Details: Through April 30; Berkeley Rep’s Peet’s Theatre, Berkeley; $45-$97; 510-647-2949, www.berkeleyrep.org. Felder returns to the Bay Area June 7-July 2 to perform “Beethoven” at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts; $45-$105; theatreworks.org. 7 Erik Griffin: The comedian sure has it going on. He’s earned a following playing the recurring character Montez on TV’s “Workaholics.” He released his first comedy album, “Technical Foul: Volume One,” last month, and he’s ready to debut a Comedy Central special later this year. He does a popular stand-up show, too, and comes to San Jose Improv this weekend.
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Kanak, who is Indian-American, started playing at 5. “I think my head was the only thing above the table,” he says, recalling the halcyon days of his youth. His mother, Karuna Jain, a hypnotherapist, had been playing for fun at the Indian Community Center near their Milpitas home when her 8-year-old daughter, Prachi — now the top-ranked American girl younger than 14 — began asking to play. “Before that, I tried so many classes — ballet, soccer — but she never showed any interest,” Jain says. “But she took to table tennis like a duck to water.” Then, Kanak wanted to spread his tiny wings. “I don’t think he could see over the net,” says his mother, “and I don’t know how he saw the ball.”.
Khan traces his interest in mythology to his literature-loving mother, Growing up, he devoured Greek mythology and the scared stories of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and of course Hinduism, But his abiding passion for the Mahabharata came from his early professional experience with director Peter Brooks in the late 1980s, Starting at the age of 13, Khan spent adorable baby ballet shoes two years touring internationally with the Shakespeare Company’s production of Mahabharata, “a fascinating experiencing in that almost every night we performed Mahabharata in semi-entirety, I became very close to the female actresses, who became motherly toward me, I thought whenever I tackle this, I’ll tackle it from the point of view of a female character.”..
“She was a photographer, then a painter, then a photographer again, so there’s beautiful, long-developed vision. She’s an artist through-and-through who prints her own work,” says Nan Phelps, whose Nan Phelps Photography at 398 Colusa Ave. in Kensington presents “Found in Time,” a rare show of Toby’s work May 7 to June 7. Phelps says most contemporary photographers use digital tools and techniques to tighten their work — sapping the pictures of life and leaning to sterile austerity. “Lisa’s images are exuberant, loose, the work of a master craftsperson.”.
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