From left, Micael Bogar, Lauren Hayes, Emily Stone, Britt Lauer, Baily Hopkins and Julie Douglas are excellent in We Players’ “Roman Women.” (Courtesy Lauren Matley)

We Players’ ‘Roman Women’ enthrall at Palace of Fine Arts

There’s an incantatory, mesmerizing quality to We Players’ “Roman Women,” which, with…


Brennan Pickman-Thoon, giving a toast at center, plays the title character in The Cutting Ball Theater’s effective “Timon of Athens.” (Courtesy Liz Olson)

Shakespeare’s ‘Timon of Athens’ remarkably timely

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


San Francisco Symphony closes its 2016-17 season with performances of Berlioz’s groundbreaking “Roméo et Juliette.”  (Courtesy Stefan Cohen)

SF Symphony’s Berlioz ‘Roméo et Juliette’ c’est magnifique

When Hector Berlioz set out to write “Roméo et Juliette,” he vowed…