The award-winning actor plays a timid Midwesterner who insinuates himself into a wealthy and gullible family in this one-man psychological thriller.
The adaptation of George Orwell’s classic tale of thought police, hidden cameras and the crushing power of the state resonates strongly in our current political moment.
The Berkeley Playhouse production of the age-old tale has a few local touches, such as allusions to Cheese Board and the Butcher’s Son in the set.
The Shotgun Players production of the now 25-year-old hit musical is as fun and outrageous as ever.
Eisa Davis’ Pulitzer-winning play, written partly in the dying Boontling dialect of Anderson Valley, follows an 18-year-old girl with the power to tell fortunes though a town full of secrets.
‘The Engine of Our Disruption,’ a world premiere at Berkeley’s Central Works, will have you thinking while you chuckle.
Other events include the 28th annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival and an airing of the Taylor Swift movie at Rialto Cinemas Elmwood.
Carrie Kartman’s solo play explores the family dynamics that stopped her from contradicting her mother’s mycological knowledge — and serves as a warning to watch out for death caps this time of year.
Other events include a First Friday Block Party at Gilman District, a free community day at BAMPFA and a plant sale at the Botanic Garden at Tilden.
Other events include a Berkeley Improv student showcase, hip-hop collage-making session and tour of a glass-making studio.
Other events include the opening of ACCI Gallery’s group photography exhibit ‘Water is Sacred’ and the release of Oakland vocalist and composer Adrienne Shamszad’s second album, ‘Wash It All Away.’
The idea for the production sprang instantly when playwright Liz Duffy Adams learned that the two giants of Elizabethan theater might have collaborated on Shakespeare’s Henry VI.