TheatreFirst’s Bold Third Act

TheatreFirst’s Bold Third Act

Longtime East Bay company TheatreFirst reinvents itself with a bold new mission.

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The Long, Long Wait for That First Kiss

22 February, 2016 Theater No comments
The Long, Long Wait for That First Kiss

TheatreFIRST’s production stretches Stop Kiss out to the breaking point.

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A Drunken Irish Christmas

23 November, 2015 Theater No comments
A Drunken Irish Christmas

The Seafarer is a familiar type of play– or rather, two familiar genres rolled into one.

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The Original Romcom

17 September, 2015 Theater No comments
The Original Romcom

TheatreFIRST tries its hand at free Shakespeare in the park with Much Ado.

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Burying the Glengarry Leads

Burying the Glengarry Leads

TheatreFIRST revives a typically testosterone-fueled Mamet classic (the first of three local theaters to stage Glengarry Glen Ross in a few months).

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Can’t Start a Fire Without a Spark

29 September, 2014 Theater No comments
Can’t Start a Fire Without a Spark

Lauren Gunderson’s latest play explores the near-impossibility of love under state-sponsored repression. My review is on KQED Arts.

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Boys Will Be Girls

Boys Will Be Girls

TheatreFIRST reemerges from a producing hiatus to take over Berkeley’s Live Oak Theatre and produce Sarah Ruhl’s luminous take on Virginia Woolf’s Orlando. My review is on KQED Arts.

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Hanging Loose

Hanging Loose

THEATER REVIEW: SAN FRANCISCO

Show #95: Hanging Georgia, TheatreFIRST, October 9.

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