ANGELS IN AMERICA Announced At Old Fitz TheatreANGELS IN AMERICA Announced At Old Fitz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

2018 Sydney Theatre Award Winner for Best Director of an Independent Production, Dino Dimitriadis (Metamorphoses, Doubt) directs this Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece. (more...)

John Altson Releases Remake of Gulliver's Travels
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

In his latest novel, Does Harry Dream of Electric Sheep, John Altson has created a social satire similar in thought and content to Jonathan Swift's famous novel. His book is available at Amazon.com in both print and electronic formats. John Altson describes the novel as 'a witty novel written for an adult audience (high-school or beyond)' and 'an allegorical novel written on several levels.' According to Mr. Altson, this novel is: A fantasy about a space explorer and his comical misadventures with sheep-like creatures which seem to mirror human behavior A tongue-in cheek comedy about life in the United States, circa 2014 A serio-comedy which explores almost all of the current social and political issues A story with a moral Mr. Altson describes the novel as a work in four sections, similar to sections in Gulliver's Travels. The main character is Harry Enlightenment, a quack psychiatrist ('healer') who wants to be the first earthling to set up a practice on an alien planet. I. Harry arrives on Planet Baa. In this section, Harry meets with a number of the locals while learning about their divisions by sect. He attends a congressional session, listening to the debates on many issues. He is an honored guest on the Baabaa Show and then plans his visit with a member of congress, to Mesa View, the land of the Technobirds. II. Harry, with his escorts, tours Mesa View and is treated to a series of weird and comical technical innovations. At the conclusion of his tour, he is accused of stealing technology and banished from the island. III. Again with his escorts, Harry tours Corporus, the land of the (corporate giant) Ohmys. His stated purpose is to look for potential trade agreements but, in reality, he is just on an expenses-paid spree to learn the culture in advance of his healing practice. His tour includes such enterprises as (the equivalent of): Ralph Lauren, Pepsico, Dow Chemicals, Campbell Soups, General Motors ... many more. At the trip's conclusion, it is apparent to the host congressman that Harry was really on a boondoggle and he is banished to Nowhereland, the island for criminals and misfits. IV. On Nowhereland and with some unexpected help from the Holies, Harry is given a challenge: If he can reform four out of the eight worst criminals, he will be given his freedom to return home. This is not an easy task as he must reform Attila the Hun, Caligula, Hitler, Lizzy Borden and four others. There have already been several positive reviews, among them this quote from science-fiction author Jack Powell: 'From the 'Where to begin? In the beginning, I suppose' to the last line of 'I belong here after all.' John has created a complete and complex world like none you have ever known. And, really never expected to know. It's hard to decide whether this is a treatise on accepting others as they are, or a political expose on our own troubled times. By the end you will know which. Read this book with your tongue pushed firmly into your cheek. (more...)

Marin Shakespeare Company's Summer Season Ends this Weekend; 25th Anniversary Coming in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

As it looks towards celebrating its 25th Anniversary season in 2014, Marin Shakespeare Company wraps up its current summer season this weekend presenting final performances of its outdoor productions of 'All's Well That Ends Well' at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 'A Comedy of Errors' at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29. (more...)

Dead Man's Wake Plays West End Studio Theater in San Rafael 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2010

When Larry Klein of San Geronimo first came to the Bay Area in 1969, he met a Mill Valley family coping with a family member's suicide. It inspired Klein to write a play that examines the complex, family dynamics that take hold when tragedy strikes. (more...)

Dead Man's Wake Plays West End Studio Theater in San Rafael 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2010

When Larry Klein of San Geronimo first came to the Bay Area in 1969, he met a Mill Valley family coping with a family member's suicide. It inspired Klein to write a play that examines the complex, family dynamics that take hold when tragedy strikes. (more...)

Dead Man's Wake Plays West End Studio Theater in San Rafael 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2010

When Larry Klein of San Geronimo first came to the Bay Area in 1969, he met a Mill Valley family coping with a family member's suicide. It inspired Klein to write a play that examines the complex, family dynamics that take hold when tragedy strikes. (more...)

Carpenter and Grassle Lead Aurora Theatre's JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN, 4/8-5/9
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2010

Aurora Theatre Company continues its 18th season with Henrik Ibsen's rarely-produced masterwork JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN, in a new version by David Eldridge. Aurora Theatre Company founding Artistic Director Barbara Oliver, who directed the company's hit production of Ibsen's The Master Builder, returns to helm this fiercely relevant drama, featuring Bay Area stage veteran James Carpenter (The Master Builder) in the title role, and stage and television actress Karen Grassle (Little House on the Prairie) in her Aurora debut. (more...)

