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A Little Something Extra

September 24, 2009

womansfp.jpgAlthough I didn't realize it until intermission when artistic director Patrick Dooley made an announcement, I witnessed a small but significant historical occasion at the Berkeley theatre company Shotgun Players last night: For the first time in its history, the company added a Wednesday night performance. Shows now play from Wednesday to Sunday, instead of Thursday to Sunday.

This doesn't sound like a big deal: Companies often extend their runs around here. But one rarely hears about theatre organizations adding extra weekly performances throughout a run in this way. The move seems especially bold during a recession. The house for Marcus Gardley's new play about Rosie the Riveter, This World in a Woman's Hands, was fairly full too. Go Shotgun.


  • It is absolutely wonderful that Shotgun added Wednesday shows to their schedule - I just wanted to point out, however, that other companies previously announced similar additions to their performance schedules. Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley announced a few months ago the addition of new Tuesday evening performances to the schedule this season. Every production at Aurora now has 7pm performances on Tuesdays, in addition to performances Wed-Sat. at 8 and Sun. at 2 and 7. The complete season schedule can be seen at

    By Blogger erica lewis, At September 24, 2009 at 11:01 AM  

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