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Theater & Dance

'Everything Is Illuminated' Gets a West Coast Premiere at Aurora

Based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s book, the play features a Jewish-American writer searching in remote Ukraine for the woman who saved his grandfather’s life when the family shtetl in Poland was obliterated by the Nazis.
November 9, 2018

Luna Mexicana Honors the Dead

The Oakland Ballet Company observes Día de los Muertos with festive dance and music to remember deceased relatives and friends.
November 2, 2018

Bay Are Premiere of The Barber Shop Chronicles

Inua Ellams’ play on black male identity has sold out in many London runs.
October 23, 2018

Michael Wall and Molly Heller Team up With Other Choreographers at Shawl-Anderson

Composition and dance go hand-in-hand, and this production exemplifies composing for dance.
October 12, 2018

Marga Gomez Takes One Last Solo

Her one-woman show will be at The Marsh.
October 4, 2018

The French Revolution Comes to Lafayette

Lauren Gunderson’s The Revolutionists premieres at the Town Hall Theatre Company, opening the 74-year-old community theater’s new season.
September 27, 2018

Mark Morris Dance Group Celebrates 50 Years of Sgt. Pepper

The Cal Performances co-commission puts dance to some form of the Beatles classics.
September 25, 2018

See a Sequel to Ibsen’s Iconic Play

Lucas Hnath offers an update on Nora Helmer at the Berkeley Rep.
September 6, 2018

Ubuntu Theatre Project Does Bold Work

The 5-year-old Oakland theater troupe doesn’t let its small budget get in the way of doing great and accessible theater.
August 24, 2018

Cal Shakes Combines Four Shakespeare Plays Into One Production

Eric Ting combines Shakespeare’s Richard III, Henry VI, Part 1, 2, and 3, into a single production, War of the Roses.
August 21, 2018