Slammed door opens in Doll’s House, Part 2 at Berkeley Rep

Sep 14

Slammed door opens in <i>Doll’s House, Part 2</i> at Berkeley Rep

Playwright Lucas Hnath imagines what happened to Nora after she stepped through that door in the audaciously titled A Doll's House, Part 2, which opens the Berkeley Repertory Theatre season in a razor-sharp, vital and funny production directed by Les Waters.

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Uneasy comedy, drama (+Rat Wife!) in Aurora’s Erik

Feb 05

Uneasy comedy, drama (+Rat Wife!) in Aurora’s <i>Erik</i>

There's a profoundly creepy core to Little Erik the new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's 1894 Little Eyolf by Mark Jackson, one of the Bay Area's foremost theater artists. That creepiness is the best thing about the 80-minute one-act now at the Aurora Theatre Company. Though even in its brevity, the play can't quite command its shifting tones.

Ibsen's Eyolf probably won't be found on any of his best-of compilations, but Jackson...

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Aurora announces 18th season

Apr 01

Aurora Theatre Company artistic director Tom Ross announced today his Berkeley company’s 18th season, which stems from the theme “Family and Fortune.” In addition to classics and newer works, the season includes a world premiere by Joel Drake Johnson (pictured at right). The season opens in August with Clifford Odets’ 1935 Awake and Sing,...

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Review: “Hedda Gabler”

Feb 14

(opened Feb. 14, 2007) ACT’s hip, sassy `Hedda’ starts strong, fades quickly two stars Too cute ‘n’ casual Theater, or so they say, is all about the communal experience. We breathe the same air as the actors and we commune with our fellow audience members. On the way out of the theater after American Conservatory Theater’s Hedda Gabler...

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