In praise of Anthony and Sharon and Lorri and Spike

Sep 26

In praise of Anthony and Sharon and Lorri and <i>Spike</i>

If you spend any time at all going to theater in the San Francisco Bay Area, you soon see that we have some extraordinary homegrown talent populating our local stages. That's not empty boosterism – rah, Bay Area! – but something nearing actual fact – rah, working Bay Area actors in it for the long haul! In just the last month or so, Marin Theatre Company, TheatreWorks, Aurora Theatre Company, American Conservatory Theater and Magic Theatre have opened their seasons with at least one dazzling, shake-your-head-in-wonder performance by a Bay Area actor.

Now Berkeley Repertory Theatre gives a triple scoop of local actor goodness in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, the local premiere of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy.

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Theater review: `Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge’

Dec 07

SF Playhouse serves up a Cratchit-y Christmas three stars Holiday hilarity Gladys Cratchit is not having a merry Christmas. Her husband, Bob, is a sap, a boob and a goody-goody. She has 21 starving children — including Tiny Tim, whom she refers to as a crippled idiot — and not an ounce of maternal concern. There will be no Christmas goose or hot pudding...

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