Two recent productions by small theatre companies in Berkeley focused on fictional American families with more than enough misery to go around.
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I've kept an eye on this beautiful film throughout its development, and when I finally saw Linda Lavin's performance -- especially in the scene I've just described -- I was devastated by its honesty.
Playwright Nicky Silver, director Mark Brokaw, and living legend Linda Lavin have returned to the Vineyard Theatre, launching-ground of their 2011 comedy The Lyons, for another go at it.
The correct title for the Sondheim-Lapine opus would be Romantic Obsession, and it wouldn't try to ingratiate itself as a depiction of what genuine love is. Passion is anything but a love story.
NEW YORK -- The Jewish mother. She's been a fixture of our pop culture ever since, well, it feels like biblical times.
There's the good kind: Stubbor...
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