Tag Archives: “Uncle Vanya”

Jim Carpenter wins Best Bay Area Actor award!

Cal Shakes Associate Artist and fellow blogger James Carpenter was just honored by the East Bay Express as part of their annual “Best of the East Bay” issue. Carpenter was lauded for—among other Bay Area portrayals—his roles in Cal Shakes’ … Continue reading

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Two Best Ofs, two Honorable Mentions.

Cal Shakes productions got the nod from area theater wags this week–Chad Jones named Pericles his number 2 production of 2008 at Theater Dogs, Sam Hurwitt lauded Uncle Vanya as his number 4 in the East Bay Express, and both … Continue reading

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Main Stage 2008 polls-a-poppin’—what’s your favorite??

OK, so, don’t try to deny it: We’re halfway through November already. Some people have finished shopping for holiday gifts, while the rest of us are just starting to feel the guilt of not having started. (Or, if you’re like … Continue reading

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Dan Hiatt talks Vanya to Chad Jones

“It’s almost like maybe I’m even sort of looking back on the time when I was Vanya’s age–I’m maybe a few years older than he is–from the vantage point of having gone through what he’s going through,” Hiatt says. “You … Continue reading

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Shots from the UNCLE VANYA set build

Tech starts tomorrow for Uncle Vanya–yep, that’s how quickly things go. It seems like just yesterday I was posting images and descriptions of Erik Flatmo’s set, and now it’s becoming a reality. Photos by Jay Yamada.

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“Everyone’s a Critic,”by Laura Hope

  Everyone’s a critic: Wilde, Chekhov and their detractors, otherwise known as “mildew.” Ah, my dear, gentle reader! I must say, I have been trying to balance a relationship with two very  demanding men this summer, and I am exhausted: … Continue reading

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Would ya check out that suit?!

Raquel Barreto’s costumes for our August production of Uncle Vanya will be “not stiff or dull,” said the costume designer during her Meet & Greet presentation last week. They’ll be a mix of 21st-century modern and turn-of-the-21st century Eastern Europe, … Continue reading

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“Tipped in like a valley, to hold you all in.”

This is the model for Erik Flatmo’s Uncle Vanya set. It will be “tipped in like a valley,” says director Timothy Near, “to hold you all in.” There will be a multitude of doors and stairways, to evoke the maze … Continue reading

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Scenes from a Country Life

We had our Meet & Greet for Uncle Vanya last Tuesday*, and it was positively edifying. I’m not going to lie–I was originally a bit skeptical about this gloomy-sounding Chekhov play. But in putting together the Vanya program (which is … Continue reading

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