Thackeray’s classic novel keeps the Victorian setting and adds modern gender politics in ACT’s lavish new production. Continue reading ‘Fair’ Game: ‘Vanity Fair’ at the ACT
ACT’s latest is a so-so tale of American crass, Chinese refinement, and the universal language of competition. Continue reading Off the Rim: ‘The Great Leap’ at the ACT
You wouldn’t think “rom-com” and “Vietnam War drama” would go together, but the ACT pulls it off well. Continue reading From ‘Nam to Rom-Com: ‘Vietgone’ at the ACT
A frustrating Pinter classic, an adorable children’s tale, and a sexy noir solo show made for a week of theatre only the Bay Area could provide. Continue reading Quick Theatre Catch-up: ‘Birthday Party’ at ACT, ‘Beautiful Oops!’ by BACT, and ‘A Fatal Step’ at The Marsh
Sorry, Frank – it was NOT “a very good year”.
Still, there were bright spots to be found. Continue reading Pillar of Salt: Looking back at the Best and Worst of 2017
Bad decisions at every turn torpedo ACT’s production of Shakespeare’s most famous text. Continue reading Stuff so Flat and Dull: ‘Hamlet’ at ACT
ACT’s show is many things – fun, invigorating, a celebration of a beloved artist – but “theatre” isn’t one of them. Not exactly. Continue reading This is Just a Tribute: ‘A Night with Janis Joplin’ at The ACT