SF Playhouse

Dancing by Jeremy Kahn and Tristan Cunningham is a highlight of “1 2 3” at San Francisco Playhouse. (Courtesy Fei Cai)

Adult characters fare best in SF Playhouse’s ‘1 2 3’

The kids are not all right in East Coast playwright Lila Rose…

 

COURTESY JESSICA PALOPOLISusi Damilano

SF Playhouse’s ‘Tree’ a blossoming family drama

The tangled roots of one American family run deep in the new…

 

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Drama builds in SF Playhouse’s ‘From Red to Black’

Why would an “average white guy from suburbia” have been on a…

 

COURTESY JESSICA PALOPOLIJohnny “Rooster” (Brian Dykstra) dances with the May Queen (Julia Belanoff) in San Francisco Playhouse’s thrilling production of “Jerusalem.”

January 28: 'Jerusalem' and other SF events

Who’s in town Comedian Mike Birbiglia performs “Thank God for Jokes” in…

COURTESY JESSICA PALOPOLIJohnny “Rooster” (Brian Dykstra) dances with the May Queen (Julia Belanoff) in San Francisco Playhouse’s thrilling production of “Jerusalem.”
COURTESY JESSICA PALOPOLIJohnny “Rooster” (Brian Dykstra) dances with the May Queen (Julia Belanoff) in San Francisco Playhouse’s thrilling production of “Jerusalem.”

SF Playhouse produces epic ‘Jerusalem’

“Big” and “mythic” is how San Francisco Playhouse co-founder Bill English describes…

COURTESY JESSICA PALOPOLIJohnny “Rooster” (Brian Dykstra) dances with the May Queen (Julia Belanoff) in San Francisco Playhouse’s thrilling production of “Jerusalem.”
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Faith, politics fuel ‘Storefront Church’

For the past decade, playwright John Patrick Shanley has devoted himself to…

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SF Playhouse presents provocative ‘Ideation’

Since the staged reading of “Ideation” at the prestigious Bay Area Playwrights…

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‘Abigail’s Party’ swings with satire, bad manners

The booze flows freely in “Abigail’s Party.” So do the barbs, in…

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The play’s the thing

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

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Courtesy PhotoCraig Marker and Lauren English are excellent as a fighting couple in “Reasons To Be Pretty” onstage at SF Playhouse.

'Reasons to be Pretty’ a sad and funny look at relationships

In a society as beauty-obsessed as ours, the fairly simple story that…

Courtesy PhotoCraig Marker and Lauren English are excellent as a fighting couple in “Reasons To Be Pretty” onstage at SF Playhouse.
Courtesy PhotoPlaywright Neil LaBute is known for creating no-nonsense

Neil LaBute pushes buttons with ‘Reasons To Be Pretty’

Playwright Neil LaBute continues to address the question: Why are positive character…

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Courtesy PhotoGabriel Marin and Isabelle Ortega play a couple facing relationship challenges in SF Playhouse’s engaging “The Motherf**ker with the Hat.”

Addicts face moral issues in funny ‘Motherf**ker’

Stephen Adly Guirgis’ comedy-drama “The Motherf**ker with the Hat” begins so explosively…

Courtesy PhotoGabriel Marin and Isabelle Ortega play a couple facing relationship challenges in SF Playhouse’s engaging “The Motherf**ker with the Hat.”
Courtesy PhotoNew home: San Francisco Playhouse co-founders Susi Damilano and Bill English enjoy plentiful space in the 450 Post St. theater.

Bigger, better digs for SF Playhouse

Challenging as it is for a small nonprofit theater to take a…

Courtesy PhotoNew home: San Francisco Playhouse co-founders Susi Damilano and Bill English enjoy plentiful space in the 450 Post St. theater.
Courtesy photoMusical theater: SF Playhouse presents a new production of the Lerner and Loewe musical “My Fair Lady.” The stripped-down version of the show emphasizes Eliza’s emotional journey.

SF Playhouse presents new production of ‘My Fair Lady’

Who’s in townDustin Thomason, a Los Angeles-based TV writer and novelist, talks…

Courtesy photoMusical theater: SF Playhouse presents a new production of the Lerner and Loewe musical “My Fair Lady.” The stripped-down version of the show emphasizes Eliza’s emotional journey.
COURTESY MARK KITAOKA AND TRACY MARTINBroadway By the Bay is staging Lerner and Loewe's classic musical “My Fair Lady.”

Less is more for local production of ‘My Fair Lady’

A big musical in miniature, up close and personal, SF Playhouse’s “My…

COURTESY MARK KITAOKA AND TRACY MARTINBroadway By the Bay is staging Lerner and Loewe's classic musical “My Fair Lady.”
Courtesy PhotoComing to terms: In SF Playhouse’s “Reunion

‘Reunion’ a provocative look at rape, trauma

From early on in the SF Playhouse production of local playwright Kenn…

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'Period of Adjustment' offers wit, wisdom and woe for the holidays

At the beginning of SF Playhouse’s production of Tennessee Williams’ self-described 1960…

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Tense situation: Nic Grelli plays a Serbian soldier who interrogates a Muslim Croat

‘Honey Brown Eyes’ a gripping view of Bosnian war

In the program for SF Playhouse’s West Coast premiere of “Honey Brown…

Tense situation: Nic Grelli plays a Serbian soldier who interrogates a Muslim Croat

The depressed connect in satisfying ‘Tigers Be Still’

The titular tigers — tiger singular, actually — are incidental in hot…

SF Playhouse production 'Wirehead' explores a brave new brain

While an IQ test is required for some careers, “genius” profiling has…