The Long, Long Wait for That First Kiss

22 February, 2016 Theater No comments
The Long, Long Wait for That First Kiss

TheatreFIRST’s production stretches¬†Stop Kiss¬†out to the breaking point.

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Many Bridges to Cross

17 February, 2016 Theater No comments
Many Bridges to Cross

Berkeley Playhouse’s new musical sets two civil rights struggles side by side.

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A Good “Clean” Play

16 February, 2016 Theater No comments
A Good “Clean” Play

CCCT revives Sarah Ruhl’s tale of a doctor, her sister, her maid, her husband and his lover.

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Ms. Dawn Goes to Washington

Ms. Dawn Goes to Washington

A 1940s comedy proves surprisingly timely at Center REP.

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Nautical and Nice

Nautical and Nice

Pleasanton’s Pacific Coast Rep (not to be confused with Carmel’s Pac Rep) heads under the sea with Disney’s Little Mermaid. You wouldn’t think a review of such a thing would prove controversial, but the world is wondrous and full of surprises.

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Scenes from the Class War in Danville

Scenes from the Class War in Danville

The class divide opens up like an abyss in Role Players’ Good People.

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Don’t Hate the Game

Don’t Hate the Game

A revamped 17th century farce takes on the sobering subject of gambling addiction.

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The Gospel of Marcus

The Gospel of Marcus

Ubuntu Theater Project takes a haunting Marcus Gardley play to church.

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Pratfalling Pirates

Pratfalling Pirates

Tri-Valley Rep amps up the silliness in Gilbert & Sullivan classic.

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Four Brides for Four Dudebros

10 November, 2015 Theater No comments
Four Brides for Four Dudebros

One of Shakespeare’s less popular comedies gets the musical treatment.

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