Category: Theater

TheatreWorks’ ‘Finks’ winks at history but blinks at drama

Given the feckless state of current congressional committees, a look back into the actual witch hunt of the House Un-American…

7 days ago

‘A Lesson from Aloes’ an ultimately affecting look at racism

In white South African playwright Athol Fugard’s 1979 three-hander “A Lesson from Aloes” onstage at Z Below in The City,…

1 week ago

‘The Humans’ foibles are all in the family

The humans who comprise the loving, rambunctious Irish-American Blake family in playwright Stephen Karam’s “The Humans,” the 2016 Tony Award…

2 weeks ago

Theatre Rhino costume crew dazzles in ‘Priscilla’

The program for Theatre Rhino’s “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert The Musical,” onstage at the Gateway Theatre in The City,…

3 weeks ago

Over-the-top teen angst in Shotgun Players’ ‘Dry Land’

Unwanted pregnancy, confused sexuality, the yearning for a sense of belonging and identity and love -- all can be part…

3 weeks ago

Everything’s alright with Ray of Light’s ‘Superstar’

Among the very first Tim Rice lyrics sung by Judas in “Jesus Christ Superstar” are: “My mind is clearer now,”…

4 weeks ago

‘Entomologist’s Love Story’ an affecting look at meeting and mating

“An Entomologist’s Love Story,” Melissa Ross’ world premiere at San Francisco Playhouse, is not the romantic comedy that its title…

1 month ago

Heidi Schreck’s ‘Constitution’ entertains, enlightens

“This is not a play,” announces playwright-performer Heidi Schreck at the beginning of her new and engaging performance piece/lecture/debate, “What…

1 month ago