Chatting With Anna Deavere Smith

Playwright, actor, and educator Anna Deavere Smith isn't volunteering to be a modern day Atlas. After hoisting the world of America's school-to-prison pipeline onto…

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Chatting With Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer hasn't slept around since college. “I would say sophomore year, I got the numbers up,” says the Inside Amy Schumer star, who…

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Eddie Izzard Has Opinions

Every now and then, you'll hear a casual reference to Eddie Izzard's 1999 recording of Dress To Kill from San Francisco's Orpheum Theater. (“Cake…

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Chewing the Fourth Wall

Loosen your belts. While Berkeley Rep's One Man, Two Guvnors won't bust your sides, the West Coast premiere of this play based on an…

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Auditioning for Beach Blanket Babylon

“You want pre-show music, Kenny?” Pink's “Get the Party Started” fills Club Fugazi, where dozens of eager comics, hams, and thespians are waiting on…

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The Art of Undermining Your Friends

The menace in Idris Goodwin's Blackademics, a West Coast premiere by Crowded Fire Theater, begins even before the play starts. Mikiko Uesugi's set design…

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Church and State of Deception: Keep an eye...

Poison is a person in Berkeley Repertory Theatre's stylish revival of Molière's classic 1664 satirical comedy, Tartuffe. Tartuffe arrives onstage like a silvery-snake-cum-Paris-fashion-model as…

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