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Bardy Music: A Musical Rendition of Shakespeare Strikes Gold

Resisting the temptation to cast all-male or all-female players in a play…

    Wed Jul 23rd, 2014 4:00am By Lou Fancher

Toe-to-Toe: A Small Dancer Swallows a Heavyweight Champ Whole

In Tough, dance artist Chris Black's portrayal of John L. Sullivan isn't…

    Wed Jul 16th, 2014 4:00am By Lily Janiak

Nickled and Dimed: A Classic Play About a Conniving Junk-Store Owner Finds New Footing

Profane poetry and the art — or lack thereof — of the…

    Wed Jul 2nd, 2014 4:00am By Lou Fancher

Sketchy: A New Show from a Veteran Performer Doesn't Quite Capture the Full Picture

In Each and Every Thing, his new solo show at the Marsh,…

    Wed Jul 2nd, 2014 4:00am By Lily Janiak

Staging the Impossible: Local Theaters Take on Daunting Feats of Interpretation

Word for Word, as its name suggests, is perhaps unique among theater…

    Wed Jun 18th, 2014 4:00am By Lily Janiak

Creek Coming-of-Age: A Teen Grows Up Fast With Her Feet Submerged in Berkeley History

Navel-gazing gains novelty in Shotgun Players' Daylighting: The Berkeley Stories Project, a…

    Wed Jun 18th, 2014 4:00am By Lou Fancher

Spicing It Up: Theatre of Yugen Inverts Its Process for a New Noh-Inspired Show

This Lingering Life, which opens this week, is a departure for playwright…

    Wed Jun 4th, 2014 4:00am By Lily Janiak

The Price of Everything: Tony Kushner Writes an Epic for the Stage

Behemoth in duration(nearly four hours), Pulitzer-award winning playwright Tony Kushner's long-awaited West…

    Wed Jun 4th, 2014 4:00am By Lou Fancher

Desperate Times: Female Playwrights Chronicle Painful Ordeals in Two of the Fiercest Plays in Town

At the close of Chasing Mehserle, a new play by Chinaka Hodge…

    Wed May 21st, 2014 4:00am By Lily Janiak

Bacchanal: The Stage Becomes the Dancefloor in a Paris-to-S.F. Playwright Exchange

In the theater world, new-play festivals tend to be bare-bones readings (think…

    Wed May 7th, 2014 4:00am By Lily Janiak