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Great Reviews for This Wide Night

Critic Charles Kruger of Theatrestorm gives This Wide Night 5 stars, his highest rating. He says the Anton’s Well production is “nothing short of extraordinary.” He goes on to say that:

“For nearly two hours, time seems to stop as we are carried through a full range of emotions.

By the end of the evening, the catharsis achieved is remarkable. The experience was an emotional marathon.

Rarely does empathy receive a workout like this!…

This is the sort of theatre that needs to be experienced and can barely be described.

But if you care about good theatre, good writing, and good acting, you really ought to attend.”

For the full review, please see:

Review: “This Wide Night” from Anton’s Well Theater Company at Berkeley City Club (*****)

Critic Lynn Zhou of the Daily Cal says that This Wide Night “takes two ex-convicts and explores the humanity behind them in a tender and intimate portrayal of two women adjusting to their newfound freedoms and their evolving relationship with each other.”

She says “much credit goes to actresses Mary Jo Price and Miia Ashley, who deliver captivating performances that elicit the nuances in the characters.”

For her full review, please see:

http://www.dailycal.org/2017/12/07/wide-night-berkeley-city-club/

Critic Ken Bullock of the Berkeley Daily Planet says ths play is a “very humane look at on offbeat relationship.”

For his full review, please see:

http://berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2017-12-09/article/46318?headline=Play-Review-This-Wide-Night-Anton-s-Well-Theater-Co.-at-the-Berkeley-City-Club

My Own Private Shepard

Robert Estes Photo for Website

The first play I ever went to by my own choice was True West. The first full production of a play that I ever directed was Curse of the Starving Class. And now I’m thrilled to be directing the Bay Area Premiere of Ages of the Moon, said title perfectly describing my lifetime engagement with Shepard’s plays.

I look forward to sharing this rueful comic drama with you!

Robert Estes, Artistic Director, Anton’s Well Theater Company

Anton’s Well Theater Company presents Ages of the Moon by Sam Shepard. Starring David Cramer as Ames and Don Wood as Byron. This Bay Area Premiere captures the essential Sam Shepard: intoxicating language, rambunctious comedy, the meaning of friendship, and a rueful appreciation of the confounding world we live in. Tickets are $17-$20. For reservations or questions, call 510.368.0090.

The Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704

Fridays and Saturdays, December 2-3, December 9-10, December 16-17, 8pm; Sundays, December 4, 11, and 18, 2PM.

 

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