Black Odyssey
A thrilling and music-infused new play that mashes up Greek mythology and African-American folklore, this visionary new take on Homer’s classic marks the Cal Shakes debut of Oakland native Marcus Gardley.
August 9, 2017 to September 3, 2017
California Shakespeare Theater
The Four Immigrants/16th Annual New Works Festival
From a tumultuous earthquake to an exhilarating world’s fair, this broadly comic new musical chronicles the adventures of four endearing Japanese immigrants in a world of possibility and prejudice: turn-of the- twentieth-century San Francisco. Driven by an infectious vaudeville and ragtime score, the quartet pursues their American Dream despite limited options in the land of opportunity. Don’t miss this runaway hit of our 2016 New Works Festival.
July 12, 2017 to August 20, 2017
The Glass Menagerie
Acclaimed Chicago director Lisa Portes helms our premiere staging of Tennessee Williams with a fresh investigation of the American Dream through the eyes of those whose connection is most fragile. Tom and his sister Laura live with their devoted mother, Amanda, a former Southern debutante. When Amanda arranges for a "Gentleman Caller" to come for dinner, her all-too-clear intentions force Laura and Tom to confront—in their own ways—the shattering weight of her overbearing expectations.
July 5, 2017 to July 30, 2017
California Shakespeare Theater
Stanford Live's Summer program cover
Stanford Live this Summer
The Canadians are coming, socially conscious folk singers, a look at Taylor Mac and Penny Arcade.
July 1, 2017 to August 31, 2017
Stanford Live
Berkeley Rep's cover for An Octoroon.
An Octoroon
West Coast premiere
June 23, 2017 to July 23, 2017
Berkeley Repertory Theatre