Aurora Theatre Company

From left, Teddy Spencer, Lisa Anne Porter, Elizabeth Carter, Rolf Saxon and Charisse Loriaux appear in Jonathan Spector’s “Eureka Day,” an Aurora Theatre Company premiere. (Courtesy David Allen)

‘Eureka Day’ cleverly balances comedy, tragedy and political correctness

There’s a scene toward the end of the first act in local…

 

From left, Mia Tagano, Sam Jackson, Denmo Ibrahim and Lorri Holt are terrific in Aurora Theatre’s local premiere of “Splendour.”  (Courtesy David Allen)

Aurora’s power play ‘Splendour’ unfolds with intrigue

In the first scene of British playwright Abi Morgan’s mysteriously titled “Splendour,”…

 

From left, Luisa Frasconi, Jeff Garrett, Patrick Kelly Jones and Amy Resnick play neighbors getting to know each other in Aurora Theatre Co.’s local premiere of “Detroit.” (Courtesy David Allen)

Backyard barbecue goes wild in ‘Detroit’

Like the old guy who appears as a minor character at the…

 

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Changing times come to the fore in ‘Fifth of July’

Set in 1977, Lanford Wilson’s “Fifth of July” – part of Aurora…

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COURTESY DAVID ALLENLauren English and Rolf Saxon play a couple working out some issues in Aurora Theatre Company’s revival of Lanford Wilson’s prize-winning "Talley’s Folly.”

‘Talley’s Folly’ feels contrived in the 21st century

By 1979, when the late Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning two-hander “Talley’s Folly,”…

COURTESY DAVID ALLENLauren English and Rolf Saxon play a couple working out some issues in Aurora Theatre Company’s revival of Lanford Wilson’s prize-winning "Talley’s Folly.”
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‘Lyons’ a biting, dark comedy – with heart

You might not expect a show about a dying patriarch to be…

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Gripping ‘Breakfast with Mugabe’ at Aurora Theatre Co.

How Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe, went from idealistic revolutionary to ruthless…

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COURTESY SARAH ROLANDMichael Ray Wisely and Beth Wilmurt appear in the Bay Area premiere of “The Letters” at Aurora Theatre Company.

‘Letters’ a taut tale of repression

A man and a woman face each other in a tiny government…

COURTESY SARAH ROLANDMichael Ray Wisely and Beth Wilmurt appear in the Bay Area premiere of “The Letters” at Aurora Theatre Company.
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Hamlet abundant with wit in ‘Wittenberg’

Hamlet goes back to school in “Wittenberg.” The German university that got…

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courtesy photoMegan Trout and Robert Parsons are excellent in Aurora Theatre Company’s production of “A Bright New Boise.”

Everyday people revealed in Aurora Theatre’s ‘A Bright New Boise’

The central figure in Samuel L. Hunter’s “A Bright New Boise” at…

courtesy photoMegan Trout and Robert Parsons are excellent in Aurora Theatre Company’s production of “A Bright New Boise.”
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Family drama ‘Our Practical Heaven’ doesn’t lift off

Bird-watching isn’t the only tie that binds the six women of “Our…

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Ibsen drama takes on a troubled family

Themes in Henrik Ibsen’s 1896 drama “John Gabriel Borkman” are wildly relevant…