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

Review: Uneven ‘Imaginary Comforts’ advocates for the story

One of the few Jewish funerals I have attended, it was easy to be intoxicated by the power of the rabbi. From what I gathered, the rabbi’s job is twofold … Continue reading Review: Uneven ‘Imaginary Comforts’ advocates for the story

Review: Frenetic course in ‘Latin History’ at Berkeley Rep is funny, poignant

A very cool story my dad shared with me many years ago was in regards to his time in the Marine Corps serving in Vietnam. One of his best friends … Continue reading Review: Frenetic course in ‘Latin History’ at Berkeley Rep is funny, poignant

Review: Berkeley Rep’s ‘Aubergine’ is nourishing, delicious

Not long after my paternal grandfather passed away in 1986, my father told me a story of the last bag of fruit his dad ever purchased. It was a bag … Continue reading Review: Berkeley Rep’s ‘Aubergine’ is nourishing, delicious

Review: A myriad of issues at the heart of America’s game in ‘X’s and O’s (A Football Love Story) at Berkeley Rep

I grew up in a barbaric time for young men. Battle Royals on a bed and the quest to not get thrown off, ACTUAL pile drivers on thin carpet, and … Continue reading Review: A myriad of issues at the heart of America’s game in ‘X’s and O’s (A Football Love Story) at Berkeley Rep

Baseball and bugs fuel Silicon Valley dreams in SJ Rep’s ‘Game On’

The world of fantasy sports is all-consuming, and that’s putting it mildly. Drafts, stats, sabermetrics and some friendly (and sometimes not so friendly) wagering turn sports fans into sports maniacs. … Continue reading Baseball and bugs fuel Silicon Valley dreams in SJ Rep’s ‘Game On’