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Love, Francis: Jue brings his passion for communication to TheatreWorks’ ‘The Language Archive’

Francis Jue loves to love. If there’s ever a time you come across a comment he makes on Facebook, you’ll know it’s him. It’s not because his name and picture … Continue reading Love, Francis: Jue brings his passion for communication to TheatreWorks’ ‘The Language Archive’

Lots of wine and revelry in Plethos’ East Bay production of Shakespeare’s ‘Complete Works’

If you find yourself in England’s Stratford-Upon-Avon visiting the house of the wife of William Shakespeare, the first thing you will noticed is the thatched roof. This distinct feature attached … Continue reading Lots of wine and revelry in Plethos’ East Bay production of Shakespeare’s ‘Complete Works’

Review: Z Space’s powerful ‘Ripped’ is scintillating and challenging

The opening seconds of “Ripped” are loaded with foreboding. The young woman who lies beneath the cool, white sheets rustles with uncomfortable agitation. This woman, who we learn is named … Continue reading Review: Z Space’s powerful ‘Ripped’ is scintillating and challenging

Review: Berkeley Rep’s witty and sharply irreverent ‘Kiss My Aztec!’ conquers the stage

One of the most hilarious moments in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s world premiere of “Kiss My Aztec!” takes place in the opening number. In a world where the Aztecs were conquered … Continue reading Review: Berkeley Rep’s witty and sharply irreverent ‘Kiss My Aztec!’ conquers the stage

Review: A.C.T.’s powerful ‘Rhinoceros’ warns of the dangers of conformity

Eugene Ionesco might not have been thinking of mind-numbing dances like the Macarena or the Floss when he penned his great play “Rhinoceros” in 1959. But that one moment, when … Continue reading Review: A.C.T.’s powerful ‘Rhinoceros’ warns of the dangers of conformity

Review: The kids shred in Broadway San Jose’s ‘School of Rock’

There are some things in Broadway San Jose’s touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “School of Rock” that positively shred. That part of the show starts and finishes with a … Continue reading Review: The kids shred in Broadway San Jose’s ‘School of Rock’

For Taccone and Leguizamo, musical farce is the thing in Berkeley Rep’s ‘Kiss My Aztec!’

Outgoing Berkeley Repertory Theatre artistic director Tony Taccone is not shy to share his aversion to the genre of musical theatre. He remembers going with his mother when he was … Continue reading For Taccone and Leguizamo, musical farce is the thing in Berkeley Rep’s ‘Kiss My Aztec!’

Review: A beautiful ‘Silent Sky’ at City Lights shines bright

What is it about the stars that inspires endless fascination? Peek into the vast darkness that hovers above on a clear night, and the magical wonderment of the hundreds of … Continue reading Review: A beautiful ‘Silent Sky’ at City Lights shines bright

Bublitz’ ‘Ripped’ at Z Space looks at the complexities of consent

The month of May is a thrilling time for a college-bound high school senior. College decisions sweep through the latest senior class, graduations and summertime looms large, and campuses big … Continue reading Bublitz’ ‘Ripped’ at Z Space looks at the complexities of consent