The early 1700s romantic comedy hinges on an elaborate scheme in which a princess of Sparta convinces a pair of siblings she’s in love with both of them.
Amid declining ticket sales and donations, the theater is shifting its business model to rely more on renting out Bruns Amphitheatre, which a survey shows is valued more highly than the plays the company produces.
Gary Graves’ new satirical play ‘Mondragola’ is a clever look at the political and societal chicaneries behind the scenes in 1522 Florence.
Local playwright Lauren Yee pulls together these elements in her play that delve into the unimaginable horrors of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge at the Berkeley Rep.
A ‘Grapes of Wrath’ journey in reverse, the new play is surreal and ambitious, though the production’s 25 songs are a bit excessive.
Following the habitués of a jazz joint called Paradise in 1940s Detroit, Dominique Morisseau’s play has finely honed dialogue, realistic characters and a dazzling and dramatic second act.
Formerly incarcerated cooks make ordinary sandwiches while dreaming of creating superb, unique ones in Lynn Nottage’s Tony Award-nominated human comedy.
Academy Award nominee David Strathairn never overplays his role in a tour de force one-person performance of ‘Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski.’
British director Emma Rice’s production is ingenious, though the dancing, prancing and antics alter the story’s overall feel.
For a small company, Oakland Theater Project productions are professional and proficient. The play based on Borges’ 1975 short story is no exception.
It was thrilling to see Shotgun Players produce the West Coast premiere of such a complex, multifaceted and challenging production.
In “Colonialism is Terrible, But Phở is Delicious,” playwright Dustin Chinn offers an oft-comedic take on thorny issues of race, history and dining.