In “Colonialism is Terrible, But Phở is Delicious,” playwright Dustin Chinn offers an oft-comedic take on thorny issues of race, history and dining.
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Women through the ages spar comically in Aurora Theatre’s ‘Wives’ but play fails to coalesce
The West Coast premiere of Jaclyn Backhaus’ play tries to jam four skits into one comedic show. The result lacks structure and cohesiveness.
Remembering Carol Suveda, volunteer, community leader, music lover with colorful style
An active volunteer at Freight and Salvage and multiple Berkeley theater companies, Suveda loved attending music festivals, choral singing and participating in Jewish life.
‘Father/Daughter’ bond ripples through time at Aurora Theatre
The world premiere of ‘Father/Daughter’ at Berkeley’s Aurora Theatre twists the parent/child bond in several directions.
‘Civic trauma’ of pandemic brings East Bay arts community together
A new coalition of East Bay arts organizations is making joint funding requests of Alameda County and cooperating on a regional “return to the arts” campaign.
Remembering Dorothy Snodgrass, playwright, activist, radio broadcaster for the blind
Dorothy Snodgrass was an administrative assistant at Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley, and an active member of the UC Berkeley Retirees’ Board of Directors.
Here’s a look ahead at live performances as local theaters prepare to reopen
After months of being entertained through livestreaming, artists are eager to return to the stage, so pull up a seat, sit back and enjoy.
Four creative and exciting local theater productions to check out in April
Aurora Theatre Company, Those Women Productions, Oakland Theatre Project and TheatreFirst are working hard to stimulate and educate us, despite the challenges of the pandemic.
Aurora Theatre’s audio play is a powerful adaptation of Toni Morrison’s ‘The Bluest Eye’
Set in 1940 in Morrison’s hometown of Lorain, Ohio, the story revolves around Pecola Breedlove, a lonely 11-year-old-Black girl who is shamed by what she is told is her ugliness.
Aurora Theatre’s world premiere audio play ‘The Flats’ is ingenious
The three-part audio drama is a prime example of how to create an engaging theatrical experience despite the limits imposed by our Covid-ridden world.
Berkeley has put $580K behind the arts. The caveat: no one can congregate to enjoy them
Although the pandemic has brought many cultural events to a grinding halt, the arts in Berkeley are not kaput. The city is moving forward with plans for new public art. Here’s what to look forward to in coming months.
The Sit List: Support your arts community, be entertained, write about your pet
This week, you can practice some philanthropy and watch some passionate performances.