Berkeley Repertory Theatre

The Hypocrites’ Pirates of Penzance at Berkeley Rep

Making Piracy Pay: The Hypocrites’ Pirates of Penzance

This take on the Gilbert and Sullivan classic tweaks a more than a few bits, with Frederic confused with Frodo, and pilots with pirate.
Sir Ian McKellen to receive MVFF lifetime achievement award

Sir Ian McKellen to receive MVFF lifetime achievement award

One of the (many) highlights of this year's edition of the Mill Valley Film Festival is the presence of a film legend. That, of course, would be Sir Ian McKellen.According to organizers, the twice Oscar-nominated (Gods and Monsters, LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring), English born great is set...
Smantha Barks as Amélie

Samantha Barks stars in charming Amélie musical (Review)

UPDATE 9.14.2015 11:55am PT - We've been informed 8 new performances of Amélie, A New Musical have been added, and the show now runs through October 11. Amélie, Jean-Pierre Jeaunet's 2001 hit film (5 Oscar nominations), has landed on the stage.The new production opened over the weekend at Berkeley Rep, and, if...
Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The California Chapter

Policy pivots along ‘School-to-Prison-Pipeline’ with Anna Deavere Smith (Review)

She’s so powerful that she can use words like “impactful,” and you want to believe them.
Frances McDormand - Fargo

Academy Award-winner Frances McDormand to perform at Berkeley Rep

Frances McDormand, Kathleen Chalfant, and Steven Epp scheduled to star next season at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
Dan Donohue - One Man, Two Guvnors

Laughs. It Hurts. ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ at Berkeley Rep

This wasn't supposed to happen. You know that sinking feeling you get? The curtain drops, and all of a sudden there's maybe a dozen actors all talking at each other, over top one another, in rapid-fire succession. Uh-oh, I can't keep up. And that bright, garish set, with a...

Rising Water, Rising Fast: Head of Passes

A different way to wrap your mind around Head of Passes is to think of it as a variant of Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking – re-morphed culturally for the bayou and performed by a cast with killer acting chops.

Stark Weekend: Montalvo, Magic Flute, Head of Passes, Let there Be Love

Stark Insider round-up of things to do in and around San Francisco.

Berkeley Rep’s ‘Tartuffe’ smart fun with no morning-after regrets (Review)

If you’ve been petutzed by the DC clowns, so devoid of the Christian virtues they claim to profess, Tartuffe will have a salutary effect on your blood pressure - at least temporarily.

Stark Insider Weekend: Yountville Live Concert, Tartuffe, Stupid F##king Bird, Breaking the Code

Yountville Live, Tartuffe at Berkeley Rep, Stupid F##king Bird at San Francisco Playhouse, plus more events and things to do in and around San Francisco.