April appears to be the month of celebrating locally not only cherry blossoms but playwright Samuel Beckett. There are three notable productions in town. Scena Theatre has just presented The Beckett Trio, a remarkable tour de force of three solo works with local actress Nanna Ingvarsson. Shakespeare Theatre Company hosts Ireland’s Druid Theatre in Waiting […]
From solitary confinement, Mariposa & The Saint. Co-writer turns performer
In 2005, activist and award-winning playwright Julia Steele Allen was volunteering in the Bay area for the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, when she met and befriended Sara (Mariposa) Fonseca, who was serving a 12-year sentence.
Strindberg’s The Pelican from Arcturus (review)
From Shakespeare to “Arrested Development”, when family and large inheritances mix, things are bound to get messy. Arcturus Theater Company’s adaptation of August Strindberg’s surrealist The Pelican delivers an arresting look at the corrosive effects of greed, mental illness, and keeping up appearances at all costs.
The Point at Arcturus Theater Company (review)
Nancy Reagan famously referred to her husband’s lengthy bout with Alzheimer’s disease at “the long goodbye” – a prolonged and painful process of shedding the various levels of one’s memories, one’s very identity as a person.
UpClose: Marilyn Ansevin Austin, Women’s Voices Theater Festival
Marilyn Ansevin Austin’s new play, The Point, is being given its debut by Arturus Theater Company on September 24, 2015.