Our Stars and Bars, Ourselves

Our Stars and Bars, Ourselves

A presidential candidate’s daughter’s very bad decision comes back to haunt her in Confederates.

My review is in the Mercury News. Read more

Immaculate Mary Poppins

Immaculate Mary Poppins

The Broadway musical isn’t the best version of Mary Poppins, but its star at Tri-Valley Rep is practically perfect.

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Recovery, Relapse, Rinse, Repeat

Recovery, Relapse, Rinse, Repeat

The familiarity of the addiction and recovery narrative may be part of the point.

Read my review of the one-woman show Playing My Hand at Altarena Playhouse in the East Bay Times and Mercury News. Read more

Good “Fences” from Good Neighbors

Good “Fences” from Good Neighbors

Cal Shakes’s Fences brings maternal power to a tale of fathers and sons.

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Pretty Persuasion

Pretty Persuasion

A little Austen goes nicely with Shakespeare in Livermore.

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Leguizamo Takes Us to School

Leguizamo Takes Us to School

John Leguizamo teaches Latin History lesson at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

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School’s in for Summer

School’s in for Summer

The Mime Troupe takes on the privatization of public schools.

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A Nonoperatic Figaro

A Nonoperatic Figaro

Beaumarchais’s original Marriage of Figaro enjoys a rare revival in Berkeley.

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A Bear of a Play

A Bear of a Play

Jealousy and foolery and bears, oh my!

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Go Grumpily into That Good Night

Go Grumpily into That Good Night

An elderly misanthrope goes through her pre-suicide to-do list at the EXIT.

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