THE HOT SHOW OF THE WEEK: NO MAN’S LAND
Yeah, weeks don’t really start on Saturday. But let’s say they do, because that’s what day it is today.
The highlight of this upcoming week — meaning, previews on Tuesday — is gonna be No Man’s Land, at Berkeley Rep. Tickets sold out looooong time ago, but if you are the Optimistic Type, you can follow this link here to get possible last-minute seats.
Starring: Ian McKellan, Patrick Stewart, Billy Crudup, and Shuler Hensley.
Written by Harold Pinter.
THE GOOD, AND ONGOING: OIL AND WATER with san francisco mime troupe
A long time ago, when I was 20, I went to see a SF Mime Troupe show with my beloved, brilliant siblings. Afterwards, they were like, “Huh? I didn’t get it.”
At that point, I realized the extent of what a good, strong, liberal-arts education had accomplished. I was able to understand a SF Mime Troupe show better than my two siblings, both of whom are smarter than me.
I don’t think you need a college education to get SF Mime Troupe, and they definitely have something for everyone: music, dance, good dialogue. But I recommend that you understand the culture left-of-center, unless you just like intellectual discourse OR feeling angry.
Donation-based shows! They’re in the East Bay and SF this weekend. Their schedule is here.
[NO IMAGE TO PROTECT THE INNOCENT]
Dear 3 Playwrights of the play I saw last night,
Your play had so much promise: all 37 of Shakespeares’ plays, condensed!
Then, I was bombarded with lots of vapid-woman impressions, a rap about Othello (because, you know, he’s BLACK), and jokes about sexual orientation and “weird crossdressing.”
All that aside, there wasn’t much about the 37 plays. What we saw instead was banter between the actors. To their credit: they were entertaining, and certainly accomplished actors. But I would have really preferred seeing more Shakespeare.
I don’t want to hurt the theatre company that chose your play, so I’ll refrain from saying where I saw your work so that this post doesn’t pop up on a random Google search.
But just so you know, if you tout your play as the complete works of Shakespeare– that’s what people will probably expect.
………..Bay area, check it out!