Review: Mike Bartlett’s ‘Cock’ presented by Do It Live at the Firehouse Arts Collective in Berkeley (*****)

(Barry David Horwitz) (Rating: *****) (“Cock” runs through March 22, 2015 at the Firehouse Collective in Berkeley.) You can find lots of reasons to attend Do It Live’s current showing of Mike Bartlett’s play, “Cock.” First of all, Bartlett won the Olivier New Play Award for 2009, for the Royal Court Theater premiere in London. Secondly, […]

Review: Do It Live presents the west coast premiere of Jon Fosse’s ‘I Am The Wind’ (*****)

(Charles Kruger) (*****) (“I Am The Wind” plays through February 7 at the Adeline Studios Firehouse Art Collective in Berkeley.) The magnificent and memorable “I Am The Wind” is not typical theatrical fare for Americans. In fact, many audiences will have difficulty understanding it as a “play”, and might prefer to think of it as […]

SHOTGUN PLAYERS INVESTIGATE “GOD’S PLOT”, EARLY AMERICAN THEATRE, AND REVOLUTION WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF SILLY FUN

(Charles Kruger) “God’s Plot” written and directed by Mark Jackson, produced by Joe Mallon, Sue Trowbridge and Lynn MacDonald for Shotgun Players. Set: Nina Ball. Lighting: Heather Basarab. Costumes: Christine Crook. Composer: Daveen DiGiacomo. Technical Director: Anne Kendall. Stage Manager: Armanda-Louise Krieger. Assistant Stage Manager: Riley Kveton. Shotgun Players Founding Artistic Director: Patrick Dooley. Thomas Fowkes: […]