13 Aug Via Dolorosa, 2003

Letter From the Middle East David Hare evokes a whole region through one man by Michael Scott Moore SF Weekly, February 12, 2003 If Mayor Brown cared about good writing he would name February "David Hare Month," because really devoted fans of the British playwright can pull — in...

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13 Aug The Memory of Water, 2002

Denial Works The Memory of Water humorously examines the ways people justify their own actions by Lisa Drostova East Bay Express You invent these versions of me and I don’t recognize myself," the dead woman in the sparkly blue dress tells her daughter. It’s an apt summation of the...

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13 Aug The Great Celestial Cow, 2003

‘Celestial Cow’ jumps over the moon TheatreFIRST’S production of "The Great Celestial Cow" is — brace yourselves — an "udder" delight. by Chad Jones, STAFF WRITER Alameda Times-Star, March 27, 2003 Sue Townsend’s funny and involving drama invites us into a world of immigrants and makes us feel at...

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13 Aug The Colour of Justice, 2002

Injustice Is Global The tragic story of Stephen Lawrence comes to the TheatreFIRST stage. by Lisa Drostova East Bay Express Here in the United States, Rodney King and Amadou Diallo are the names we associate with tragedies that have forced the public to assess lingering antiblack sentiments. In Britain,...

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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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