There are many ways to tell the nativity story, and the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre’s “Rejoice!” puts the swing — as well as generous helpings of jazz, blues, rock and gospel — into this year’s version.
The company — which made Langston Hughes’ “Black Nativity” its traditional holiday offering for a decade — is giving the world premiere of this short, sassy musical. Read More
A reorganized, highly charged Lorraine Hansberry Theatre opened its 31st season in a new space with a thought-provoking, if not completely successful, program of two one-act plays — one a classic of black theater, one new.
Steven Anthony Jones — artistic director at the helm in the wake of the 2010 deaths of company co-founders Stanley E. Williams and Quentin Easter — directed both: Douglas Turner Ward’s 1965 satire “Day of Absence” and Marcos Barbosa’s “Almost Nothing.” Read More
Lorraine Hansberry Theatre is closing its 30th season in top form at Fort Mason’s Southside Theatre with a top-flight production of “Fabulation,” a sharp, funny and unapologetically unsentimental story about a self-centered woman who finds love and family only as a result of losing money and power.Lynn Nottage, Pulitzer Prize winner for “Ruined,” now onstage across the Bay at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, is the author of the edgy morality tale, subtitled “The Re-education of Undine.”&n Read More