Category: Theater

Cal Shakes’ ‘Everybody’ ponders life and death

Taking an urgent, here-and-now approach, California Shakespeare Theater’s West Coast premiere of playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ “Everybody” is a forceful, energetic…

3 weeks ago

Lesbian vacation getaway goes wild in ‘Palm Springs’

Things spin wildly, mostly amusingly, out of control, at a vacation getaway for two lesbian couples in “Oedipus at Palm…

1 month ago

Real black women come into light in ‘White’

At the outset of “White,” Philadelphia playwright James Ijames’ funny and relevant race-relations comedy onstage in a Shotgun Players production…

1 month ago

‘White Feminist’ ponders journey of the privileged and oppressed

Pennsylvania actress Lee Minora, who’s bringing her satirical one-woman show “White Feminist” to San Francisco this month, doesn’t necessarily have…

1 month ago

Classics and more in classy Oregon Shakespeare fest

Even a whirlwind trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland offers a sampling of the company’s enormous range. For…

2 months ago

‘Dry Powder’ a chilling look at high finance

At one point in Sarah Burgess’ little gem of a play, “Dry Powder,” I scribbled in my notebook, “What is…

2 months ago

‘Stop Stopping’ an amusing, if slight, self-help satire

On opening night of his presentation at The Marsh in San Francisco, Dale Thorhammer, a self-described “success coach to the…

2 months ago

‘Good. Better. Best. Bested.’ a wild and whimsical Las Vegas-set comedy

Don’t worry about the awkward title. Jonathan Spector’s “Good. Better. Best. Bested.,” developed in his own Berkeley company Just Theater…

2 months ago