A Little Something Extra
September 24, 2009
Although 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.