Dennis Harvey

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Review: 'Grinders'

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"Grinders" keeps patting itself on the back for being so gosh-darn weird, but no laughs come out -- just that familiar belch of lamely "quirky" U.S. indie comedy. A decent no-budget tech achievement…

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Review: 'The Panel'

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Novelist Dorothy Bryant's first play, "Dear Master," turned the correspondence between Gustave Flaubert and George Sand into a viable if theatrically limited drama. That work also launched Berkeley's…

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Review: 'Mirandolina'

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Director Stephen Wadsworth is enjoying a Bay Area vogue, thanks to exquisitely nuanced stagings recently of works by Marivaux ("The Triumph of Love") and Wilde ("An Ideal Husband"), both at Berkeley…

Review: 'The Tempest'

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As a vehicle to show off American Conservatory Theater's post-quake Geary Theater home, one could hardly hope for a more technically spectacular shown than artistic director Carcy Perloff's new…

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