Tag: Stacy Ross

Cal Shakes’ actors bring ‘Henry VI,’ ‘Richard III’ to life

When it comes to Shakespeare’s history plays, “Henry VI” has always been something of an outlier. Theater companies tend to…

3 months ago

Cal Shakes’ ‘Everybody’ ponders life and death

Taking an urgent, here-and-now approach, California Shakespeare Theater’s West Coast premiere of playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ “Everybody” is a forceful, energetic…

4 months ago

‘Leni’ digs into psyche of famed Nazi-era filmmaker

Many know Leni Riefenstahl for her 1934 Nazi propaganda film “Triumph of the Will.” But who was the woman behind…

2 years ago

Custom Made’s ‘Thrush & Woodpecker’ wild and entertaining

On the cover of the program, beneath the title “The Thrush & the Woodpecker,” are the words “a revenge play.”…

2 years ago

Cal Shakes’ cross-gender ‘Much Ado’ both funny and deep

If you’ve been attending theater in the Bay Area for any length of time, you’ve doubtless encountered the work of…

2 years ago

‘Riverside’ kicks off ACT season brilliantly

If the new American Conservatory Theater production of “Between Riverside and Crazy” is any indication, it’s going to be a…

3 years ago

Concentrated Americana in Aurora's ‘Wilder Times’

Thornton Wilder’s plays are a beguiling mix of everyday Americana and surreal time-bending — not just in classics such as…

6 years ago