San Jose Rep announces new artistic director

Aug 21

San Jose Repertory Theatre announced today that Rick Lombardo of Boston’s New Repertory Theatre will be the company’s next artistic director, succeeding the Rep’s long-time director, Timothy Near. According to a press release, the six-month nationwide search landed on Lombardo for “his combination of artistic excellence, programming savvy and leadership...

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Review: `Uncle Vanya’

Aug 13

Continues through Aug. 31 at the Bruns Amphitheater in Orinda Annie Purcell is Sonya and Dan Hiatt is Vanya in Cal Shakes’ beautiful, moving production of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Photos by Kevin Berne   Beauty, boredom, brilliance imbue Cal Shakes’ Vanya ««« ½   Passion runs deep in Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, but until late in...

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Dan Hiatt on Chekhov, regret and gunshots

Aug 05

Last summer, Dan Hiatt was in three California Shakespeare Theater shows, including The Triumph of Love (above, with Domenique Lozano). This summer he is playing the title character in Cal Shakes’ Uncle Vanya. Photo by Kevin Berne Actors tend to love working on Chekhov plays. There aren’t many of them, but they’re juicy – rich in character,...

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