A ‘Grapes of Wrath’ journey in reverse, the new play is surreal and ambitious, though the production’s 25 songs are a bit excessive.
Following the habitués of a jazz joint called Paradise in 1940s Detroit, Dominique Morisseau’s play has finely honed dialogue, realistic characters and a dazzling and dramatic second act.
Formerly incarcerated cooks make ordinary sandwiches while dreaming of creating superb, unique ones in Lynn Nottage’s Tony Award-nominated human comedy.
Academy Award nominee David Strathairn never overplays his role in a tour de force one-person performance of ‘Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski.’
British director Emma Rice’s production is ingenious, though the dancing, prancing and antics alter the story’s overall feel.
For a small company, Oakland Theater Project productions are professional and proficient. The play based on Borges’ 1975 short story is no exception.
It was thrilling to see Shotgun Players produce the West Coast premiere of such a complex, multifaceted and challenging production.
In “Colonialism is Terrible, But Phở is Delicious,” playwright Dustin Chinn offers an oft-comedic take on thorny issues of race, history and dining.
An interview with playwright Dave Malloy and Shotgun Players’ co-director Patrick Dooley. The sung-through musical premieres Saturday at the Shotgun Players’ Ashby Stage Theater.
Playwright Mildred Inez Lewis’ world premiere, ‘The Museum Annex’ is a clever homage to the 1986 classic, ‘The Colored Museum.’
Ting says he’s grateful for the community who “practice their art with a sense of justice at its core.”
The production, by Oakland’s Marcus Gardley, mirrors Shakespeare’s story, but reimagines it with a 21st-century, modern-verse vocabulary.