Arts Listings


Tuesday April 27, 2010 - 12:06:00 PM

AURORA THEATRE COMPANY -- CLOSING -- "John Gabriel Borkman," by David Eldridge, through May 9, Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Wednesday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m. After serving eight years in prison for embezzlement, Borkman plans a comeback. $15-$55.  

Aurora Theatre, 2081 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 843-4822,


BERKELEY REPERTORY THEATRE -- CLOSING -- "Girlfriend," by Todd Almond, through May 9, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m. Boy meets boy in this dual-Romeo duet that's innocent -- and sweet. $27-$71.  

2025 Addison St., Berkeley. (510) 647-2949, (888) 4BR-Ttix,


CASA PERALTA -- Once the home of descendants of the 19th-century Spanish soldier and Alameda County landowner Don Luis Maria Peralta, the 1821 adobe was remodeled in 1926 as a grand Spanish villa, using some of the original bricks. The casa features a beautiful Moorish exterior design and hand painted tiles imported from Spain, some of which tell the story of Don Quixote. The interior is furnished in 1920s decor. The house will be decorated for the holidays during the month of December. Call ahead to confirm hours. 

"Dial 'M' for Murder,'' by Frederick Knott, through May 16, Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. San Leandro Players present the story of an ex-tennis star who plots to murder his wife.  

Free but donations accepted. Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 384 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. (510) 577-3474, (510) 577-3491,< 


CENTER REPERTORY COMPANY OF WALNUT CREEK -- CLOSING -- "Noises Off," by Michael Frayn, through May 1, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m. Follow the on- and offstage antics of an acting troupe as they stumble from bumbling dress rehearsal to disastrous closing night.  

Lesher Theatre, Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. (925) 943-SHOW,


DEL VALLE THEATRE -- CLOSING -- "Footloose," April 30 through May 1, 7 p.m. Youth Theatre Company's Teen Theatre presents a stage adaptation of the hit musical. $15-$27.  

1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. (925) 943-7469.< 


DIABLO ACTORS ENSEMBLE THEATRE -- "Same Time Next Year," by Bernard Slade, April 30 through May 23, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. An accountant and a housewife meet at a Northern California inn once a year, despite the fact that they are both married to other people. $10-$25.  

1345 Locust Street, Walnut Creek. (925) 482-5110,


EAST BAY IMPROV -- "Tired of the Same Old Song and Dance?" 8 p.m. East Bay Improv actors perform spontaneous, impulsive and hilarious comedy on the first Saturday of every month. $8.  

Pinole Community Playhouse, 601 Tennent Ave., Pinole. (510) 964-0571,


JULIA MORGAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS -- "Oliver," through May 16. An all-ages cast brings Dickens' classic to life in this musical romp. $19-$33.  

2640 College Ave., Berkeley. (510) 845-8542,


THE MARSH BERKELEY -- CLOSING -- "East 14: True Tales of a Reluctant Player," through May 8. "East 14th'' chronicles the true tale of a young man raised by his mother and ultra-strict stepfather. $20-$35.  

The Gaia Building, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley. Info: (415) 826-5750, Tickets: (800) 838-3006,


MASQUERS PLAYHOUSE -- CLOSING -- "The Apple Tree," through May 1, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Play is based on "The Diary of Adam and Eve'' by Mark Twain, "The Lady or the Tiger?'' by Frank R. Stockton and "Passionella'' by Jules Feiffer. $20.  

105 Park Place, Point Richmond. (510) 232-4031,


WILLOWS CABARET AT THE CAMPBELL THEATRE -- OPENING -- "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown,'' May 3 through June 6. The Red Baron patrols the skies, the Doctor is in, and the "blankie'' is in jeopardy again. $14-$32.  

636 Ward St., Martinez. (925) 798-1300,<