your clan is dysfunctional? Meet The Lyons.

One good reason to like playwright Nicky Silver's The Lyons is the…

    Wed Feb 18th, 2015 5:40pm By Lou Fancher

All in the Family: An Unusually Close-Knit Group of Performers Takes on one of the Great Greek Classics

Sophocles's Antigone, one of the first and greatest Western tragedies ever written,…

    Wed Feb 11th, 2015 4:00pm By Lily Janiak

Block and Tackle: Berkeley Rep Docudrama Asks If Football Is Worth the Pain It Brings to Its Players.

The ferocity of pro football drives the narrative but ultimately gets stuffed…

    Wed Feb 4th, 2015 4:00pm By Lou Fancher

The Ballad of Old Barbecue Feet: The Aqua Teen Team Pushes Against Narrative Limits for the Two-Second Episode

One of the weirder entertainment clusters out there, one of those sites…

    Wed Jan 28th, 2015 4:00pm By Brandon R. Reynolds

Sexuality Deferred: American Playwrights Retread the Same Story About Repressed Women Breaking Free. It's Time for Another Narrative.

At the end of The Cable Car Nymphomaniac, a world premiere and…

    Wed Jan 28th, 2015 4:00pm By Lily Janiak

Blank Space: Ragged Wing Ensemble Explores the Meaning of “Home” in Its New Oakland Studio

It's not hard to understand why Ragged Wing Ensemble chose “Homing” as…

    Wed Jan 14th, 2015 4:00pm By Lily Janiak

All the Feels: Two Plays That Are Sentimental But Not Saccharine

As director Susannah Martin points out in the program for Shotgun Players'…

    Tue Dec 30th, 2014 4:00pm By Lily Janiak

Smiling’s My Favorite: “Elf the Musical” Manages to Charm

During the holiday season, we can pretty much expect the same things:…

    Tue Dec 23rd, 2014 4:00pm By Laura Jaye Cramer