Lisa Peterson

BD Wong, left, and Arye Gross appear in American Conservatory Theater’s production of Lauren Yee’s “The Great Leap.” (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

‘Great Leap’ mixes hoops and hopes at ACT

Politics, culture clashes and generational divides are recurring themes for playwright Lauren…

 

Daniel Chung and Jackie Chung appear in Julia Cho’s “Office Hour” at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

Berkeley Rep’s ‘Office Hour’ plays on fear of mass shootings

The first scene of “Office Hour” feels eerily familiar. Three writing teachers…

 

From left, Sarah Agnew, Caitlin O’Connell and Elijah Alexander appear in “Watch on the Rhine” at Berkeley Rep. (Courtesy Kevin Berne/Berkeley Repertory Theatre)

Berkeley Rep’s ‘Watch on the Rhine’ sadly relevant

As the always politically conscious Berkeley Repertory Theatre expected, American playwright Lillian…

 

From left, Sandra Tsing Loh, Shannon Holt and Caroline Aaron are excellent in “The Madwoman in the Volvo” at Berkeley Rep. (Courtesy Debora Robinson)

Sandra Tsing Loh an amusing ‘Madwoman in the Volvo’

“You’re in a hormonal storm,” writer-performer Sandra Tsing Loh’s friend informs her…

From left, Sandra Tsing Loh, Shannon Holt and Caroline Aaron are excellent in “The Madwoman in the Volvo” at Berkeley Rep. (Courtesy Debora Robinson)