Present

Berkeley play “We Are Proud to Present” tackles race, genocide

“No one wants to hear the ‘white version’ of this story,” says a voice echoing through the tension-filled stage, referring to the atrocities of a little-known genocide that occurred in the early days of the 20th century. In Just Theater’s production of “We Are Proud to Present…” playwright Jackie Sibblies
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Superheroes

‘Superheroes’ saved by unforgettable script, captivating performances

In Cutting Ball Theater’s “Superheroes,” director Sean San Jose illuminates the racial injustices within the drug cultures of Los Angeles and Oakland, California. Throughout the play, he and the cast of “Superheroes” carry an impeccable script while delivering an enthrallingly powerful production. “Superheroes” opens with a journalist, Aparecida (Delina Patrice
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CopsandRobbers

‘Cops and Robbers’ tackles issues of race, justice

By 8 p.m. Saturday night, demonstrators protesting the decisions not to indict the police officers allegedly involved in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner were blocking traffic at University Avenue and Acton Street. At 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jinho “the Piper” Ferreira donned his signature black t-shirt and
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old

‘The Old Woman’ exudes spontaneity, exhilaration

Let’s not beat around the bush here — director Robert Wilson’s ”The Old Woman” is absurd — absurdly absurd. Based on the 1939 short story by Russian absurdist Daniil Kharms and adapted for the stage by Darryl Pinckney, “The Old Woman” confounded viewers in comedic and tortuous turns at Zellerbach
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dragonplay

Winged wanderlust takes flight in ‘The Dragon Play’

This is a play about dragon sex. And whatever you think that means, you’re wrong. “The Dragon Play,” a 70-minute drama in one act, tells the story of forbidden flames between humans and dragons. The play, directed by Tracy Ward and written by Jenny Connel Davis, is hosted by Impact
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