Arts Listings

Around the East Bay

Friday November 24, 2006



Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks’ 365 Days/365 Plays national theater project, which will run the 365 plays Parks wrote in 2002 over the coming year all around the country, will include East Bay companies Woman’s Will and Ten Red Hen. Week two of 365 will be staged by Woman’s Will Nov. 24-28 at the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music, 1616 Franklin St. (near 19th St. BART; 420-0813 or During week four,Ten Red Hen will be appearing in different private homes, including an artist’s loft in Fruitvale on Thursday, Dec. 7 (with a special play, The Carpet Cleaner On Pearl Harbor Day, included) and Sat. Dec. 9 at a co-housing community in Berkeley. Venue addresses will be provided with reservations through Ten Red Hen (547-8932 or All shows are pay-what-you-will. 





A new documentary about the plight of independent bookstores, Indies Under Fire, will be screened at Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck Ave., followed by a discussion with director Jacob Bricca, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday Nov. 30. The film tells the stories of three stores fighting for survival: In Capitola, a developer’s plans to bring Borders to town prompts a fierce debate; in Palo Alto, news of the closing of Printers Inc. Bookstore prompts a local citizen to mortgage his house to try to save it, and in Santa Cruz, when a Borders moves in down the street from the town’s oldest bookstore, protests and vandalism ensue. 




The Cerrito Theater will kick off its new series of weekend classics with The Wizard of Oz at 

6 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. Though the theater usually limits attendance to those 21 and over, starting this weekend the Cerrito will open to all ages every weekend.