Two Bay area theatre companies are currently staging literary classics. One has put a daring new spin on a 400-year-old Shakespearean play; the other is staging a British adaptation of a beloved novel that is celebrating the 200th anniversary of its publication.
In today's era of lurid celebrity gossip, rancid tabloid journalism, and maliciously misguided edutainment (such as Fox and Friends), it sometimes helps to look to the past to get a better perspective on life.
In many ways, Dear World was out of sync with the moment. Its relevance to the corporate greed and political corruption plaguing today's world is staggering.
Two smashing new gay movie musicals burst off the screen with the kind of androgynous appeal and in-your-face performances reminiscent of that great Australian drag spectacle, 1994's Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
Two Bay-area theatre companies opened their seasons this month with plays about women who are either desperately trying to find themselves or looking back and acknowledging what they survived.
Keeping up appearances is of paramount importance to control freaks. Two new productions reveal what happens when the ice starts to crack and terrible truths leak out.
The "power of one" is often unavoidable. One is also the term used to designate a person's singularity. Popular slogans such as "One person, one vote" and "One for all and all for one" have become a part of our political landscape.
Trailer trash may seem like the polar opposite of life in a gated community, but once you strip away the material trappings of either lifestyle, what's left are mere mortals.