‘Eurydice’ performance breathes new life into old myth

At age 20, playwright Sarah Ruhl lost her father to cancer. 10 years later, she wrote “Eurydice,” a reinterpretation of the Greek myth “Orpheus and Eurydice.” At Shotgun Players in Berkeley, a fearless cast brings new life to an ancient tale of loss and, in the process, proves that the
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‘Dear Elizabeth’ brings to life the letters of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell

Playwright Sarah Ruhl and director Les Waters reunite for new play at the Berkeley Rep

A theatrical production that takes its entire script from a 30-year correspondence of letters between two 20th-century poets may not sound like the most appealing of plays for the audiences of today. However, Pulitzer- and Tony-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl and director Les Waters have masterfully crafted together one of the
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A penetrative history of spanking the monkey

Taming the trouser snake, frosting the pie, unlocking the chamber of secrets, battling the purple-headed yogurt slinger — we all know what these phrases really mean. It’s been around since human beings first realized hands could be useful for something other than high-fiving and biting one’s thumb in insult.
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