Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Courtesy PhotoDazzling: “The White Snake

‘White Snake’ springs to life with magic at Berkeley Rep

The legend of “The White Snake” lives. The ancient Chinese fable about…

Courtesy PhotoDazzling: “The White Snake
Courtesy PhotoPowerful performance: Henry Woronicz

Trials of war come to life in Berkeley Repertory Theatre's ‘An Iliad’

The stage doesn’t fill with a cast of thousands. “An Iliad,” the…

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Courtesy photoMoving movement: Joaquina Kalukango has a powerful scene in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s premiere of “Emotional Creature.”

‘Emotional Creature’ is heavy on emotion, light on depth

No one gets girl power quite like Eve Ensler. The Tony Award-winning…

Courtesy photoMoving movement: Joaquina Kalukango has a powerful scene in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s premiere of “Emotional Creature.”
Courtesy PhotoExposing secrets Writer-activist Eve Ensler

Real girls’ stories

Female empowerment has seen its share of manifestations. The 1990s alone gave…

Courtesy PhotoExposing secrets Writer-activist Eve Ensler
Courtesy photoDark side: In her new solo show premiering at Berkeley Repertory Theatre

One woman, many characters

Flaco, a Puerto Rican kid in New York, was molested by his…

Courtesy photoDark side: In her new solo show premiering at Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Courtesy photoThat’s Misha! Mikhail Baryshnikov and Anna Sinyakina appear in the avant-garde “In Paris

Mikhail Baryshnikov’s star power can’t save ‘In Paris’

Even when he isn’t dancing, Mikhail Baryshnikov is a graceful stage presence.…

Courtesy photoThat’s Misha! Mikhail Baryshnikov and Anna Sinyakina appear in the avant-garde “In Paris
Mikhail Baryshnikov

Baryshnikov’s star power can’t save ‘In Paris’

Even when he isn’t dancing, Mikhail Baryshnikov is a graceful stage presence.…

Mikhail Baryshnikov
Courtesy photoBattle of wits: In “Red

‘Red’ crisply explores the meaning of art

In “Red,” the murals remain just out of view of the audience.…

Courtesy photoBattle of wits: In “Red
Courtesy photoOne man’s journey: Christopher Liam Moore

Moscone’s moving memories fuel ‘Ghost Light’

The 1978 assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk marked…

Courtesy photoOne man’s journey: Christopher Liam Moore
Courtesy photo“Ghost Light

Play about George Moscone casts away the shadows

Half of the Fifth Commandment instructs us to honor our fathers.  Director…

Courtesy photo“Ghost Light
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'Wild Bride' is a devilishly entertaining fairy tale

The Devil drives a hard bargain and plays a mean blues. He…

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Touching and funny: From left

Family matters in Bill Cain’s 'How to Write a New Book for the Bible'

Going home is never easy for adult children. According to Bill, the…

Touching and funny: From left
Courtesy photoThe Show must go on: One thing that Rita Moreno has done throughout her long

Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup comes to Berkeley

There are a few obvious things people know about Rita Moreno, mostly…

Courtesy photoThe Show must go on: One thing that Rita Moreno has done throughout her long

Surviving war in the Congo in gripping 'Ruined'

Somewhere deep in the Congo, Mama Nadi is trying to keep the…

Mike Daisey is in the money with ‘The Last Cargo Cult’

Mike Daisey is obsessed with money, and he’s not alone.In “The Last…

An unwieldy tale from Lemony Snicket

The puppets are amazing. So are the sets. And any show starring…

‘Compulsion’ reveals a man on a mission

Audiences will recognize the photo of the young girl with the large…

Haunting ‘Strange Devices’ reveals photos can lie

Now that nearly every person in America has a digital camera, it’s…