Aldo Billingslea

From left, Aldo Billingslea, Jeremy Kahn and Emily Jeanne Brown appear in Aurora Theatre Company’s “Dry Powder.”  (Courtesy David Allen)

‘Dry Powder’ a chilling look at high finance

At one point in Sarah Burgess’ little gem of a play, “Dry…

 

The late Joan Mankin (pictured in a detail of the portrait) is featured in "Ghost Light" at Z Space. (Courtesy David Allen)

David Allen’s ‘Ghost Light’ photos illuminate Bay Area actors

For his exhibit “Ghost Light,” performing arts photographer David Allen went old-school:…

 

Cal Shakes boasts an excellent ensemble -- from left, Lamont Thompson, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Safiya Fredericks and Aldo Billingslea -- in its West Coast premiere of Marcus Gardley’s “black odyssey.”  (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

Ancient myth, modern-day Oakland meld in ‘black odyssey’

In Homer’s ancient epic “The Odyssey,” Ulysses sails slowly back to Greece…

 

California Shakespeare Theater’s “Othello” has a fine ensemble, including: seated (from left) Liz Sklar, Aldo Billingslea and Elizabeth Carter and, standing (from left) James Carpenter and Lance Gardner. (Courtesy Allesandra Mello)

Cal Shakes brings ‘Othello’ to 21st century

The cast assembles in everyday street clothes, looking like they’ve just arrived…

California Shakespeare Theater’s “Othello” has a fine ensemble, including: seated (from left) Liz Sklar, Aldo Billingslea and Elizabeth Carter and, standing (from left) James Carpenter and Lance Gardner. (Courtesy Allesandra Mello)