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ACT’s ‘Father Comes Home’ a gripping Civil War epic

In Suzan-Lori Parks’ engrossing drama “Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts…

 

Much about ACT’s ‘Heisenberg’ feels very familiar

You don’t need to know anything about early-20th-century German physicist Werner Heisenberg’s…

 

Plentiful ideas, little heat in ACT’s ‘Hard Problem’

How engaging you find Tom Stoppard’s latest play, “The Hard Problem,” now…

 

An uneven uncoupling in ACT’S ‘Last Five Years’

Time works in mysterious ways in “The Last Five Years.” Jason Robert…

ACT’s ‘Monstress’ captures Filipino immigrant experience

The two short stories by San Francisco writer Lysley Tenorio, “Monstress” and…

ACT's ‘Christmas Carol’ a fine holiday tradition

As it does every December, San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater is staging…

World War II-era Italy comes to life in ACT’s ‘Napoli!’

War is hell for the soldiers called up to fight in “Napoli!”…

The play’s the thing

The Bay Area theater scene doesn’t rest in summer — on the…

War through a soldier’s eyes

“Black Watch” has been taking audiences by storm ever since its 2006…

ACT’s ‘Stuck Elevator’ pushes buttons

Like its undocumented protagonist struggling to find a place in the city…

‘Stuck Elevator’ explores downs of Chinese immigrant experience

The term “boxed in” takes on new meaning in the world premiere…

‘Dead Metaphor’ a zinging political comedy

“So – what do you see yourself doing in five years?” It’s…

‘4000 Miles’ reveals beauty of everyday people

Sometimes it’s possible to be captivated by a play about ordinary people…

‘Tosca’: from opera to café to musical

“Conjuring a world in which love, betrayal and hope emerge from the…

ACT brings Brecht to life

Surely German playwright Bertolt Brecht’s lengthy, epic satires with music, packed as…