ACT’s ‘Monstress’ a marvelous, powerful and painful dance

“All that became of their kiss was longing.” – “Monstress” by Lysley Tenorio, page 173 The measure of any great play is how long it stays with you when it’s … Continue reading ACT’s ‘Monstress’ a marvelous, powerful and painful dance

Sunnyvale’s Stafford returns to the Bay Area in Broadway’s ‘Once’

There is a certain element of sadness when a show closes. The performers who give so much to be on stage bonding with their cast mates can certainly be overwhelmed … Continue reading Sunnyvale’s Stafford returns to the Bay Area in Broadway’s ‘Once’

Getting up close and personal with the Hypocrites’ ‘Pirates of Penzance’ in Berkeley

So there’s this guy you work with. He keeps his distance, you keep yours. Until one day you decide to ask him if he wants to go grab a drink. … Continue reading Getting up close and personal with the Hypocrites’ ‘Pirates of Penzance’ in Berkeley

Review: Berkeley Rep’s ‘Amelie’ full of color and tenderness

The 2001 film Amelie is wonderfully tender, gentle, warm, and any other sugary sweet adjective you can think of. And Berkeley Rep’s adaptation of the award winning film is pretty … Continue reading Review: Berkeley Rep’s ‘Amelie’ full of color and tenderness