Theater review: `The Lieutenant of Inishmore’

Apr 23

Opened April 22, 2009 at Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Roda Theatre, EXTENDED THROUGH MAY 24! Padraic (Blake Ellis, front center) finds himself in a spot of trouble when he’s set upon by fellow terrorists from his Irish splinter group (from left) Brendan (Rowan Brooks), Christy (Danny Wolohan) and Joey (Michael Barrett Austin) in Martin McDonagh’s...

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A note to readers

Mar 28

After three months on hiatus, Theater Dogs is once again back in action! I was in Sacramento working for an excellent newspaper, but now I’m back in San Francisco and happily on the theater beat once again. At the risk of sounding sappy, can I just say how much I missed it? Oh, I saw some good theater: August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean at Sacramento...

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Crowded Fire shakes things up (again)

Sep 04

Seems like just yesterday that Crowded Fire Theatre Company announced the departure of founding artistic director Rebecca Novick and the ascension of co-artistic directors (and husband-and-wife) Cassie Beck and Kent Nicholson. Actually, it was more like a year ago. Today the company announced that Beck and Nicholson have “decided to pursue their careers at a...

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Review: `TRAGEDY: a tragedy’

Mar 20

Opened March 19, 2008, Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Thrust Stage Thomas Jay Ryan, Marguerite Stimpson and Danny Wolohan. Photos by Kevin Berne Laughing through the tragic darkness three stars Our top story tonight Reportedly, during a preview performance of Will Eno’s TRAGEDY: a tragedy at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, an audience member rose up mid-show...

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Wolohan out!

Mar 11

One of my favorite Bay Area actors, Danny Wolohan, is moving on. Wolohan was voted by American Theatre magazine as one of the country’s seven actors “worth traveling to see,” and I wholeheartedly agree. I first met Wolohan when I interviewed him during his stint in the Aurora Theatre Company’s Tough! That was in 2000, and since then, Wolohan...

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Berkeley Rep, San Jose Rep announce seasons

Mar 07

Time to start thinking about those season tickets — or at least cherry picking which shows you’re going to make a point of seeing next season. Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s 2008-09 season was announced this week. Here’s how it shapes up. Yellowjackets by Itamar Moses (left) — Berkeley native writes about Berkeley High School and the...

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