A Roaring 20s Comedy of Errors

A Roaring 20s Comedy of Errors

Mill Valley’s Curtain Theatre sets Shakespeare’s raucous comedy of mistaken identity in the flapper era.

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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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Time Passes

28 November, 2012 Theater No comments
Time Passes

I know he’s a fellow Berkeley High alum and all, but I could never get into Thornton Wilder. I’ve seen polished professional productions of Our Town and I’ve seen shakier community ones, but never one that I didn’t find mawkish. It’s just not my thing. So I’m maybe not the best audience for Wilder Times, Aurora Theatre Company’s assemblage of four short plays by Wilder, two from 1962 and two from 1931, but because it has a fabulous cast I decided to check it out anyway. I’m pleased to report that I found myself pleasantly surprised by two of the plays, even if the other two left me cold.

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Billie con Carnage

Billie con Carnage

I have not one but two reviews in today’s Marin Independent Journal: Cinnabar Theater’s rollicking revival of Born Yesterday, featuring a hilarious Heather Gordon as Billie Dawn, and Marin Theatre Company doing Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage just a couple of months after San Jose Rep gave the play its local premiere. So what are you waiting for? Click on the links in that first sentence to read all about ’em.

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