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Around & About Theater: Openings--Inferno Theatre's Premiere of 'My Recollect Time' at South Berkeley Community Church; Central Works' 'The Grand Inquisitor' (from Dostoyevsky')

By Ken Bullock
Tuesday February 19, 2013 - 03:09:00 PM

--Innovative Inferno Theatre will premiere Berkeley playwright Jamie Greenblatt's 'My Recollect Time' in a run overlapping both Black and Women's History Months, with the true story of Mary Fields, a former slave, who after Emancipation journeyed to Montana via the Mississippi River, disguised as a riverman, and of her friendship with Mother Amadeus, a charismatic Ursuline nun. Directed and designed by founder Giulio Cesare Perrone in Inferno's highly visual style of gestural acting, true physical theater. With Nkechi, Valentina Emeri, Jamie Van Camp. Opening Friday at 9 p. m. at historic South Berkeley Community Church, 1802 Southview (just west of Adeline, two blocks south & west from Ashby BART). Thursdays through Sundays at 8 (except Sunday, March 3 at 5), Fridays at 9 through March 9th. $12-$25; two tickets for $20, student tickets for $10 (w/ID) on February 23-25 only. Reservations:; 788-6415 (Jovelyn Richards' KPFA interview with Giulio Perrone: )


--Central Works is reviving Gary Graves' unusual adaptation of Dostoyevsky's 'The Grand Inquisitor,' the vignette from 'Brothers Karamatzov,' that announces (as per Central Works' release) it's the time of the Spanish Inquisition--& HE has come again ... or has He? Performed by two of the enduring favorites of Bay Area stage, Julian Lopez-Morillas in the title role & Michael Gene Sullivan (of the SF Mime Troupe) as the mysterious stranger who appears on the streets of Seville. Co-founder Jan Zvaifler directs. Opening Saturday; previews Thursday & Friday. Thursday through Saturday at 8, Sunday at 5 through March 31 at Julia Morgan-designed Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant (between Ellsworth & Dana). Reserved seats (online) : $28; $25-$15 at door (sliding scale); previews & Thursdays: Pay What You Can. 558-1381;