An adaptation of Christina García’s 1992 novel, the play is about love, loneliness, suspicion, autonomy, patriotism, phantoms and spirituality.
The Berkeley Central Works production — a world premiere — has wit, a well-executed umbrella-sword fight and a comically melodramatic séance.
National Book Award finalist Christina García returns to Berkeley with a winning, sensual theatrical adaptation of her 2010 novel.
Central Works’ 63rd world premiere is an entertaining tale of three single women who solve a series of ghastly Jack the Ripper-type murders when the police don’t seem to be able to crack the case.
‘Wonderland’ has some intriguing ideas and pointed comments about the U.S.’s current political situation, but too little of its time is spent on analysis, action and climax.
King of Cuba is about two old macho Cuban men with opposing political views, both of whom long for their youth when their political ideals and physical strength were valued.
‘Palace Wreckers’ may be billed as a comedy only in relation to the tragedies on which it’s based. But it’s engrossing, in part because the actors gave first-rate performances.
This thoroughly entertaining two-act drama with lots of humor confronts racial bigotry, the legacy of slavery, and prejudice against gay women in modern-day Tennessee.
With Max Halberstadt’s iconic photo of the stern, cigar-bearing Sigmund Freud hanging over the mantle, the efficient set for David Weisberg’s new play Totem and Taboo signals it’s heading into deep psychological waters from the get-go. A mashup of political diatribe, hallucinatory sitcom, and Greek tragedy, it’s a gloriously unruly three-act farce that gleefully gnaws […]