13 Aug Mooi Street Moves, 2004

A biting drama about homelessness and displacement in post-apartheid South Africa. by Michael Scott Moore Clive Chafer’s semihomeless Theatrefirst company turns the elegant patio room of the Berkeley City Club (where Aurora Theatre once played) into a laundry-and-shoebox-cluttered squat for a biting drama about homelessness and displacement...

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13 Aug Love And Understanding, 2004

‘Love’ finds hope amid loss Local premiere at new TheatreFIRST by Robert Hurwitt San Francisco Chronicle There’s little room for idealism or even romantic daydreaming in Joe Penhall’s world of stressed-out doctors and mythomaniac drifters. Ethics are compromised. Love dies. Friendship is badly abused. "Cynics," says a disillusioned emergency room...

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13 Aug Joe Egg, 2004

“A surprisingly intimate drama about a child with cerebral palsy.” BY MICHAEL SCOTT MOORE The girl’s name is Josephine, but her English parents call her Joe Egg after a saying of her very English, very suburban-provincial grandmother’s: "Just sitting around like Joe Egg." Young Josephine does nothing...

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13 Aug A Map of the World, 2003

Sir Vidia’s Shadow Superb acting and careful directing draw out a play about sex and socialism by Michael Scott Moore SF Weekly, June 18, 2003 V.S. Naipaul has been a mandarin for longer than most of the literary world has heard of him. He grew up in a large...

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13 Aug Future Me, 2008

Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle Few of us would want to spend a couple of hours hanging out with child molesters. Seeing "Future Me," a gripping new play from England staged by TheatreFirst at the Berkeley City Club, isn't going to change most people's minds about...

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13 Aug Old Times, April 2009

TheatreFIRST Does Well By Pinter With ‘Old Times’ By Ken Bullock Special to the Planet Wednesday April 08, 2009 “Oh, you know Harold. All the plays are the same: Menace in a room!” 

John Calder, the pioneering independent publisher, repeated what the best-known of his authors said with...

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