Golden Thread’s ReOrient festival of short plays gives a strong sense of the diversity of Middle Eastern cultures and voices.
Shotgun Players presents an unforgettable Eurydice.
Tis the season for fall picks.
Anna Deavere Smith’s latest show doesn’t just report on the school-to-prison pipeline for underserved youth in this country–it puts the audience on the spot to work toward solutions.
Cal Shakes goes back to the Golden Age of Spanish drama with Life Is a Dream.
Megan Trout and Mark Jackson play two closely intertwined people living three different lives.
Steven Anthony Jones plays Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
Lisa D’Amour’s dark comedy gnaws at the unease lurking beneath suburban life.
The Marsh is
crowdfunding for a year of free performances of The Waiting Period, Brian Copeland’s monologue about suicidal depression, in hopes that the people who need it most will get a chance to see it. Read all about it in my article on KQED Arts. Read more
New Caryl Churchill play breaks in ACT’s shiny new Strand Theater. Read my review on KQED Arts.
The last time I’d been in the Strand was 25 years ago, back when it was a grimy old movie theater, attending the Rocky Horror Picture Show because I was dating somebody in the live cast at the time. It looks a whole lot different now.