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AROUND AND ABOUT THEATER: William Bivins' 'Education of a Rake' at Central Works

By Ken Bullock
Friday July 27, 2012 - 02:02:00 PM

A male Congressman's trying to get the ERA resuscitated and passed—but he has skeletons in his closet. Is he a feminist--or a scalliwag? William Bivins--who's been one of the more noticeable Bay Area playwrights of the past few years (Virago staged his 'Afterlife of the Mind' a couple years back)--wrote 'Education of a Rake,' directed by Central Works' co-founder, Jan Zvaifler, opening this Saturday after previews. Central Works continues to be one of the very most--and consistently--interesting--theatrically interesting--small companies in a Bay Area with hundreds of small theater companies. 

Thursdays-Saturdays at 8, Sundays at 5 through August 26 at the (Julia Morgan-designed) Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue (near the UC Campus). $25 reserved, sliding scale ($25-$14) at the door (with previews and August 2 and 9 pay-what-you can performances). 558-1381;