Robert Kelley

Jonathan Rhys Williams and Katie Maupin appear in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s “Tuck Everlasting” in Palo Alto. (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

TheatreWorks’ ‘Tuck Everlasting’ warms the heart

For the holidays, TheatreWorks’ offers a handsome production of “Tuck Everlasting,” which…

 

San Francisco Symphony’s Michael Tilson Thomas is among many Bay Area arts leaders stepping down in the not-too-distant future. (Courtesy Art Streiber)

Bay Area arts organizations see changes at the top

After years, sometimes decades, of steady leadership, major Bay Area arts organizations…

 

Brian Herndon, left, and Jackson Davis play noted Israeli scholars in “Two Minds.” (Courtesy David Allen)

‘Two Minds’ glimpses at complex psychologists

The brain teasers come fast and furious in local playwright Lynne Kaufman’s…

 

From left, Ajna Jai, Jason Kuykendall, Tristan Cunningham, Michael Gene Sullivan and Ron Campbell are funny in TheatreWorks’ entertaining “Around the World in 80 Days,” based on the Jules Verne novel. (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

Hilarity ensues in TheatreWorks ‘Around the World in 80 Days’

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley deserves to have a holiday hit on its hands…

From left, Ajna Jai, Jason Kuykendall, Tristan Cunningham, Michael Gene Sullivan and Ron Campbell are funny in TheatreWorks’ entertaining “Around the World in 80 Days,” based on the Jules Verne novel. (Courtesy Kevin Berne)
Carie Kawa and Robert Gilbert appear in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s “Constellations.” (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

‘Constellations’ melds science and matters of the heart

Everything that can happen does happen and is happening. If you can…

Carie Kawa and Robert Gilbert appear in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s “Constellations.” (Courtesy Kevin Berne)
From left, Steve Brady, Jessica Wortham and Lucinda Hitchcock Cone appear in “Outside Mullingar” at TheatreWorks. (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

‘Outside Mullingar’ a touching slice of Irish life

Sentimental, yes, and predictable, yet altogether beguiling, John Patrick Shanley’s romantic comedy…

From left, Steve Brady, Jessica Wortham and Lucinda Hitchcock Cone appear in “Outside Mullingar” at TheatreWorks. (Courtesy Kevin Berne)
Cyrano (J. Anthony Crane) steals a moment with Roxane (Sharon Rietkerk) in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s “Cyrano.” (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

TheatreWorks’ comic ‘Cyrano’ stays true to original

“Cyrano” starts off in contemporary fashion, with the actors wandering casually onstage…

Cyrano (J. Anthony Crane) steals a moment with Roxane (Sharon Rietkerk) in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s “Cyrano.” (Courtesy Kevin Berne)
Kimberly King, pictured with Jason Kuykendall, lights up TheatreWorks’ production of “The Country House.” (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

Chekhov’s soul goes missing in ‘Country House’

Parodies and adaptations of, and homages to, turn-of-the-century Russian playwright Anton Chekhov…

Kimberly King, pictured with Jason Kuykendall, lights up TheatreWorks’ production of “The Country House.” (Courtesy Kevin Berne)
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Theatreworks goes mod and musical in 'Being Earnest'

Start with the wit of Oscar Wilde, blend in an Austin Powers…

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Courtesy PhotoMagic of music: Rosina Reynolds plays a musicologist and Howard Swain plays Beethoven in TheatreWorks’ “33 Variations.”

‘33 Variations’ hits right notes

“I have to understand why a genius becomes obsessed with mediocrity!” exclaims…

Courtesy PhotoMagic of music: Rosina Reynolds plays a musicologist and Howard Swain plays Beethoven in TheatreWorks’ “33 Variations.”
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Steinbeck classic predictably tragic at TheatreWorks

“We got a future,” migrant farmworker George assures his companion, the mentally…

COURTESY PHOTOSad tale: Gary Martinez
courtesy photoClassic tale: Patricia Noonan and Joe Cassidy play Lily and Archibald in TheatreWorks’ production of “The Secret Garden.”

‘Secret Garden’ not so magical

Maybe I would have liked the current revival of the 1991 Tony-winning…

courtesy photoClassic tale: Patricia Noonan and Joe Cassidy play Lily and Archibald in TheatreWorks’ production of “The Secret Garden.”
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Theatrical ‘Sense and Sensibility’ misses Austen’s wit

In creating her story of two young women in love, Jane Austen…

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Sister act: Jennifer Le Blanc

Jane Austen’s ‘Sense and Sensibility’ comes to Bay Area stage

TheatreWorks founding director Robert Kelley has a theory why Jane Austen’s works…

Sister act: Jennifer Le Blanc