It’s a Motherfucker

It’s a Motherfucker

The San Francisco Playhouse gives Stephen Adly Guirgis’s The Motherfucker with the Hat its West Coast premiere, and it’s a motherfucker of a show. I reviewed it over at KQED Arts, where I had to be a bit coyer about the name. I did, however, get to say “there’s a veritable fluffload of profanity in the show.”

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Mismatched Mishmash

11 November, 2011 Theater No comments
Mismatched Mishmash

Longtime American Conservatory Theater actor Steven Anthony Jones opens the first season he’s programmed as the new artistic director of Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, the Bay Area’s foremost African-American theatre company, with a double bill of two one-act plays that have almost nothing to do with each other. The show also marks the theater’s opening in its new home at 450 Post Street, formerly the Post Street Theatre and Theatre on the Square, after several nomadic years.

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Ruination and Redemption

Ruination and Redemption

Suddenly there’s a small Lynn Nottage festival going on in the Bay Area, with two of the acclaimed contemporary playwright’s works running simultaneously on two sides of the bay: Ruined at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre’s production of Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine at Fort Mason’s Southside Theater (across the hall from, and formerly part of, Magic Theatre).

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