Imaginary discomfort rules at Berkeley Rep

Oct 13

<i>Imaginary</i> discomfort rules at Berkeley Rep

The first time I head the title for the new play by Daniel Handler, the San Francisco writer behind the popular Lemony Snicket books, I was confused. Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit is the title, and it wasn't the Snickety-y subtitle that perplexed me. It was the notion that comfort could be imaginary. Isn't comfort comforting no matter where it comes from? You can receive comfort from an external source (a parent, a pet, a narcotic) or you can just imagine comfort (memory, dream, hallucination), but as long as you are comforted, job done...at least for a little while, right?

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Crazy Amy Sedaris sips a drink

Feb 12

When I say Amy Sedaris is crazy, I mean that in the best possible way. This is, after all, the sister of writer David Sedaris and the woman who loves to wear a fat suit and disfigure her beautiful face with buck teeth, bruise makeup and a taped-up pig nose. Sedaris is a walking work of theater — always concerned with costumes, sets and a quip. She’s a...

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Tip-top ten

Dec 23

Happy holidays, Theater Dogs! Thanks for reading the blog in 2006. I’ll try to make it bigger, better, funnier and fresher in 2007. Below you’ll find my Top 10 list of favorite theater experiences in 2006. I’d love for you all to share some of your favorites as well, so use the comment feature liberally. 1.The Clean House,TheatreWorks Sarah...

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