Aurora Theatre Company Extends RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN Through 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional 7 performances of the Bay Area Premiere of Obie-winning playwright Gina Gionfriddo's (After Ashley, Becky Shaw) unflinching look at modern gender politics. Desdemona Chiang (The Hundred Flowers Project) directs this finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, featuring Gabriel Marin (This Is How It Goes, Collapse), Rebecca Schweitzer (A Delicate Balance, The First Grade), Marilee Talkington (Salomania), Lilian Bogovich, and Nicole Javier. RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN plays now through October 5 (added performances: Tuesday, September 30, 7pm; Wednesday, October 1, 8pm; Thursday, October 2, 8pm; Friday, October 3, 8pm; Saturday, October 4, 8pm; Sunday, October 5, 2pm and 7pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-50) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Aurora Theatre Company's RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN, Begin. 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company opens its 23rd season with the Bay Area Premiere of Obie-winning playwright Gina Gionfriddo's (After Ashley,Becky Shaw) RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN. Can any woman have it all? After graduate school, Catherine and Gwen chose different paths. Catherine built a career as a rock star academic and media darling, writing books linking Internet pornography with 9/11, while Gwen built a home with her husband and children. Decades later, unfulfilled in polar opposite ways, each woman covets the other's life. When Catherine returns home to look after her ailing mother, a risky game of musical chairs begins as three generations of women struggle with feminism's foibles. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN, 8/29-9/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company opens its 23rd season with the Bay Area Premiere of RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN (August 29-September 28). A finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, this sharp, witty comedy examines the pursuit of happiness in the wake of 20th century feminist ideals. Desdemona Chiang (The Hundred Flowers Project) makes her Aurora directing debut with this unflinching look at modern gender politics, featuring Gabriel Marin (This Is How It Goes), Rebecca Schweitzer (A Delicate Balance, The First Grade), Marilee Talkington (Salomania), Lilian Bogovich, and Nicole Javie. (more...)

SF Playhouse Extends TIGERS BE STILL Thru 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2011

TIGERS BE STILL, by Kimberly Rosenstock and directed by Amy Glazer has been extended through September 10. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Presents THE FIRST GRADE, 1/22 - 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2010

Aurora Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of lauded Chicago playwright Joel Drake Johnson's THE FIRST GRADE. Aurora Theatre Company Artistic Director Tom Ross directs this new play from Johnson, whom The Chicago Reader declared 'balances gallows humor with acute insight and compassion. He creates characters so real you wonder what will happen to them after the final blackout.' Featuring Julia Brothers and Warren David Keith, along with Rebecca Schweitzer, Paul Santiago, Tina Sanchez, and Adrian Anchondo, THE FIRST GRADE plays January 22-February 28 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Presents THE FIRST GRADE, 1/22 - 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2009

Aurora Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of lauded Chicago playwright Joel Drake Johnson's THE FIRST GRADE. Aurora Theatre Company Artistic Director Tom Ross directs this new play from Johnson, whom The Chicago Reader declared 'balances gallows humor with acute insight and compassion. He creates characters so real you wonder what will happen to them after the final blackout.' Featuring Julia Brothers and Warren David Keith, along with Rebecca Schweitzer, Paul Santiago, Tina Sanchez, and Adrian Anchondo, THE FIRST GRADE plays January 22-February 28 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. (more...)

SF Playhouse Announces Casting For THE STORY, Previews 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2009

The SF Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) and Lorraine Hansberry Theatre (Stanley Williams, Artistic Director; Quentin Easter, Executive Director) are pleased to announce casting for their co-production of The West Coast Premiere of The Story. 'A riveting drama about race, reporting and the truth'-Associated Press (more...)

Drama THE STORY Previews 3/18-20 At SF Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2009

THE STORY makes its West Coast Premiere opening March 21st through April 25, 2009, previews March 18, 19 and 20 'A riveting drama about race, reporting and the truth'-Associated Press Inspired by real-life events, an ambitious newspaper reporter goes against her editor to investigate a murder and finds the best story...but at what cost? (more...)

SF Playhouse Announces Casting For THE STORY, Previews 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2009

The SF Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) and Lorraine Hansberry Theatre (Stanley Williams, Artistic Director; Quentin Easter, Executive Director) are pleased to announce casting for their co-production of The West Coast Premiere of The Story. 'A riveting drama about race, reporting and the truth'-Associated Press (more...)

'Coronado' by Lehane Opens March 22 at SF Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2008

The SF Playhouse is pleased to announce casting of the fourth show in their 5th season, the West Coast Premiere of Coronado by Dennis Lehane directed by Susi Damilano. Previews are March 19, 20 & 21; officially opening March 22 with performances through April 26. (more...)