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Tag Archives: Oakland theatre

Big-Top Burlesque: ‘The Soiled Dove’ by Vau de Vire

The creators of Teatro ZinZanni pitch a tent in Oakland for their sexy circus show.

Tuesday, 5 November, 2019 · 2 Comments

Time Keeps on Drippin’: ‘Time Sensitive’ by Ragged Wing Ensemble

Ragged Wing’s latest is a haunting lyrical movement piece about unchecked capitalism in a dying world.

Monday, 15 April, 2019 · 2 Comments

At the Hour of Our Death: ‘4.48 Psychosis’ at Anton’s Well

Sarah Kane’s rarely-produced final work is the subject of a wonderfully haunting production by Anton’s Well.

Thursday, 26 July, 2018 · 3 Comments

Missed its Stop: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at Ubuntu Theater

Ubuntu’s attempt to deconstruct Tennessee Williams’ classic paradoxically reveals how little they understand of the material.

Monday, 5 February, 2018 · 2 Comments

New World, Same Problems: ‘New World Disorder’ at Gritty City Rep

Bold acting choices, creative set design, and an intriguing-if-uneven script make for an interesting show by Gritty City Rep.

Thursday, 14 December, 2017 · 2 Comments

One Wacky ‘War’: ‘Shakespeare or Space Wars’ by Peripatetic Players

The Bard bumps up against blast doors in this hilarious new comedy from the Peripatetic Players.

Thursday, 27 July, 2017 · Leave a comment

Youth Theatre Double-Feature: ‘Macbeth’ at Gritty City Rep and ‘Fly Guy’ at Bay Area Children’s Theatre

A Caribbean take on Shakespeare and an adorable adaptation of a children’s book made for an interesting weekend of theatre.

Monday, 22 May, 2017 · 1 Comment