Carpenter and Grassle Lead Aurora Theatre's JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN, 4/8-5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2010

Aurora Theatre Company continues its 18th season with Henrik Ibsen's rarely-produced masterwork JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN, in a new version by David Eldridge. Aurora Theatre Company founding Artistic Director Barbara Oliver, who directed the company's hit production of Ibsen's The Master Builder, returns to helm this fiercely relevant drama, featuring Bay Area stage veteran James Carpenter (The Master Builder) in the title role, and stage and television actress Karen Grassle (Little House on the Prairie) in her Aurora debut. (more...)

Carpenter and Grassle Lead Aurora Theatre's JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN, 4/8-5/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2010

Aurora Theatre Company continues its 18th season with Henrik Ibsen's rarely-produced masterwork JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN, in a new version by David Eldridge. Aurora Theatre Company founding Artistic Director Barbara Oliver, who directed the company's hit production of Ibsen's The Master Builder, returns to helm this fiercely relevant drama, featuring Bay Area stage veteran James Carpenter (The Master Builder) in the title role, and stage and television actress Karen Grassle (Little House on the Prairie) in her Aurora debut. (more...)

Center Rep Announces 43rd Season 10/3/09-6/26/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2009

Center Repertory Company?s Artistic Director Michael Butler unveiled the company's 43rd subscription season. Running from September 3, 2009 to June 26, 2010, the season will be expanding Center Rep?s programming to include eight productions to be performed in all three theatres of the Lesher Center for the Arts. From the suspense of Agatha Christie to the music of Elvis Presley, Center Rep?s 09-10 season will delight audiences while also featuring the works of Caryl Churchill, No?l Coward, Reduced Shakespeare Company, Michael Frayn and five-time Emmy Award nominee Harold Gould. A variety of subscription packages, ranging from $128 to $522, can be purchased by calling 925-943-SHOW. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR Comes To Marin Shakespeare Summer Mainstage Season 8/21 Thru 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2009

As Marin County's only professional Shakespeare company, Marin Shakespeare proudly presents William Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR Comes To Marin Shakespeare Summer Mainstage Season 8/21 Thru 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2009

As Marin County's only professional Shakespeare company, Marin Shakespeare proudly presents William Shakespeare's JULIUS CAESAR. (more...)

Marin Shakespeare Company Presents IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST 7/10-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2009

Marin Shakespeare Company presents Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. Set in Victorian England, Oscar Wilde's witty comedy makes fun of the British upper class as it follows the follies of two young eligible bachelors when they court two young women. One of the wittiest plays ever written. It features George Maguire as Lady Bracknell with an all Equity cast. (more...)

Marin Shakespeare Presents TWELFTH NIGHT, OR ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE 7/25 Thru 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2009

Welcome to Illyria, the most hip, far out, psychedelic place in the world! So begins Robert and Lesley Currier's adaptation of 'Twelfth Night, or All You Need is Love,' a 1960-70's music-filled adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' at Marin Shakespeare, the gender bender romantic comedy where women woo their men -- as boys. (more...)

Marin Shakespeare Company Presents IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST 7/10-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2009

Marin Shakespeare Company presents Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. Set in Victorian England, Oscar Wilde's witty comedy makes fun of the British upper class as it follows the follies of two young eligible bachelors when they court two young women. One of the wittiest plays ever written. It features George Maguire as Lady Bracknell with an all Equity cast. (more...)

Marin Shakespeare Presents TWELFTH NIGHT, OR ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE 7/25 Thru 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2009

Welcome to Illyria, the most hip, far out, psychedelic place in the world! So begins Robert and Lesley Currier's adaptation of 'Twelfth Night, or All You Need is Love,' a 1960-70's music-filled adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' at Marin Shakespeare, the gender bender romantic comedy where women woo their men -- as boys. (more...)

Marin Shakespeare Company Presents IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST 7/10-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2009

Marin Shakespeare Company presents Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. Set in Victorian England, Oscar Wilde's witty comedy makes fun of the British upper class as it follows the follies of two young eligible bachelors when they court two young women. One of the wittiest plays ever written. It features George Maguire as Lady Bracknell with an all Equity cast. (more...)

Center Rep Announces 43rd Season 10/3/09-6/26/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2009

Center Repertory Company?s Artistic Director Michael Butler unveiled the company's 43rd subscription season. Running from September 3, 2009 to June 26, 2010, the season will be expanding Center Rep?s programming to include eight productions to be performed in all three theatres of the Lesher Center for the Arts. From the suspense of Agatha Christie to the music of Elvis Presley, Center Rep?s 09-10 season will delight audiences while also featuring the works of Caryl Churchill, No?l Coward, Reduced Shakespeare Company, Michael Frayn and five-time Emmy Award nominee Harold Gould. A variety of subscription packages, ranging from $128 to $522, can be purchased by calling 925-943-SHOW. (more...)