An August Ensemble

14 September, 2016 Theater No comments
An August Ensemble

Marin Theatre Company kicks off its 50th season with August: Osage County.

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Seeking Hyde

Seeking Hyde

Central Works imagines the making of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

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Strangers Will Make You Uncomfortable

Strangers Will Make You Uncomfortable

Scottish playwright Linda McLean returns with an eerie, elliptical portrait of a life in five scenes.

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The Language of Love

The Language of Love

The Language Archive is easily summarized by one bit of breezy irony: A linguist can’t find the words to save his marriage. Fortunately there’s a lot more to Julia Cho’s play, which debuted at South Coast Rep in 2009 and now makes its Bay Area debut courtesy of Symmetry Theatre. Curiously, it’s the second play about a linguist who studies dying languages to play Berkeley in less than a year, after Madeleine George’s Precious Little at Shotgun Players last fall.

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Inquiring Minds

Inquiring Minds

A recent transplant to San Francisco from Georgia by way of New York, playwright Lauren Gunderson has taken the Bay Area by storm.  Her full-length local debut was last year’s rolling world premiere of her revenge comedy Exit, Pursued by a Bear, and she has shows in the works with seemingly half the theatre companies in town, including Crowded Fire, SF Playhouse, Shotgun Players and Impact Theatre. Now Symmetry Theatre Company, a local outfit devoted to creating more stage opportunities for female Equity actors, gives us the Bay Area premiere of Gunderson’s play Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight.

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Rock’s Progress

20 December, 2010 Theater No comments
Rock’s Progress

If you’re really, really looking forward to seeing Rock of Ages this spring (featuring “the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of Journey” et al.), you may want to tide yourself over by checking out a much smaller-scale ’80s-style rock musical finishing up its run in San Francisco this week.

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