Our critics weigh in on local theater
Mean architects make for some fun, but after they make a grad student snap, the fun ends
It's awfully cerebral for a story about love -- but we dig that door-slamming scene
Rebelling against conventional marriage -- and against convention
Books and their consequences in two plays about free speech
Cal Shakes uses an appropriately light touch with Chekhov's "comedy"
A 1957 play about a powerful country's war in a far-off, arid land still feels relevant today
Amy Freed spins light fun out of conspiracy theories about Shakespeare's identity
Does Thornton Wilder's windy, reality-bending play belong at a festival devoted to the Bard?
The Aurora Theater infuses Shaw's battle of the sexes with lively grace
Berkeley Rep delivers a deliciously lusty, funny rendition of Farquhar's farce
Spectacular visual effects invigorate An Ideal Husband; the doggish antics of Kingfish
A Place With the Pigs probes the hell of inertia; A Moon for the Misbegotten trips on its long-winded sincerity