New Conservatory Theatre Center

Steves and laughs abound in NCTC’s ‘Steve’

Meet Steven (Greg Ayers), a quip-prone, middle-aged gay man with middle-aged angst…

 

‘Red Scare’ at NCTC needs fine tuning

In his opening night speech, Ed Decker, artistic director at New Conservatory…

 

‘Pigs’ fly but don’t quite land at NCTC

Porcine aviation is the current goal at New Conservatory Theatre Center, and…

 

Winter 2018 Arts Preview: Theater

The theater season serves up major tours, offbeat experiments, musicals, comedy and…

Spirited NCTC ‘Avenue Q’ extends past the holidays

In program notes for New Conservatory Theatre Center’s annual holiday run of…

Cross-dressers take spotlight in ‘Casa Valentina’

The clothes in New Conservatory Theatre Center’s regional premiere of Harvey Fierstein’s…

Funny guy fuels NCTC’s ‘Buyer & Cellar’

Hello gorgeous: “Buyer & Cellar” at the New Conservatory Theatre Center is…

Velina Brown’s performance lights up NCTC’s ‘Mothers and Sons’

The title of Terrence McNally’s “Mothers and Sons” (now at New Conservatory…

Family drama ‘Sagittarius Ponderosa’ needs focus

Called “whimsical” in its promotional materials, the world premiere of “Sagittarius Ponderosa”…

Comedy overwhelms drama in NCTC’s ‘Harbor’

When couples enter long-term relationships without total clarity and agreement about potential…

NCTC's Middle East -set ‘R&J’ doesn’t transcend context

In the late 1990s, playwright Joe Calarco set his abridged, four-actor version…

“Die Mommie Die!’ sparkles with campy fun

Hot on the high heels of Charles Busch’s recent San Francisco cabaret…

‘Cock’ a limp exploration of relationships

Despite the potential for title titillation, “Cock” at New Conservatory Theatre Center…

NCTC’s ‘Homosexuals’ needs more practice

Stephen Sondheim fans may find the master composer curiously omnipresent in "The…

‘Yellow’ a harrowing tale of a family

Playwright and stand-up comic Del Shores may be revered for his camp…

Stroll down gritty, joyful ‘Avenue Q’

Ten years after snatching Tony Awards for best musical, book and score,…

‘Submission’ a story of race, lies and theater

Playwright Shaleeha G’ntamobi’s new work about an alcoholic black mother and her…

‘Slipping’ is missing human connections

Eli, the gay, teenage protagonist in erstwhile local playwright-actor Daniel Talbott’s new…

Theater List

The Laramie Project: 10 Years LaterThrough April 29. $24-$45. Members of the…

‘Maurice’ hits U.S. stage almost a century later

Almost one hundred years ago, homosexuality was outlawed in Great Britain. That…