Like most musicians, Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally spend a lot of time on the road. Their partnership has taken them from concerts at the Kennedy Center to appearances on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” and The City’s own Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival.
This month, though, the duo is spending Christmas down home. Read More
You don’t have to like wrestling to love “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity,” which gives audiences a ringside seat for the faked fights, outsized rhetoric, and improbably named icons of America’s favorite sports-entertainment hybrid.
Kristoffer Diaz’s visceral satire, currently making its Bay Area premiere at the Aurora Theatre Co., brings big-time wrestling onstage in eminently theatrical style. Read More
Anatol is in love with love. The gleam of a woman’s hair, a kiss to the back of her neck, a bittersweet goodbye — all send the title character of Arthur Schnitzler’s Viennese comedy into paroxysms of joy.Especially those goodbyes. Read More
If you didn’t know better, you might think Edward Albee’s “A Delicate Balance” takes place in a civilized home. One look at the tasteful furniture and book-lined shelves in the new Aurora Theatre Co. production suggests refinement and — dare we say it? — contentment. Read More
In the first moments of “Metamorphosis,” someone says that Gregor Samsa “is not himself today.” That’s putting it mildly. Poor Gregor has been transformed overnight, for no reason and utterly without warning, into a human-sized insect. Read More
Tennessee Williams’ best work this is not (there’s some labored, overly metaphorical writing), but a rare production of “The Eccentricities of a Nightingale” is nevertheless well worth seeing — especially for artistic director Tom Ross’ lively, sensitive production at Aurora Theatre Co.
And most especially for Beth Wilmurt’s luminous, vulnerable portrayal of Williams’ complex heroine, Alma Winemiller. Read More
Juicy, up-to-the-minute themes, humor and vibrant youthfulness characterize “Speech & Debate,” the local premiere of Stephen Karam’s comedy onstage at Aurora Theatre Co. in Berkeley. Read More