Category: Theater

‘Falsettos’ hits high notes for chosen family values

Creating a chosen family is a concept that blends well with progressive San Francisco values, and when the person choosing…

3 days ago

Materialism abounds in funny ‘Yoga Play’

The road to enlightenment is paved with stress and subterfuge in “Yoga Play.” Dipika Guha’s satirical comedy, now making its…

5 days ago

‘Working is the best thing’ for Chita Rivera

By the time most people see their 80s, thoughts of work are long gone and endless travel beckons. Almost seven…

5 days ago

‘Great Leap’ mixes hoops and hopes at ACT

Politics, culture clashes and generational divides are recurring themes for playwright Lauren Yee. The recent production of her “King of…

1 week ago

‘Transfers’ compellingly asks: Who gets the elite education?

By the time the first scene of Lucy Thurber’s intriguing drama “Transfers” ends, you’re likely to be rooting for both…

3 weeks ago

‘Beach Blanket’ stage manager John Camajani retires after 40 years

In 1979, when John Camajani got a theater job behind the scenes at “Beach Blanket Babylon,” he had no idea…

3 weeks ago

Nigerian family’s conflicting emotions fuel ‘Her Portmanteau’

There’s an exquisite scene in the middle of “Her Portmanteau,” playwright Mfoniso Udofia’s affecting three-hander now premiering at American Conservatory…

3 weeks ago

Imagination flags in Utopia Theatre’s ‘Every Day Alice’

It’s a great idea for a play: a writer named Alice, who’s perhaps bipolar, loses her extravagant imagination when she’s…

4 weeks ago