Molly Samuel

Reporter/Producer

Birding on Alcatraz

Apr 2, 2013
Molly Samuel

Alcatraz Island is famous mainly for one thing: its prison. But it’s also a good place to lay eggs.

The Berkeley theater company Shotgun Players started performing twenty years ago in the basement of a Berkeley pizzeria. Now it’s got its own building, but the company has stuck with its founding principles: taking on little-known or brand new plays and working hard to create theater for the community.

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the company is presenting an entire season of world premieres: five brand new plays.