San Francisco Playhouse

Fine acting, contrived premise in ‘White Girl’s Guide’

What might compel a white American teenage girl to join terrorists in…

 

Jolly holiday with SF Playhouse’s ‘Mary Poppins’

Like its famous source material, San Francisco Playhouse’s stage musical “Mary Poppins”…

 

Relationships unravel in SF Playhouse’s ‘You Mean to Do Me Harm’

The personal and political dialogue between and among two interracial couples of…

 

‘Sunday in the Park’ colorfully explores meaning of art

Being an artist has never been easy. Consider Georges Seurat, the 19th-century…

‘Entomologist’s Love Story’ an affecting look at meeting and mating

“An Entomologist’s Love Story,” Melissa Ross’ world premiere at San Francisco Playhouse,…

Intriguing ‘Effect’ explores science of human feelings

British playwright Lucy Prebble has achieved the rare feat, in her 2012…

SF Playhouse’s funny ‘Born Yesterday’ strikes modern note

As San Francisco Playhouse Artistic Director Bill English explains in the program…

SF Playhouse ‘Barbecue’ a smokin’ satire

The sly playwright Robert O’Hara seems to have multiple intentions in his…

Mesmerizing ‘Zenith’ digs into a shocking family tragedy

“Zenith” begins shockingly, as a woman in a car suddenly takes her…

Best of times at SF Playhouse’s ‘La Cage aux Folles’

San Francisco Playhouse has turned its cozy second floor theater into a…

Personal views reflect political reality in witty ‘Harm’

It’s no small accomplishment to create deeply human characters and personal conflicts…

SF Playhouse’s fun ‘Roommate’ takes inconceivable turn

In the first half of playwright Jen Silverman’s two-hander “The Roommate,” now…

Producing ‘Noises Off’ like solving a fun puzzle

Nonstop pratfalls, doors that open inadvertently or don’t work and disappearing plates…

SF Playhouse’s ‘Christians’ takes on trials of modern faith

In the beginning of “The Christians,” the leader of an Evangelical church…

SF Playhouse’s ‘She Loves Me’ a sweet holiday treat

Look out, Ebenezer Scrooge, and move over, Nutcracker. “She Loves Me,” which…

SF Playhouse’s ‘Seared’ a luscious, satisfying treat

San Francisco Playhouse just opened its new season with a world premiere…

Football meets theater in flashy ‘Colossal’

The main character in Chicago writer Andrew Hinderaker’s latest play, “Colossal” --…

‘The Nether’ takes intriguing journey through virtual reality

Jennifer Haley’s 2012 award-winner, “The Nether,” is deceptively formulaic at first: In…

‘Stage Kiss’ a charming valentine to theater

In “Stage Kiss,” a kiss is more -- much more -- than…

‘Dogfight’ a sentimental, authentic charmer

A love story with unorthodox, yet real, characters is a rare thing…