Shotgun Players

Martha Brigham, left, and Grace Ng play distraught high-schoolers in “Dry Land.” (Courtesy Ben Krantz Studios)

Over-the-top teen angst in Shotgun Players’ ‘Dry Land’

Unwanted pregnancy, confused sexuality, the yearning for a sense of belonging and…

 

The multi-talented ensemble of “Iron Shoes” includes, from left, Melanie Elms, Rowena Richie and Erin Mei-Ling Stuart. (Courtesy Ben Krantz Studio)

‘Iron Shoes’ a magical, modern fairy tale

Shotgun Players’ latest world premiere “Iron Shoes,” a multidisciplinary fairytale for modern…

 

Weightless, a world-premiere rock opera by The Kilbanes (Bay Area couple Kate Kilbane and Dan Moses) , opens at Z Space in February. [Courtesy Emily Sevin)

Winter 2018 Arts Preview: Theater

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

 

Brady Morales-Woolery and Sarah Mitchell are excellent multiple roles in Shotgun Players’ “The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence.” (Courtesy Jessica Palopoli)

Shotgun takes on computers, love in ‘Watson Intelligence’

“I’m going to make you irresistibly sexy,” the brooding and troubled Eliza…

Brady Morales-Woolery and Sarah Mitchell are excellent multiple roles in Shotgun Players’ “The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence.” (Courtesy Jessica Palopoli)
Julia McNeal and Caleb Cabrera appear in “The Events.” (Courtesy Jessica Palopoli)

Shotgun Players’ ‘Events’ a story of immediacy

Claire, a priest and community choir leader, believes she has lost her…

Julia McNeal and Caleb Cabrera appear in “The Events.” (Courtesy Jessica Palopoli)
Jessma Evans shines in the title role of Shotgun Players’ “Nora.” (Courtesy Pak Han)

Fast-paced ‘Nora’ updates Ibsen for 21st century

First produced in 1879, Swedish dramatist Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” --…

Jessma Evans shines in the title role of Shotgun Players’ “Nora.” (Courtesy Pak Han)
Jomar Tagatac and Elissa Stebbins appear in Shotgun Players’ intriguing “Caught.” (Courtesy Pak Han)

Shotgun Players’ ‘Caught’ dazzlingly ponders nature of truth

There are very few things you can take at face value in…

Jomar Tagatac and Elissa Stebbins appear in Shotgun Players’ intriguing “Caught.” (Courtesy Pak Han)
COURTESY PAK HANHugo Carbajal and Marilet Martinez appear in Shotgun Players’ world-premiere “Heart Shaped Nebula.”

Science, romance mix in ‘Heart Shaped Nebula’

Marisela Treviño Orta’s at times captivating, at times perplexing, drama “Heart Shaped…

COURTESY PAK HANHugo Carbajal and Marilet Martinez appear in Shotgun Players’ world-premiere “Heart Shaped Nebula.”
COURTESY PAK HANKenny Toll

Shotgun Players stage slick ‘Antigonick’

There’s almost nothing that isn’t interesting, at times fascinating, about Shotgun Players’…

COURTESY PAK HANKenny Toll
COURTESY JESSICA PALOPOLISteven Hess and Rosie Hallett have fun in Shotgun Players’ entertaining production “Harry Thaw Hates Everybody

Shotgun Players’ ‘Harry Thaw’ hits high notes

Despite the title, wealthy New Yorker Harry Thaw did not necessarily hate…

COURTESY JESSICA PALOPOLISteven Hess and Rosie Hallett have fun in Shotgun Players’ entertaining production “Harry Thaw Hates Everybody
COURTESY PAK HANFrom left

Shotgun Players stage tough, poignant ‘Electric Ballroom’

"We will always be alone," middle sister Breda (an anguished, and at…

COURTESY PAK HANFrom left
COURTESY PAK HANFrom left

Shotgun Players shine with Stoppard

Almost everything imaginable happens in the 15-year span that British playwright Tom…

COURTESY PAK HANFrom left
Anthony Fusco and Sharon Lockwood are superb as brother and sister Vanya and Sonia in Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of the Tony Award-winning "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."

'By and By' adds clones to offbeat coming-of-age story

"I'm cloned and I'm Canadian?" appalled 18-year-old Denise asks early on in…

Anthony Fusco and Sharon Lockwood are superb as brother and sister Vanya and Sonia in Berkeley Repertory Theatre's production of the Tony Award-winning "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."
Courtesy PhotoPatrick Kelly Jones is a convincing early socialist in Tom Stoppard’s “Shipwreck.”

‘Shipwreck’ won’t leave audience stranded

If you haven’t seen “Voyage,” the first of Tom Stoppard’s trilogy titled…

Courtesy PhotoPatrick Kelly Jones is a convincing early socialist in Tom Stoppard’s “Shipwreck.”
Courtesy PhotoBad guys: Steven Hess

Ongoing allure of Sondheim’s ‘Assassins’

They all had their reasons. Charles Guiteau wanted to be ambassador to…

Courtesy PhotoBad guys: Steven Hess