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Culture, The Exhibitionist Lisa D'Amour's Detroit Is Where We Live and What We Are

Lisa D'Amour's Detroit Is Where We Live and What We Are

The play is called Detroit, but the space of the action is as surreal as the Astroturf that furs the floor of the stage in a uniform green. In the Aurora Theatre Company’s production of Lisa D’Amour’s 2010 Pulitzer-finalist…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Aurora Honors Lanford Wilson with Trilogy of Plays About a Family

Aurora Honors Lanford Wilson with Trilogy of Plays About a Family

Tom Ross, Aurora Theatre Company’s artistic director, remembers what an impression Lanford Wilson’s plays Talley’s Folly and Fifth of July made on him when he saw them on Broadway in the early '80s. Those, along with Balm in Gilead,…
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Culture, Stage This Fantastic Equality: Aurora Theatre's "Rapture, Blister, Burn" Poses the Feminist Questions Everyone's Still Afraid to Ask

This Fantastic Equality: Aurora Theatre's "Rapture, Blister, Burn" Poses the Feminist Questions Everyone's Still Afraid to Ask

It's hard to find a play about feminism that would be controversial in Berkeley, California. But Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo, which this week begins previews at the Aurora Theatre Company, might just qualify. The play follows Catherine (Marilee…
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Culture, Stage Nickled and Dimed: A Classic Play About a Conniving Junk-Store Owner Finds New Footing

Nickled and Dimed: A Classic Play About a Conniving Junk-Store Owner Finds New Footing

Profane poetry and the art — or lack thereof — of the superior swindle are playwright David Mamet's domain. Whether you judge the Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago native fearless or faulty, Mamet's ear for the rhythm and texture of lowlife American…
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Culture, Stage The House Edge: Berkeley Rep and Aurora Stack the Decks Against Their Audiences

The House Edge: Berkeley Rep and Aurora Stack the Decks Against Their Audiences

A kerchief-laden servant. Three sisters of varying degrees of goodness and shades of pigmentation. An older, housebound woman who's lost her mind but has a direct line to the dead. And a heroine forced to choose between autonomy and community,…
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Culture, Stage "Salomania": Hunting Witches and Having It All

"Salomania": Hunting Witches and Having It All

Let's play a game. Try to forget the name of the play printed right above this review and then see what you would make of these hints about what's playing at the Aurora right now. It involves: 1.) A secret…
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Best Theater Company

We've come to expect high-quality art from Berkeley's Aurora Theatre Company, but this award was no foregone conclusion. Over the past year, the Aurora has produced truly exceptional, moving work that's gone well beyond those expectations: experimental adaptations that pushed…
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Culture, Stage "Body Awareness": Annie Baker Reveals the Heart of Things

"Body Awareness": Annie Baker Reveals the Heart of Things

Sexy topical questions add sheen to the surface of Annie Baker's Body Awareness, a Bay Area premiere now at the Aurora: To what extent is feminism still politically relevant? When is our perception of objectification and abuse just a product…
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Culture, Stage "What We're Up Against" and "Collapse": Unlikely Comedies

"What We're Up Against" and "Collapse": Unlikely Comedies

History may be a fiction, but it's a sustainable fiction." Nobody talks like that in corporate America — they're all too busy figuring out how to include words like "leverage" and "scalability" in their PowerPoint slides. Even at so-called "creative"…
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Culture, Stage Ten holiday shows to suit any mood or creed

Ten holiday shows to suit any mood or creed

Lemony Snicket's The Composer Is Dead Berkeley Rep Originally conceived as a piece for narrator and orchestra, The Composer Is Dead proved hugely successful upon its world premiere with the San Francisco Symphony in 2006, eventually making its way to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Lovers' Leads

Lovers' Leads

4th Annual Erotic Slam: Very popular open call for poets of any skill level to read their personal, sex-infused works of poetry to an adoring audience, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, $7-$10. Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck (at Prince), Berkeley, 510-841-2082.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fool for Love

Fool for Love

Neil LaBute has made a name for himself by pushing emotional buttons, not an easy task in this worldly, unshockable age. Labeled as everything from a moralist to a misanthrope, the controversial director and playwright has held a mirror up…
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Tough!

Last week ("The High Road," Feb. 7) I suggested Road to Mecca was the best show in Berkeley, but that was before I saw Tough!. This slice-of-life script about two teenage girls (or young women) screaming at a hapless guy…
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The Agony and the Entropy

Athol Fugard is justly renowned for plays like The Road to Mecca and Playland that helped dismantle his native South Africa's system of apartheid. A Place With the Pigs, a tragicomedy set in the former Soviet Union, seems a departure.…
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