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Don't forget pioneer and 35 year veteran of LGBT comedy KAREN RIPLEY'S one woman show: OH NO, THERE'S MEN ON THE LAND at The Marsh in Berkeley on Saturday's at 5pm! (6 pm Sept 19)
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"...My generation starting kicking butt in so many social, political and sexual ways. I caught the train and hung on!! Oh ya the train car was full of Lesbians. So why did I agree to play drums in a leopard skin dress slit up one side with no underwear? Was it because of Jane Dornacker? Why did I yell at Bill Graham? Why did I think hard core lesbian separatists would like my dick jokes? Wasn’t I cute? But it was Berkeley..." Karen Ripley
It's so gratifying to know that there is such a wealth of arts and culture in the East Bay. Thank you for sharing all that's going on this fall.
If you're interested in this topic, Theatre Bay Area offers a "Gender Parity" flag on our What's Playing listings (which can also be sorted by date, location, genre of show etc.). Check out www.theatrebayarea.org, ciick on What's Paying, and look for the purple symbol!
Thanks for the exciting new Fall Arts issue coverage Sarah! So greatful for the mention of our fall shows. Bravo!
We're looking forward to sharing some fantastic visual art shows with everyone, in the town, our town - Oakland!
How is it that neither the man on the front cover of your paper nor the play he is directing are covered in this story? You talk about a play that is already over (Shotgun's excellent Twelfth Night), and a play at the same venue (Ragged Wing's Redwolf), but inexplicably fail to mention that Michael French is directing THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, currently running Thurs-Sun at The Flight Deck through Sep. 21.
Are there any plans to redress this massive oversight?
Was it really necessary to insult older people and European-Americans to write this article? 73% of the 2008 online respondees identified themselves as "Caucasian". That is still the vast majority. And they are likely still the greatest source of funding for OEBS. What happens when they get tired of being denigrated and close the purse strings? Oh, but yeah, they're all going to die off anyway. Just remember, old people were you a very few years ago, and you will be them sooner than you think.
When will OEBS perform for OUSD students?
How nice that we live in a diverse, multi cultural portion of the planet and have the opportunity to listen to music that reflects some of that diversity.
Thank You Jason for voicing the "viva la difference" that exists within our realm.
Thanks for the highlight of Berkeley theatres: Berkeley has a lot to offer theatregoers.
Not to nitpick, but you missed another local gem: Central Works, in residence at the Berkeley City Club. They're celebrating 21 years in Berkeley, and are winners of the 2010 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Special Award for Outstanding Achievement.
They will present the world premiere of "Embassy," by Bay Area playwright Brian Thorstenson, October 22-November 20. While not necessarily "coming full circle," they worked with this playwright on "Wakefield, or Hello, Sophia," in 2008. So it's a bit of a reprise collaboration.
Another favorite is the "theatre that doesn't suck," Impact Theatre, who offer Beer, Pizza and Plays at La Val's Subterranean. Their latest, "Of Dice and Men," is receiving raves.
Thanks again for showcasing the Berkeley theatre scene.
Thank you Jason for this wonderful article capturing the full fragrant essence of OEBS!
Maestro Morgan's bold and innovative programming sets a new paradigm for orchestras in the 21st century. This is definitely NOT your mother's symphony!
Bringing the art form to the people is how Gockley revolutionized opera when he came from that big money state Texas. He is a gift to San Francisco, and in turn he makes a gift of opera to San Francisco. He gives back.
Yes the arts may be suffering financially along with the rest of the country but this rises above crude number crunching. Art should be shared. Operas so often are about misfortune and the poor and everybody loves these stories--La Boheme, Rigoletto, Manon . . . it's a misconception that opera is elitist or just about kings and warfare and the gods. Many composers indeed come from humble beginnings, like Donizetti, who was ever so popular this summer with San Francisco's Merolini.
This article captures the spirit, the essence of the new San Francisco Opera but also what the new United States should be.
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