Arts & Events

West Edge Opera Offers an Evening of Mozart’s Vienna

Reviewed by James Roy MacBean
Friday July 28, 2017 - 03:23:00 PM

On Saturday, July 22, West Edge Opera presented an evening of music by Mozart and his contemporaries. This concert was held at Dashe Cellars, an Oakland winery. The performers in this concert will be heard again in West Edge Opera’s forthcoming season, which will include L’Arbole di Diana/The Chastity Tree by Vicente Martin y Soler, Hamlet by Ambroise Thomas, and Frankenstein by Libby Larsen. -more-

Around & About--Theater: Anton's Well Opens 'Tender Napalm;' Closing Weekend of Actors Ensemble's 'The Chalk Circle' (Brecht) Outdoors at Hinkel Park--Free

Ken Bullock
Friday July 14, 2017 - 02:48:00 PM

In their third year of staging plays, Anton's Well has been both an intimate and an ambitious new company: straightforward but imaginative staging chamber plays with small casts produced in small local venues ... but now five plays in not quite three years, several of them (including a Sam Shepard two-hander) Bay Area premieres.

Their newest, opening this weekend, is another Bay Area premiere: Philip Ridley's 'Tender Napalm,' directed and introduced by their engaging founder, Robert Estes, and choreographed by Bridgette Loriaux, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 through August 5 at the Temescal Arts Center, 511-48th Street, just off Telegraph in the Temescal shopping neighborhood, Oakland. Tickets: $17-$20 -more-