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Thursday February 25, 2010 - 09:14:00 AM

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Central Works Performs ‘An Anonymous Story’

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Thursday February 25, 2010 - 09:10:00 AM
Cat Thompson in Central Works world premiere, An Anonymous Story by Anton Chekhov, a “new Chekhov play adapted for the stage by Gary Graves."

Gary Graves’ adaptation of Che-khov’s An Anonymous Story, at Central Works, opens like a Magritte painting with captions. The “anonymous” of the title, Stepan (Richard Frederick) as he’s known, is a footman in a 19th-century parlor, who confides to the audience: “I’m not a footman.” -more-


Berkeley Opera Opens ‘Don Giovanni’

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Thursday February 25, 2010 - 09:11:00 AM

As the opening chords of Mozart’s Don Giovanni come from the pit, Eugene Brancoveanu as the Don turns to the audience, mugs, then stretches out luxuriously on the bare stage of the new El Cerrito Performing Arts Theater in a rectangle of light, while his man’s man, valet Leporello (Igor Vieira), lingers in silhouette further upstage, scratching his nose, picking his teeth, playing with his iPhone. -more-


Berkeley Opera’s New Artistic Director, Mark Streshinsky

By Ken Bullock, Special to the Planet
Thursday February 25, 2010 - 09:12:00 AM

Berkeley Opera will open its new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni this Saturday night at 8 p.m. in their new home, the 450-seat El Cerrito Performing Arts Theater on the campus of El Cerrito High School. -more-


Beyond Ignorance and Prejudice: Five Films Portray Palestinan Lives

By Annette Herskovits, Special to the Planet 
Thursday February 25, 2010 - 09:13:00 AM

Imagine that every time you wanted to visit your mother in Albany, you had to submit to questioning by an 18-year-old flaunting a loaded automatic weapon and with the power to send you back home. -more-


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Thursday February 25, 2010 - 08:51:00 AM

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