Aurora Theatre Co.

From left, Halili Knox,  Myers Clark, Emily Radosevich, Rafael Jordan and Akilah A.Walker are excellent in Aurora Theatre Co.’s “Detroit ‘67.” (Courtesy David Allen)

A family bears riotous times in empathetic ‘Detroit ‘67’

The sounds of guns and tanks supply a gripping soundtrack for “Detroit…

 

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…

 

Laura Jane Bailey, left, and Jamie Jones appear in “Luna Gale.” (Courtesy David Allen)

‘Luna Gale’ raises complex questions about parenting

There are no clear heroes or villains in Rebecca Gilman’s “Luna Gale”…

 

From left, David Everett Moore, Dawn L. Troupe and Lance Gardner appear in Aurora Theatre Company’s West Coast premiere of “Safe House.” (Courtesy David Allen)

No one is really free in dangerous ‘Safe House’

The Kentucky of “Safe House” -- onstage at Aurora Theatre Co. in…

From left, David Everett Moore, Dawn L. Troupe and Lance Gardner appear in Aurora Theatre Company’s West Coast premiere of “Safe House.” (Courtesy David Allen)
Michael Ray Wisely and Kimberly King play Gustave Flaubert and George Sand in Aurora Theatre Co.’s “Dear Master.” (Courtesy David Allen)

Aurora begins 25th season with ‘Dear Master’ revival

Twenty-five years ago, a new company emerged on the Bay Area theater…

Michael Ray Wisely and Kimberly King play Gustave Flaubert and George Sand in Aurora Theatre Co.’s “Dear Master.” (Courtesy David Allen)
Martha Brigham, left, and Nancy Carlin are excellent as scholars working in evolutionary biology in Aurora Theatre’s “The How and The Why.” (Courtesy David Allen)

‘How and Why’ explores issues of biology, and much more

Nature and nurture are in conflict in “The How and the Why”…

Martha Brigham, left, and Nancy Carlin are excellent as scholars working in evolutionary biology in Aurora Theatre’s “The How and The Why.” (Courtesy David Allen)
Marilee Talkington and Joe Estlack appear in Aurora Theatre Co.’s premiere of “Little Erik.” (Courtesy David Allen)

‘Little Erik’ updates Ibsen drama to modern-day S.F.

An unhappy marriage cracks like thin ice on a frozen river in…

Marilee Talkington and Joe Estlack appear in Aurora Theatre Co.’s premiere of “Little Erik.” (Courtesy David Allen)
Tracy Hazas and Danny Scheie appear in Aurora Theatre Company’s local premiere of “The Monster-Builder.” (Courtesy David Allen)

‘Monster-Builder’ a raucous romp about art and architecture

There’s a moment in Aurora Theatre Company’s production of “The Monster-Builder” in…

Tracy Hazas and Danny Scheie appear in Aurora Theatre Company’s local premiere of “The Monster-Builder.” (Courtesy David Allen)
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Fun and feminism in ‘Rapture, Blister, Burn’

Catherine is a successful author, a “sexy scholar” whose provocative views on…

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David Mamet’s ‘American Buffalo’ hits hard at Aurora Theatre Co.

Though the harshness and obscenities that characterize David Mamet’s award-winning “American Buffalo”…

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Gripping ‘Gidion’s Knot’

A parent-teacher conference might seem an unlikely setting for a serious drama,…

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Courtesy PhotoMusic for the season: Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally perform their pure Americana in holiday shows at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley.

Classic country and more with Nell and Jim’s ‘Down Home Christmas’

Like most musicians, Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally spend a lot of…

Courtesy PhotoMusic for the season: Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally perform their pure Americana in holiday shows at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley.
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'Chad Deity’ adds brain to brawn of pro wrestling

You don’t have to like wrestling to love “The Elaborate Entrance of…

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‘Anatol’ a sexy, rollicking 19th-century romp

Anatol is in love with love. The gleam of a woman’s hair,…

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Aurora opens 20th season with excellent Albee

If you didn’t know better, you might think Edward Albee’s “A Delicate…

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Sensitive songs enrich Aurora’s ‘Eccentricities of a Nightingale’

Tennessee Williams’ best work this is not (there’s some labored, overly metaphorical…

Timely topics, laughs in ‘Speech & Debate’

Juicy, up-to-the-minute themes, humor and vibrant youthfulness characterize “Speech & Debate,” the…