Arts & Events

West Edge Premieres Gauguin Opera in April

By Maura Lafferty
Friday March 15, 2013 - 03:18:00 PM
The post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin, sung by baritone Anders Froehlich and his Inner Voice, sung by soprano Shawnette Sulker in the American premiere of Fabrizio Carlone’s Bonjour M. Gauguin at West Edge Opera April 6, 12 and 14.

West Edge Opera continues its 2013 season with the American premiere of Italian composer Fabrizio Carlone’s Bonjour M. Gauguin on Saturday, April 6 at 8 pm, with repeat performances on Friday, April 12 at 8 pm, and Sunday, April 14 at 3 pm. -more-

AROUND AND ABOUT THEATER: Spring Show for Woodminster Musicals: 'Little Shop of Horrors'

By Ken Bullock
Thursday March 14, 2013 - 03:08:00 PM

Woodminster Summer Musicals has announced a Spring Thing: 'Little Shop of Horrors,' staged March 14-24 at the Regents Theatre in the Valley Center for the Performing Arts at Holy Names College, 3500 Mountain Road, in the Oakland Hills. -more-

New: Berkeley Copwatch Democratic Education Series:
Federalization of Police: Update on the Battle to Control OPD

Friday March 15, 2013 - 05:43:00 PM

Oakland based civil rights attorney James Chanin will discuss the federalization of Oakland police and the recent movement to hire William Bratton, the champion of “Stop and Frisk” policing. With over 40 years in the struggle for police accountability, from the establishment of the Berkeley Police Review Commission to the Negotiated Settlement Agreement (NSA) that guides Oakland’s police, James Chanin is a leading voice in the fight to stop police abuse. -more-

EYE FROM THE AISLE; Reprise of “The Couch” about Freud, Jung and his women wins for Women’s History Month

By John A. McMullen II
Thursday March 14, 2013 - 03:10:00 PM
Courtney Walsh, Peter Ruocco, Maggie Mason, Louis Parnell (top)

It was in the middle of the first act that I said to myself, “Hey! I’ve seen this play before.” Thirty years ago I was working for the Magic Theatre and Lynne Kaufman’s “The Couch” played there. There is an excellent reprise of it directed by Amy Glazer and produced by 3 Girls Theatre Company at 533 Sutter Street in San Francisco in SF above the Shelton Theatre. -more-