A Transparent Menagerie

A Transparent Menagerie

I reviewed this Tennessee Williams chestnut for today’s Marin Independent Journal. So it’s all over yonder if you want to read all about it.

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Stages of Grief

Stages of Grief

It’s hard enough dealing with grief when you understand what happened, and why and how it happened, but when what’s happening to someone you love is completely incomprehensible, it’s mighty hard to get your mind around it and resign yourself to anything. For whatever reason, plays all over Berkeley depict families dealing with highly unconventional versions of loss.

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Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth

Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth

Ever since Jonathan Moscone started adding late 19th and early 20th century classics into California Shakespeare Theater’s seasons early in his decade as artistic director, the company has done an outstanding job with the works of George Bernard Shaw, Anton Chekhov and Oscar Wilde. Former San Jose Rep artistic director Timothy Near, who helmed Cal Shakes’s near-perfect 2008 production of Uncle Vanya, now takes on George Bernard Shaw’s 1893 play Mrs. Warren’s Profession, which was initially banned for its no-nonsense discussion of prostitution and particularly of society’s culpability for providing few economic alternatives for women.

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Shaggy Bard Story

Shaggy Bard Story

Show #39: Equivocation, Marin Theatre Company, March 30.

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