Who’s in town
Award-winning fiction writer Jill McCorkle talks about “Life After Life,” her new novel. [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park].
Education talk: Program addresses how urban planning can improve access to quality education in San Francisco. Speakers include San Francisco schools Superintendent Richard Carranza. Read More
At the beginning of San Francisco-based playwright Octavio Solis’ riveting new drama, “Se Llama Cristina,” premiering at Magic Theatre, a couple is slumped in a drug-induced stupor at a Formica table in a bare, seedy room.
Surfacing, they’re so wrecked they don’t even know their own names, let alone where they are and why, and who the other person is. The man is horrified to see a needle sticking out of his own arm and drug paraphernalia on the table. Read More
“The Brothers Size,” billed as part two of up-and-comer Tarell Alvin McCraney’s three-part “Brother/Sister Plays” about the black experience in the Louisiana bayou, is a more intimate, emotionally resonating offering than its predecessor, the more ethereal “In the Red and Brown Water.”
Magic Theatre opened “Brothers Size” Tuesday just a week after Marin Theatre Company launched, and already extended, “Water.” Read More