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Questionable Role Models

George Heymont | Posted 05.29.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Although it is never clearly stated in either script, both dramas are about throwaway children. Children who, instead of ending up in NeverLand, have been abandoned by parents who are ill-equipped to provide for their offspring or are too self-involved to cope with a child's needs.

Those Damned Exasperating Women!

George Heymont | Posted 03.29.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Last year, two small Berkeley theatre companies presented riveting dramas whose protagonists were fiercely determined women with clearly defined goals.

Hit the Road, Jack

George Heymont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Today's action adventure films are so full of explosions and special effects that there is little opportunity to imagine what might be going on in the hearts and minds of their major characters

Hearts of Darkness

George Heymont | Posted 03.08.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

The opportunity to experience works like Woyzeck, The Threepenny Opera, Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, and The Beggar's Opera in an extremely intimate theatre like the 100-seat Ashby Stage make them far more gritty and accessible.