Cutting Ball Theater

An unhappy family comes to life in Cutting Ball’s ‘Uncle Vanya’

The plays of late-19th-century Russian writer Anton Chekhov are so rich with…

 

Shakespeare’s ‘Timon of Athens’ remarkably timely

“Timon of Athens” is so seldom performed, theatergoers seeing it for the…

 

Cutting Ball’s iconoclastic ‘Hedda’ confuses

Audiences of “Hedda Gabler” at Cutting Ball Theater might think that director…

 

Cutting Ball's ‘Mount Misery’ a timely, funny take on politics

Former U.S. defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld gets hoisted on his own petard…

Sophocles gets uneven update in Cutting Ball’s ‘Antigone’

“Remember, we’re women,” Ismene tells her sister, Antigone. Her warning, coming minutes…

Cutting Ball goes wild with ‘Ubu Roi’

Alfred Jarry’s 1896 satire “Ubu Roi” begins, famously, with Ubu shrieking “Merdre!”…

‘Krispy Kritters’ is chaotic, confounding

Why is “Krispy Kritters,” in the title of resident playwright Andrew Saito’s…

Cutting Ball’s ‘Chairs’ a new absurdist classic

Cutting Ball Theater’s current staging of mid-20th-century French playwright Eugene Ionesco’s “The…

Cutting Ball starts Strindberg cycle with panache

“It’s all a little complicated,” says the Old Man (James Carpenter) to…

Cutting Ball Theater’s ‘Tenderloin’ digs deep

For many San Franciscans, the Tenderloin is a place to pass through…

'Tontlawald' a freaky, fractured folktale

In the Estonian folktale upon which Cutting Ball Theater’s new experimental piece…

Cutting Ball Theater’s mesmerizing ‘Pelleas & Melisande’

We’ve come to expect rare revivals of 20th-century plays, original translations from…

Keeping the ball in the air

With more than 300 theater companies in the Bay Area, surviving, let…