Review: Hope and devastation make for the perfect storm in Nilaja Sun’s ‘Pike St.’ at Berkeley Rep

When you watch solo artist extraordinaire Nilaja Sun move through space, her brilliance isn’t always in what you see. The true greatness lies in what she herself is seeing. This … Continue reading Review: Hope and devastation make for the perfect storm in Nilaja Sun’s ‘Pike St.’ at Berkeley Rep

Sun rises at Berkeley Rep: Solo performer shares stories of devastation and hope in ‘Pike St.’

Upon arriving in Berkeley this past weekend, performer, playwright and teaching artist Nilaja Sun was harshly reminded of the pain and suffering of a natural disaster. The beautiful, blue Bay … Continue reading Sun rises at Berkeley Rep: Solo performer shares stories of devastation and hope in ‘Pike St.’

Review: ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ stuns and delights at Berkeley Rep

There is no doubt that Nora has engaged in some thrilling relationships in the 15 years since she famously shut that door on her way out. In those years, there … Continue reading Review: ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ stuns and delights at Berkeley Rep

The Drama Guy’s top 10 fall (POC) theatre picks

While the fall is a time for a beautiful change in weather, sweetened coffees, and the return of football, there’s also a ton of great theatre that kicks off the … Continue reading The Drama Guy’s top 10 fall (POC) theatre picks

Review: Effectively disjointed ‘Constitution’ by Heidi Schreck enlightens and entertains at Berkeley Rep

There is no denying the charm and disarming nature of Heidi Schreck. She is whip-smart, delightfully funny, but underneath that billowy, sunny demeanor is a life lived, one that has … Continue reading Review: Effectively disjointed ‘Constitution’ by Heidi Schreck enlightens and entertains at Berkeley Rep

Review: Berkeley Rep’s magical ‘Angels in America’ overwhelms, inspires

It is overwhelming to experience the marathon of Tony Kushner’s two-part masterpiece “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes.” It almost feels like returning to your corner in … Continue reading Review: Berkeley Rep’s magical ‘Angels in America’ overwhelms, inspires

Schreck talks and debates amendments in her show ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ at Berkeley Rep

That pesky 14th Amendment. It’s an amendment that states, in its second section, that only the rights of voting males are protected. Even more problematic, when addressing citizenship, it never … Continue reading Schreck talks and debates amendments in her show ‘What the Constitution Means to Me’ at Berkeley Rep

Review: Intellectual ‘Watch on the Rhine’ is heavy on text, timely in its urgency

It takes very little time to see where “Watch on the Rhine” is headed. Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s newest drama, penned by American theatre great Lillian Hellman, is truly a throwback … Continue reading Review: Intellectual ‘Watch on the Rhine’ is heavy on text, timely in its urgency

A Hellman renaissance for Berkeley Rep’s ‘Watch on the Rhine’

Lillian Hellman is one of the fiercest playwrights in history. While she is certainly known for her work writing iconic plays such as “The Little Foxes” and “The Children’s Hour,” … Continue reading A Hellman renaissance for Berkeley Rep’s ‘Watch on the Rhine’