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Martha Brigham, left, and Stacy Ross are excellent as younger and older versions of the title character in Aurora Theatre Co.’s “Leni.” (Courtesy David Allen)

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

Many know Leni Riefenstahl for her 1934 Nazi propaganda film “Triumph of…

 

From left, Julian Lopez-Morilla, Patrick Kelly Jones, Khalia Davis and Kenny Toll are funny in Aurora Theatre Company’s Bay Area premiere of “The Heir Apparent." (Courtesy David Allen)

Aurora’s ‘Heir Apparent’ is wacky and witty

Somewhere in the second act of “The Heir Apparent” -- David Ives’…

 

From left, Jamie Jones, Rebecca Dines, Devin O’Brien and Laura Jane Bailey are the capable ensemble in Aurora Theatre Company’s local premiere of “Mud Blue Sky.” (Courtesy David Allen)

Flight attendants’ lives come to light in ‘Mud Blue Sky’

It’s not all friendly skies for the women of “Mud Blue Sky.”…

 

COURTESY JULIE MICHELLEChristian Cagigal brings his one-of-a-kind magic and storytelling show

Close-up magic with Christian Cagigal

Talking about his one-man magic show, "Obscura," Christian Cagigal is clear about…

COURTESY JULIE MICHELLEChristian Cagigal brings his one-of-a-kind magic and storytelling show
COURTESY PHOTOFamily matters: Jessica Bates plays an activist attorney who is shaken by a secret about her late grandfather revealed to her by her uncle (Victor Talmadge

‘Revolution’ pulses with heart, tension

A family legacy of political idealism is undermined by secrets and betrayals…

COURTESY PHOTOFamily matters: Jessica Bates plays an activist attorney who is shaken by a secret about her late grandfather revealed to her by her uncle (Victor Talmadge
Anthony Fusco and Sharon Lockwood are superb as brother and sister Vanya and Sonia in Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of the Tony Award-winning "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."

'This Is How It Goes' reveals dark side of race, love, gender

Neil LaBute is back, pushing every hot button he can find in…

Anthony Fusco and Sharon Lockwood are superb as brother and sister Vanya and Sonia in Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of the Tony Award-winning "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."
COURTESY PHOTOAlarming: Firefighters (from left

Aurora’s fiery ‘Arsonists’ plays well in 21st century

  Pay no attention to the gas cans. As the incendiary devices…

COURTESY PHOTOAlarming: Firefighters (from left
Courtesy PhotoShowcase: Berkeley’s Aurora Theatre brings Thornton Wilder’s short works to life in “Wilder Times

Concentrated Americana in Aurora's ‘Wilder Times’

Thornton Wilder’s plays are a beguiling mix of everyday Americana and surreal…

Courtesy PhotoShowcase: Berkeley’s Aurora Theatre brings Thornton Wilder’s short works to life in “Wilder Times
Courtesy photoSexy dancer: In Aurora Theatre Company’s excellent world premiere of “Salomania

Aurora Theatre’s ‘Salomania’ is sensational

Twenty-three years after the trial of Oscar Wilde, another celebrity trial rocked…

Courtesy photoSexy dancer: In Aurora Theatre Company’s excellent world premiere of “Salomania
Courtesy photoStar turn: Dancer Muriel Maffre — who also co-directed — performs in the extraordinarily collaborative production of “The Soldier’s Tale.”

Stravinsky’s vision realized in poignant ‘The Soldier’s Tale’

Nearly a century after its first performance, “The Soldier’s Tale” remains a…

Courtesy photoStar turn: Dancer Muriel Maffre — who also co-directed — performs in the extraordinarily collaborative production of “The Soldier’s Tale.”