Stacy Ross

From left, Aysan  Celik,  Jomar  Tagatac and Justin  Howard appear in California Shakespeare Theater’s ambitious “The War of the Roses.” (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

Cal Shakes’ actors bring ‘Henry VI,’ ‘Richard III’ to life

When it comes to Shakespeare’s history plays, “Henry VI” has always been…

 

From left, Sarita Ocón, Lance Gardner, Jenny Nelson, Victor Talmadge, Jomar Tagatac and Stacy Ross appear in “Everybody,” a show at Cal Shakes offering a different cast each performance. (Courtesy Alessandra  Mello/mellophoto.com)

Cal Shakes’ ‘Everybody’ ponders life and death

Taking an urgent, here-and-now approach, California Shakespeare Theater’s West Coast premiere of…

 

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…

 

Adam Magill and Stacy Ross are excellent in Custom Made Theatre Co.’s premiere of “The Thrush & the Woodpecker.” (Courtesy Jay Yamada)

Custom Made’s ‘Thrush & Woodpecker’ wild and entertaining

On the cover of the program, beneath the title “The Thrush &…

Adam Magill and Stacy Ross are excellent in Custom Made Theatre Co.’s premiere of “The Thrush & the Woodpecker.” (Courtesy Jay Yamada)
From left, James Carpenter, Safiya Fredericks, Denmo Ibrahim, Anthony Fusco, Rami Margron, Lance Gardner and Stacy Ross are excellent in California Shakespeare Theater’s innovative adaptation of “Much Ado About Nothing.” (Courtesy Alessandra Mello)

Cal Shakes’ cross-gender ‘Much Ado’ both funny and deep

If you’ve been attending theater in the Bay Area for any length…

From left, James Carpenter, Safiya Fredericks, Denmo Ibrahim, Anthony Fusco, Rami Margron, Lance Gardner and Stacy Ross are excellent in California Shakespeare Theater’s innovative adaptation of “Much Ado About Nothing.” (Courtesy Alessandra Mello)
Carl Lumbly, far left, heads up a terrific cast, including Lakin Valdez, center, and Samuel Ray Gates. in American Conservatory Theater’s stellar production of “Between Riverside and Crazy.” (Courtesy Kevin Berne}

‘Riverside’ kicks off ACT season brilliantly

If the new American Conservatory Theater production of “Between Riverside and Crazy”…

Carl Lumbly, far left, heads up a terrific cast, including Lakin Valdez, center, and Samuel Ray Gates. in American Conservatory Theater’s stellar production of “Between Riverside and Crazy.” (Courtesy Kevin Berne}
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