The Fall of Bay Area Theater

The Fall of Bay Area Theater

The sheer volume of great theater going on around the Bay Area can be daunting. I’ve picked out a

few likely standouts to get you started. Read all about ’em on KQED Arts.  Read more

The Empathic Duo

The Empathic Duo

Before the opening of the Bay Area premiere of Becky Shaw, SF Playhouse artistic director Bill English gave a stirring speech about theater as a gym for compassion, for developing the muscle of empathy. The sentiment rings true, but it’s also ironic going into a comedy about people who either lack compassion for anyone outside of their chosen circle or whose empathy draws them into trouble. Whether or not you empathize with these characters, you’re such to be entertained by them in this tantalizing first local glimpse of playwright Gina Gionfriddo’s work, thanks to an excellent cast and director Amy Glazer’s sharply paced staging.

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