I Wish to Go to the Festival

I Wish to Go to the Festival

The San Francisco International Arts Festival is back in full swing.

I give you the rundown of visiting and homegrown theater acts on KQED Arts. Read more

Branded for Life

11 September, 2012 Theater No comments
Branded for Life

Placas: The Most Dangerous Tattoo is a project that’s been in the works for four years. A coproduction of the San Francisco International Arts Festival, the Central American Resource Center, and Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, Placas was conceived as a serious examination of Salvadoran-American gang violence in San Francisco amid nationwide anti-immigrant hysteria. Playwright Paul S. Flores interviewed gang members, parents and intervention workers while working on the piece. The resulting play now premiering at the erstwhile Lorraine Hansberry Theatre at 450 Post Street (which will become the new SF Playhouse this fall) feels very much like it’s designed to educate, with a nuanced view of the social pressures of gang culture but also a lack of dramatic subtlety and tendency toward melodrama.

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Woody and the Magic Bus

Woody and the Magic Bus

Show #61: Magic Bus, Antenna Theater, May 28.

Show #64: Woody Guthrie’s American Song, Marin Theatre Company, June 1.

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Ain’t Over Till the Bald Puppeteer Bows

Ain’t Over Till the Bald Puppeteer Bows

THEATER REVIEW: SAN FRANCISCO

Show #58: Harlekin, Derevo/San Francisco International Arts Festival, May 20.

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