Bay Area theatre – show this thread

The Bay Area’s theatre scene has been heating up a bit after five months of darkness and zoomy zooms. While the star of 2020 has been the video conferencing platform … Continue reading Bay Area theatre – show this thread

Corrie battles the digital to accentuate the personal in Pear Theatre’s ‘Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue’

The year 2020 has forced theatre artists to tap into the deepest recesses of their creativity, all while navigating fears and anxiety over a global pandemic. Whether it is looking … Continue reading Corrie battles the digital to accentuate the personal in Pear Theatre’s ‘Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue’

Billingslea shares a million reasons to support Black theatre through the Juneteenth Justice Theatre Project

Suit the action to the word, the word to the action, with this special observance, that you o’erstep not the modesty of nature: for any thing so o’erdone is from … Continue reading Billingslea shares a million reasons to support Black theatre through the Juneteenth Justice Theatre Project

Happy birthday, dear Jeffrey: Lo and friends gather on a ‘Bench’ to raise funds for Bay Area theatre companies

It was a table read like no other. And it will be a birthday like no other as well. “Jeffrey Lo’s Birthday Bench Project,” the eighth Bench Project production yet … Continue reading Happy birthday, dear Jeffrey: Lo and friends gather on a ‘Bench’ to raise funds for Bay Area theatre companies

A.C.T.’s fantastic ‘Gloria’ explores who can rightfully own a tragedy

NOTE: The final live performance of American Conservatory Theater’s production of “Gloria” took place on Wednesday, March 11th before being canceled from Covid-19 policies. The show, along with the company’s … Continue reading A.C.T.’s fantastic ‘Gloria’ explores who can rightfully own a tragedy

Gomez’ ‘Spanking Machine’ is ready to become unexpected number 13

*Note: This piece was the final feature I wrote before COVID-19 shut down mass gatherings only two days later. The original run of this show was scheduled for March 13th … Continue reading Gomez’ ‘Spanking Machine’ is ready to become unexpected number 13

Pérez González warns of forbidden fruit in the Magic’s ‘Don’t Eat the Mangos’

Ricardo Pérez González considers his newest play “Don’t Eat the Mangos,” currently in a rolling world premiere at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco a “wickedly funny tragedy.” Which begs … Continue reading Pérez González warns of forbidden fruit in the Magic’s ‘Don’t Eat the Mangos’

Review: Culture Clash explores the messy and magical in brilliant ‘(Still) in America’

The debate over what is and what isn’t American is full of nuance. While certain politicians and nativists tout that the greatness of this country is viewed through a tiny, … Continue reading Review: Culture Clash explores the messy and magical in brilliant ‘(Still) in America’

Review: Broadway SF’s ‘The Last Ship’ sails smoothly and then begins to sink

The skinny on the Bay Area national tour stop of “The Last Ship” is a tale of two halves. That first half is smooth sailing all the way, a warm … Continue reading Review: Broadway SF’s ‘The Last Ship’ sails smoothly and then begins to sink