A Guide to the 2010-2011 Cultural Calendar 

Exhibits, dance, comedy, music, lectures, and more.

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The Great Game: Afghanistan West Coast premiere of the British play, which explores Afghanistan's history in short scripts written by twelve different playwrights. Presented in three parts, which can be seen in any order. Staged by Nicolas Kent and Indhu Rubasingham. Part I is on Wednesdays, Part II on Thursdays, Part III on Fridays, and all three in a row on Saturdays and Sundays. Starting Oct. 27, Wednesdays, 7 p.m.; Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, noon. Continues through Nov. 7, $27-$71. Roda Theatre, 2025 Addison St., Berkeley, 510-548-1761.

Honen and Shinran A period drama set in 13th-century Japan, directed by Tajima Ei and performed by the Zenshinza Theatre Company. Sun., Nov. 14, 8 p.m., $48-$86. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 510-642-9988, CalPerformances.org.

Trouble in Mind Production of Alice Childress' civil rights-era comedy-drama, directed by Robin Stanton and starring Margo Hall. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 & 7 p.m.; Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Continues through Sept. 26, $10-$55. Aurora Theatre, 2081 Addison St., Berkeley, 510-843-4822, AuroraTheatre.org.

The Norman Conquests Production of the Alan Ayckbourn comic trilogy, presented individually or in sequence. Part 1, Table Manner, directed by Joy Carlin, opens August 6; Part 2, Living Together, directed by Molly Aaronson-Gelb, opens August 13; and Part 3, Round and Round the Garden, directed by Mina Morita, opens August 20. Check web site to see which plays are showing when. Fridays-Sundays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 4 p.m.; Wednesdays, Thursdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 1 p.m. Continues through Sept. 6, $20-$25 per show; $50 for all three. Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley, 510-841-6500, ShotgunPlayers.org.

Mary Stuart A historical thriller set in Elizabethan England. Directed by Mark Jackson and adapted from Friedrich Schiller's Maria Stuart . Oct. 6-Nov. 7, $10-$30. Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley, 510-841-6500, ShotgunPlayers.org.

Story of My Life Northern California premiere of the Broadway musical. Written by Neil Bartram and Brian Hill and directed by Dennis Lickteig. Nov. 5-28, $11-$18. Contra Costa Civic Theatre, 951 Pomona Ave., El Cerrito, 510-524-9132, CCCT.org.

In the Wound A loose, musical take on Homer's The Illiad, performed by the Shotgun Players. Written and directed by Jon Tracy. First Saturday, Sunday of every month. Continues through Oct. 3, $10-$35. John Hinkel Park, 41 Somerset Pl., Berkeley, 510-981-6700, www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/parks/parkspages/JohnHinkel.html.

Loveland Matt Roth direct's Ann Randolph's play. Starting Sept. 24, Fridays, 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 5 p.m. Continues through Nov. 13, $20-$50. The Marsh Berkeley at Gaia Arts Center, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley, 510-644-4949, TheMarsh.org.

Macbeth Performance of Shakespeare's famous tragedy, directed by Joel Sass. With various special events; see CalShakes.com for more details. Sundays, 4 p.m.; Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 11, 2 p.m. Continues through Sept. 12, $34-$70, with various discounts. Bruns Memorial Amphitheater, 100 Gateway Blvd., Orinda, 510-548-9666, CalShakes.org.

MilkMilkLemonade Desdemona Chiang directs this dark comedy, written by Joshua Conkel. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Oct. 2, $12-$20. LaVal's Subterranean Theatre, 1834 Euclid Ave., Berkeley, 510-464-4468.

Much Ado About Nothing Jonathan Moscone directs Shakepeare's comedy. Sept. 22-Oct. 17, $20-$65. Bruns Memorial Amphitheater, 100 Gateway Blvd., Orinda, 510-548-9666, CalShakes.org.

Narukami and Chatsubo Two kabuki plays, presented by the Zenshinza Theatre Company. Sat., Nov. 13, 8 p.m., $48-$86. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 510-642-9988, CalPerformances.org.

Off the Page Staged reading of tow new plays: Survival Rate, written and directed by Keith Jefferds, and Bella, written by Christine Steers and directed by Michael Haven. Sun., Sept. 12, 7 p.m., $5. Masquers Playhouse, 105 Park Pl., Richmond, 510-232-4031, Masquers.org.

Other People's Money Romantic comedy directed by directed by Robert Estes and starring Bonnie Antonini, RoyAnne Florence, Keith Jefferds, Frederick Lein and Will Maier. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Oct. 26, $18. Masquers Playhouse, 105 Park Pl., Richmond, 510-232-4031, Masquers.org.

The Play About the Naked Guy A satire of the theater world, written by David Bell and directed by Evren Odcikin. Starting Nov. 4, Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Dec. 11, $12-$20. LaVal's Subterranean Theatre, 1834 Euclid Ave., Berkeley, 510-464-4468.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee production of the Tony award-winning musical, written by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin and directed by John Maio. Nov. 5-Dec. 18, $20. Masquers Playhouse, 105 Park Pl., Richmond, 510-232-4031, Masquers.org.

Wind in the Willows The Orinda Starlight Village Players stage an adaptation of the children's classic, adaptated by by Charlotte Meyer from the book by Kenneth Grahame. Fridays, Saturdays, 8:30 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 12, 4 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 19, 4 p.m.; Thu., Sept. 23, 8 p.m. Continues through Sept. 25, Adults $16, seniors and children $8. Orinda Community Center, 26 Orinda Way, Orinda, 925-254-2445.

World, Latin, Reggae & and Reggaetón

Afro-Cuban All Stars: Tue., April 19, 8 p.m., $22, $30, $38, $46, $52. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 510-642-9988, CalPerformances.org.

Buika: Fri., Nov. 5, 8 p.m., $26, $30, $34, $40. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 510-642-9988, CalPerformances.org.

Kodo: Feb. 3-4, 8 p.m., $22, $30, $38, $46, $52. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 510-642-9988, CalPerformances.org.

Pomegranates & Figs A Feast of Jewish Music: Sun., Dec. 5, 3 p.m., $20, $26, $30, $34, $40. Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 510-642-9988, CalPerformances.org.

SFJAZZ Presents Lila Downs: Wed., Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., $25, $45, $65. Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, 415-392-4400.

SFJAZZ Presents Omara Portuondo 80th Birthday Concert: Sat., Oct. 30, 8 p.m., $22-$75. Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, 415-392-4400.

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