Theater critic Chloe Veltman wrote this week that the recession is taking its toll on the performing arts. As the Weekly was about to go to press, more bad news emerged: San Francisco's famed Magic Theatre may have to cancel its 2009 season if it can't raise $350,000 by Jan. 9. A statement pos ... More >>
The Pillowman is playwright Martin McDonagh at his best
Stealth aims low but hits its mark
Intersection for the Arts turns 40, right at home in the Mission
Need a love story to cry over? Leaf through The Notebook.
The girls of Thirteen get their freak on
At local indie houses: Anti-Bush docs and, uh, "Sing-Along West Side Story"
Thick Description's operatic Dreamlandia strains to realize its complex vision
A mind-blowing adaptation about three young urbanites lost in the vastness of the city
British Asian electronica, Czech surrealist film, and American jazz/dance storytelling
Denis Johnson's latest play takes us halfway to hell
The inaugural play of the R/Evolution Theater Company is an imaginative, poetic tale about the psychological struggle between two brothers
Frank Wortham's odyssey
Mingling With the Famous
Ethan Hawke stars in Hamlet
Presto Pronto and Cat's Paw, Doing Durang, The House of Mirth
Snow Falling on Cedars
Independence Day Directed by Roland Emmerich. Starring Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, and Will Smith. Courage Under Fire Directed by Edward Zwick. Starring Denzel Washington and Meg Ryan.