'War of the Roses' has Nerve and Flair

Cal Shakes' flawed, four-hour journey into political mayhem hints at and kind of achieves some of the nervy, assaultive flair of continental auteurs such as Thomas Ostermeier or Ivo van Hove. I can’t remember a production with so much go-for-broke acting on the Cal Shakes stage, or really any of the major Bay Area stages.

‘The War of the Roses’ runs September 15 at the Bruns Amphitheater in Orinda. For tickets and information click here.

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