Theater

ACT stages top production of ‘Top Girls’

Caryl Churchill’s modern classic a strong season opener

Cutting Ball reimagines ‘Miss Julie’ with panache

‘Free For All’ cleverly updates Strindberg classsic

Zany antics spoil ‘Dionysus Was Such a Nice Man’

foolsFURY show unsuccessfully mixes comedy and tragedy

Actors take charge in Cal Shakes’ ‘Macbeth’

Tragedy boasts strong ensemble, innovative set design

‘Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ a vivid, cautionary tale

Word for Word brings Coleridge’s epic poem to life

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