at Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Never underestimate the power of silly. Besides, not all theater has to be Theater. Geoff Sobelle and Trey Lyford mix Laurel and Hardy, Buster Keaton and Samuel Beckett's existential clowns to create a sort of postmodern interpretation of vaudeville, playing a pair of clowns that have come out of the silent-film era. A hit around the world, All Wear Bowlers arrives at Berkeley Rep in time for the holidays. Apparently, if you wear your bowler, you get a free gift. Report back: I'd love to know what they're handing out.
Playing November 24 through December 23
Gibraltar at The Thick House
Penned by one of our best local playwrights, Octavio Solis, Gibraltar had its world premiere at Oregon Shakespeare Festival a couple of summers ago and finally gets its San Francisco run thanks to Thick Description. This magical plays centers on an artist who's lost her love when he disappears from his boat just beyond the Golden Gate Bridge.
Playing November 17 through December 17
But wait! There's more….All Wear Bowlers