It was thrilling to see Shotgun Players produce the West Coast premiere of such a complex, multifaceted and challenging production.
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The Great Comet of 1812 from Broadway to Berkeley
An interview with playwright Dave Malloy and Shotgun Players’ co-director Patrick Dooley. The sung-through musical premieres Saturday at the Shotgun Players’ Ashby Stage Theater.
Adolescent girls fight their peeping pastor in Shotgun Players comedy ‘Man of God’
The astute comic revenge fantasy at the Ashby Stage has a somber, realistic ending.
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.
A bravura performance by Desiree Rogers in Shotgun Players’ ‘A Small Fire’
How would we cope if we could no longer walk or lost the capacity to reason? The play explores how one exists when the inner life remains as the outer life fails.
Shotgun Players show that Malvina Reynolds’ music doesn’t fit in a little box
Created by actress Beth Wilmurt, ‘The Cassandra Sessions: Recording This World’ premieres on the Ashby Stage Dec. 2-26.
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.
Engaging new play, ‘Feel the Spirit,’ soars at Shotgun Players
In this inventive production, written by Noelle Viñas for Zoom, a young gay Latina pastor tries to hold her congregation together through the coronavirus and a racial uprising.
Shotgun Players at 30 has turned crisis into opportunity
Lockdown be damned! The Berkeley theater group has forged ahead, renovating its stage and planning a new season designed to bridge the chasm between streaming and live theater.
Josh Kornbluth’s ‘Citizen Brain’ from Shotgun Players is engaging and enlightening
The solo-performer tells a fascinating story about how his beloved stepfather’s Alzheimer diagnosis and the election of Donald Trump changed his life in surprisingly positive ways.
Shotgun’s witty ‘Quack’ on Zoom is close to real theater, and it’s deliciously entertaining
This biting play about a daytime TV doctor whose career careens downward as a result of an exposé streams live through Saturday, Aug. 15.
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.