by Barry David Horwitz “Hurt Village” evokes the pain of poverty. “Hurt Village” by Katori Hall presents a vivid portrait of life in a run-down apartment in the projects in Memphis, Tennessee in 2010. Hall shows us the trapped and restricted life of a sweet and sympathetic young girl, Cookie (a joyous Chaz Shermil), who […]
by Barry David Horwitz Travel to Tibet and Beyond At the opening of Katie May’s new play “Abominable, or The Misappropriation of Beverly Onion by Forces Beyond Her Control,” two white suited dandies are debating the merits of planning versus surprise. They turn out to be the gods Fate (a stylish Nican Robinson) and Luck […]
by Barry David Horwitz Othello Presented in a Palace of Persian Splendor The issues of race and of religion recede in the aura of Eastern grandeur in Ubuntu Theater’s site-specific Othello, played at Emmett Eiland’s spectacular Oriental Rug showroom in North Berkeley. Once we enter this palace of Persian splendor, we are inside a realm of […]
. . . all we have to do to meet Colette, in person, is go to see Holt in “Colette Uncensored” at The Marsh in the Mission. Paris is that close.
You will enjoy these shows because each play is unique, stylish, and timely.
“She moves pretty quickly to more fleshly and flamboyant sexual innuendoes and encounters with the bumbling plumber, Mike (David Sinaiko), as they debate the state of her sweaty pipes.”
Writer Rebels against Iranian Censors by Barry David Horwitz “White Rabbit, Red Rabbit,” a solo play by Nassim Soleimanpour, comes out of an envelope at the performance. A local actor (on Sunday, May 29, it is Russell Blackwood), who hasn’t seen the script before, reads and speaks the words with and to the audience, one time […]