.Sam Hurwitt

Feb 18, 2009

Good Grief

Clive Worsley's first season as artistic director at Town Hall Theatre Company of Lafayette was mostly programmed by his predecessor Kevin Morales before the latter headed...
Feb 11, 2009

The Feminine Mecanique

At some point in its development, Sarah Ruhl's commissioned world premiere for Berkeley Repertory Theatre changed its title from The Vibrator Play to In the Next...
Feb 4, 2009

Left Behind

The name really says it all. Betrayed, a play adapted by journalist George Packer from his own 2007 New Yorker article by the same name, follows...
Jan 28, 2009

The Times They Are a-Changin’

Last week's biggest show was easily the inauguration festivities for President Obama, so it's no surprise that local theater companies are getting in on the act...
Dec 24, 2008

All the Year’s a Stage

If last year was a good year for the Irish in East Bay theatre, with standout productions of George Bernard Shaw and Martin McDonagh, 2008 was...
Dec 10, 2008

A Tale Told by an Impresario

For a play whose name actors make a big deal about not uttering because it's supposed to be bad luck, Macbeth has been conspicuously popular around...
Dec 3, 2008

Thousand-Night Stand

The Arabian Nights is just the latest of several lush and idiosyncratic takes on legends and fables that writer-director Mary Zimmerman has brought out from Chicago...
Nov 26, 2008

‘Tis Pity She’s a Void

Impact Theatre closed last season with John Ford's 17th century tragedy 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, filling the slot usually reserved for Shakespeare in the company's...