Theater

Wild, wonderful women take charge in ACT’s ‘Men on Boats’

The high points of history have always tended to feature men –…

Tickets to go on sale Monday as Hamilton returns to SF

The hit play "Hamilton" is returning to San Francisco and tickets go…

‘Waitress’ a sweet, tuneful slice of life

Marshmallow Mermaid Pie, Blueberry Bacon Pie and I Hate My Husband Pie…

Eliza Gibson’s ‘A.I. Therapist’ provides comfort

In her solo show “Bravo 25: Your A.I. Therapist Will See You…

Nothing lands in ‘Miss Saigon’ including the helicopter

Slickly produced and soullessly executed, “Miss Saigon” has constructed her helipad at…

ACT’s ‘Sweat’ compassionately deconstructs American Dream

“Three generations of loyalty to the same company,” says Stan (Rod Gnapp),…

‘Red Scare’ at NCTC needs fine tuning

In his opening night speech, Ed Decker, artistic director at New Conservatory…

An unhappy family comes to life in Cutting Ball’s ‘Uncle Vanya’

The plays of late-19th-century Russian writer Anton Chekhov are so rich with…

Relationships unravel in SF Playhouse’s ‘You Mean to Do Me Harm’

The personal and political dialogue between and among two interracial couples of…

Matthew Morrison kicks off Bay Area Cabaret’s 15th season

It’s early in the day when Matthew Morrison comes to the phone…

Troubling Tennessee Williams’ ‘Baby Doll’ at Shelton Theater

One thing’s for sure: Tennessee Williams loved his female characters -- the…

Self-realized Nora’s back in ‘Doll’s House, Part 2’

The theater world is filled with slamming doors, but there’s never been…

A family bears riotous times in empathetic ‘Detroit ‘67’

The sounds of guns and tanks supply a gripping soundtrack for “Detroit…

Cal Shakes’ actors bring ‘Henry VI,’ ‘Richard III’ to life

When it comes to Shakespeare’s history plays, “Henry VI” has always been…

Cal Shakes’ ‘Everybody’ ponders life and death

Taking an urgent, here-and-now approach, California Shakespeare Theater’s West Coast premiere of…

Lesbian vacation getaway goes wild in ‘Palm Springs’

Things spin wildly, mostly amusingly, out of control, at a vacation getaway…

Real black women come into light in ‘White’

At the outset of “White,” Philadelphia playwright James Ijames’ funny and relevant…

‘Sunday in the Park’ colorfully explores meaning of art

Being an artist has never been easy. Consider Georges Seurat, the 19th-century…

‘Bathtub’ a bubbling, touching performance art piece

Even if she wasn’t literally soaking in bubbles, Siobhan O’Loughlin would have…