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Jolly holiday with SF Playhouse’s ‘Mary Poppins’

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

 

Intriguing ‘Effect’ explores science of human feelings

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

 

SF Playhouse ‘Barbecue’ a smokin’ satire

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

 

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 ‘She Loves Me’ a sweet holiday treat

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

A black actor sparks drama in ‘Red Velvet’

“Red Velvet’ is based on the true story of a little-known classical…

‘Stage Kiss’ a charming valentine to theater

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

Love, marriage side by side in SF Playhouse’s lively ‘Company’

Looking for a musical summer cocktail? Blend five parts marriage with three…

SF Playhouse closes season with ‘Company’

In an effort to present the best of American musical theater, is…

SF Playhouse makes happy journey ‘Into the Woods’

With a Disney-fied big-screen version looming for Christmas, San Francisco Playhouse’s summer…

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

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

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

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

Bigger, better digs for SF Playhouse

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

‘Honey Brown Eyes’ a gripping view of Bosnian war

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

SF Playhouse production 'Wirehead' explores a brave new brain

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