Standing in the blood of history
A curious but effective work by Lisa Scola Prosek caused a stir at San Francisco’s Thick House Theater last Saturday, Jan. 31, where her new historical opera was greeted by protesters.
A unexpected family reunites at SF Playhouse
Julie Hebert’s Tree, now at San Francisco Playhouse, plays out in the present, but the past seeps...
Berkeley Rep collides with football
The subtitle of the sizzling, eye-opening docudrama, X’s and O’s, now at...
Ambitious program at the Paramount
Two difficult and seldom-performed works made for an exciting program at Oakland’s Paramount Theater last Friday, Jan. 23, where Michael Morgan led the Oakland East Bay Symphony in George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F Major and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 8. These two works are so different that it would be surprising to find any points of parallel, but the two worked marvelously...