Theater moments: Reflections on 2007

Jan 02

I’ve already offered up my Top 10 list of 2007′s best Bay Area theater (see it here). That’s all well and good, but there was way too much good stuff in 2007 to contain in a polite numbered list. What follows, in no apparent order, are some of the year’s most distinctive theater moments (mostly good, some not so much). The shows in the Top 10...

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Thoughts on `Sex’

Nov 10

I can’t really review the Aurora Theatre Company’s production of Sex, a 1926 play by the delectable Mae West. One of my best friends is in the cast (he’s brilliant, by the way), so I have what they call in the ethics business a “conflict of interest.” So, knowing my bias, here’s what I enjoyed about the production, directed by Tom...

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MacDougall has `Sex’ appeal

Nov 07

This month, if you’re looking for good Sex, you may need to head for Berkeley. This week, the Aurora Theatre Company opens Mae West’s 1926 show Sex starring Delia MacDougall as Margy LaMont, the role West originated herself. MacDougall, a familiar face to Bay Area audiences (she most recently died onstage in California Shakespeare Theater’s King...

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