Arts & Events

Eye from the Aisle: OF DICE AND MEN at Impact Theatre—must see for D&D’s!

By John A. McMullen II
Wednesday September 07, 2011 - 08:54:00 AM
Jonathan Brooks, Maria Giere Marquis, and Jai Sahai

OF DICE AND MEN at Impact Theatre is about “Dungeons & Dragons” and the adults who play the game.

If you have ever been a D&D aficionado, get a ticket immediately. -more-


Eye from the Aisle: Masquers’ MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP-- Scarpelli & Budinger’s Laugh Riot!

By John A. McMullen II
Wednesday September 07, 2011 - 09:15:00 AM
Jane the housekeeper (Peter Budinger, left) spurns the lecherous swineherd Nicodemus (DC Scarpelli, right).

The team of Scarpelli & Budinger have done right by the late Charles Ludlam and taken Pt. Richmond’s Masquers Playhouse up a notch in their campy -more-


Around & About Theater: Oakland Performance Artists at San Francisco Fringe Festival

By Ken Bullock
Wednesday September 07, 2011 - 09:23:00 AM

The San Francisco Fringe Festival is now in progress, with dozens of shows from around the Bay Area--and the world--hosted by the Exit Theaters, not far from the Cable Car turnaround and BART station at Powell and Market. -more-


Around & About Music: Schuchman, Ganz & Ronen play Franck, Crumb, Gaubert, Ibert at Unitarian Universalist Church on Saturday; Guirao-Howard-Dorman Trio with works by Brahms, Ravel, Higdon at Berkeley City Club for Berkeley Chamber Performances next Tuesd

By Ken Bullock
Wednesday September 07, 2011 - 09:27:00 AM

--Cellist Burke Schuchman, pianist Brian Ganz and flautist Yael Ronen will play Cesar Franck's Cello Sonata in A, George Crumb's Vox Balaenae, Phillippe Gaubert's Flute Sonata No. 1 and Jacques Ibert's Deux Interludes, 8 p. m. Saturday, September 10, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, One Lawson Road, Kensington. $25, seniors $20, students $10. (415) 672-4265; Palomarin.music@gmail.com/ -more-


Eye from the Aisle: FROST/NIXON at Hayward’s Douglas Morrisson Theatre worth the trek.

By John A. McMullen II
Wednesday September 07, 2011 - 04:45:00 PM
Craig Souza as David Frost and John Hale as Richard Nixon.

FROST/NIXON strikes me as a dauntingly challenging play to produce, particularly because of the casting. -more-