Jean Schiffman

Brechtian morality tale goes down well at Cal Shakes

Comic talent abounds in ‘Good Person of Szechwan’

SF Playhouse’s ‘Cabaret’ dazzling and timely

Nationalistic numbers reflect today’s America

SF Mime Troupe takes witty trip to Treasure Island

Environmental issues abound in fun political comedy

‘Circular’ confusingly mixes myth, modern-day issues

Worthy themes in Alter Theater premiere don’t register

‘Action Hero’ could use more action

Actors stranded in Theatre Rhino’s idea-packed comedy

Cutting Ball Theater reprises ‘Bald Soprano’ with hilarity

Actors shine in Eugene Ionesco’s absurdist classic

ACT’s ‘Rhinoceros’ lively and timely

Ionesco’s absurdist classic relevant in 21st century

International artists take over Fort Mason

Theater, dance, music, spoken-word performers explore ‘path to democracy’

‘Who Killed Sylvia Plath?’ tells poignant story

Lorri Holt is excellent as late ‘Bell Jar’ poet

Realism and superheroes don’t jibe in ‘Supremacy’

Playwright Jason Mendez tackles too much in Exit Theatre premiere

‘Life Sucks’ amusingly updates ‘Uncle Vanya’

Custom Made takes playful approach with Aaron Posner’s adaptation

‘Significant Other’ a funny, tender look at love and friendship

San Francisco Playhouse production gets the details just right

Kate Hamill’s ‘Vanity Fair’ resonates in 21st century

ACT’s adaptation of Victorian novel is over the top yet amusing

‘Undiscovered Country’ a Shakespeare-Wild West mashup

We Players’ period piece is evocative, unexpected

Hershey Felder charms as Debussy in ‘A Paris Love Story’

Another great musical show from the performer, pianist, playwright

Mystical connection emerges in Magic Theatre’s ‘In Old Age’

“What sort of man are you?” The aged Abasiama asks that question,…

Theatre of Yugen’s ‘Helen’ offers funny, feminist perspective

“Nothing ever happens!” wails the title character in actor-playwright Ellen McLaughlin’s “Helen.”…