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Fear not, because it isn’t the only based-on-historical-events show in town this month.


Roe at the Berkeley Rep.

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Leni at the Aurora Theatre Company.

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Eclipsed at the Curran.

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Needles and Opium at A.C.T.

Photo: Nicola Frank Vachon

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1. For fans of Roe v. Wade: Berkeley Rep hosts the world premiere of Roe, about attorney Sarah Weddington and plaintiff Norma McCorvey (“Jane Roe”) in the years following the landmark case. Mar. 3–Apr. 2,

2. For History Channel buffs: Berkeley’s Aurora Theatre Company presents Leni, about the German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl—a cinematic genius, but notorious for her Nazi propaganda work. Opens Mar. 10,

3. For globalists: Following a highly successful run on Broadway, Eclipsed lands at the Curran. The play, performed by an all-female cast, tells the story of five women living through the Liberian civil war. Mar. 7–19,

4. For jazzheads: A.C.T. presents Needles and Opium, a heroin-soaked drama about jazz legend Miles Davis and French filmmaker Jean Cocteau—all staged inside a giant suspended cube. Opens Mar. 30,


Originally published in the March issue of San Francisco

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