Smart and witty, this production, directed by incoming Aurora artistic director Josh Costello, arrives just when we need it the most. Sometimes it’s therapeutic just to laugh.
Although it is a large exhibit, featuring the work of over 70 artists, archivists, curators and other collaborators, the new show can only scratch the surface in exploring those who identify with the LGBTQ+ community.
Kill the Debbie Downers! is creatively set, the acting is first-rate, and the music is entertaining. Overall, however, the ideas behind the play don't hold together cohesively.
'Home' is an imaginative and inventive 105 minutes of refreshing absurdist entertainment, with an extraordinarily talented cast and production team.
Playwright Anna Ziegler delivers a taut and thoughtful exploration into the angst of the beginning days of college, as students struggle to discover who they are and who they want to be.
The new show spans the abstract artist's 30 years of studio work in the United States, as well as one piece from his former homeland in Germany.
We talk to the celebrated artist about the origins of her mixed-media work, her new projects and her thoughts about Berkeley.
'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.
The Berkeley theater company's new artistic director is an internal appointment who says his life’s work is to share the unique and visceral power of live theater with other people.
This dark August Strindberg play, well-directed by Barbara Damashek, is riveting in parts and upsetting in others.
This 2019 co-production with the Guthrie Theater is even more powerful, more effective and ultimately more satisfying than the Berkeley Rep’s original 20 years ago.
The artist has created an installation of large, colorful, felt-covered sculptures that draw from the traditions and religious practices of her native Japan.
An abundance of talent is evident on and behind the stage, and the production is of the highest professional caliber, yet this musical seems to lack that ephemeral quality that makes a show a memorable experience.
The stimulating play presents a fascinating glimpse into the all-too-human life of a genius, aided by excellent acting.
Patrick Dooley’s first-rate direction, the uniformly excellent acting, and the intimacy of the Ashby Stage all help to make this production a remarkable success.
Nilaja Sun is an original talent with marvelous gifts, who fully uses her voice, body and expression in this one-person show directed by Ron Russell.