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Around the East Bay

Thursday December 10, 2009 - 09:35:00 AM



John O’Keefe’s The Bronte Cycle, Part 1 was performed Monday night by an enthusiastic Subterranean Shakespeare cast of nine, directed by Diane Jackson, in a delightful, absorbing staged reading, which creatively worked the room at the Unitarian Fellowship on Cedar at Bonita. The reading was accompanied by Hal Hughes on violin, with the playwright present. A dense yet lithe saga of the inner and outer lives of the three Bronte sisters and their brother Branwell, anointed with humor, Part 2 picks up when the sisters decide to become authors by jointly publishing their poetry. Directed by SubShakes founder Stanley Spenger, part 2 runs this Monday evening at 7 p.m. $8. 276-3817. 




Paluma, the Bay Area-based Hawaiian music duo that brings together beautiful vocal harmonies and slack-key guitar, will celebrate the release of its new CD, “The Song Within the Song,” Saturday with music, hula dancing and special guests at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar St. Show begins at 8 p.m., doors open at 7:30. Admission is $10 advance at, $12 at door. For more information,, or 526-8099.