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Posts Tagged ‘Berkeley Repertory Theatre’

29 Nov. 2015

Have you seen DISGRACED?

We live in a post-racial society as is thought and stated by the millennial sect, but, is it all talk with limited reality?  Is this a dream yet to be fulfilled, a reflection of progress made when ethnic identities are viewed as a plus rather than a minus?  From pulpits to podiums in various iterations, […]

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21 Apr. 2015

HEAD OF PASSES, faith and then some

Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney on his stirring HEAD OF PASSES Imagine the powerful prose of Lorraine Hansberry, the genteel tenacity of August Wilson and the intellectual prowess of James Baldwin all reincarnated in the body of a contemporary African American playwright, hailed creative genius before his 30th birthday.  I describe the composite of Tarell Alvin […]

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14 Jan. 2015

Football Love Story World Premiere

The world premiere of X’s and O’s (A Football Love Story), a hard-hitting docudrama that examines our country’s passion for a game that is life-giving yet lethal unveils at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Friday, January 23. The country’s singularly American sport is intricately woven into our culture and rituals, yet its traumatic effect on players and […]

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18 Mar. 2014


If there is one play you cannot afford to miss, it is Marcus Gardley’s HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, closing March 23rd, following an extended run at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.  I saw the exceptional performance during a capacity house and the audience was enraptured! Photos: Kevin Berne Brilliant staging, costumes, dialect and dialogue all […]

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25 Feb. 2014


  Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly announces the extended run of its’ world premiere, The House that will not Stand, a humorous and gripping historical drama commissioned from award-winning poet-playwright and Oakland native Marcus Gardley. Sensuous, witty, heartbreaking, and uplifting – The House that will not Stand unearths a story about free women of color in […]

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