Theater

Tension missing in Berkeley Rep’s ‘Great Wave’

U.S. premiere of political drama falls flat

ACT’s ‘Top Girls’ leads local Caryl Churchill revival

Production offers new take on 1982 award-winner

Disparate stories don’t connect in ‘Inked Baby’

Crowded Fire production could go deeper

Tovah Feldshuh brings Leona Helmsley to life

‘Walking Dead’ actress previews musical about Queen of Mean

‘Caroline’ needs change

Ambitious Ray of Light production suffers from sound challenges

‘Great Wave’ playwright wants to wash away stereotypes

Francis Turnly’s drama touches on Japanese, North Korean relations

Sumptuous ‘Anastasia’ retells historical myth

National tour boasts great sets and supporting characters

SF Shakes stages tuneful ‘As You Like It’

Final shows of free summer season come to The City

‘The Flick’ takes a tender look at movie house workers

Shotgun Players stage engaging production of Annie Baker’s Pulitzer Prize winner

Fall 2019 Arts Preview: Theater

Classic and contemporary stories come to stages across the Bay

Slapstick heaven in TheatreWorks’ ‘39 Steps’

Quartet of actors awe in fast-paced comedy

‘House of Joy’ a rich fairy tale set in imperial India

Madhuri Shekar tells complex story in Cal Shakes premiere

‘Play That Goes Wrong’ downright hilarious

Actors, crew display talent, bravery

‘Cry It Out’ addresses new mother work-life balance

Molly Smith Metzler’s humorous play could dig deeper

‘Roan @ The Gates’ looks at whistleblower’s dilemma

Yet drama’s missing in Central Works’ production of Christina Gorman play

New musical ‘Guppy’ bravely swims upstream

A Theatre Near U performers show spirit

African-American Shakespeare Co. sharpens Macbeth’s dagger

Modern translation of classic tragedy resonates

Sweet, loving words spoken in ‘Language Archive’

TheatreWorks mines comedy in quirky Julia Cho script

Bay Area Musicals stages buoyant ‘Hairspray’

Show has catchy tunes, fun dancing, social statement

Brechtian morality tale goes down well at Cal Shakes

Comic talent abounds in ‘Good Person of Szechwan’