“One good thing about music/When it hits you (You feel no pain)”– Bob Marley & The Wailers, “Trenchtown Rock” One can’t help but think of the SF Playhouse as the quintessential test case for re-opened Bay Area theatre. Although Cal Shakes and We Players have recently returned to […]
Can’t read the Writing on the Wall: [hieroglyph] world premiere by SF Playhouse and Lorraine Hansberry Theatre
Two great companies collab for a show that uses a popular lie to tell a troubling rape narrative.
A new Sandbox play from the Playhouse is an imperfect recollection of clashing cultures the year before the Berlin Wall fell.
Ray of Light stages an appropriately loud and lusty production for their final run of the cult classic.
RoL’s excellent cast and crew almost save Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s impotent take on the controversial story. Almost.
Lauren English’s light-touch direction can only do so much with this confused script about “singles rage”.
My second-ever viewing of a BAMSF show is fantastic production of the award-winning Off-Broadway musical.
Bitter Pill Double-Feature: ‘The Effect’ at SF Playhouse and ‘Eureka Day’ world premiere at Aurora Theatre
The idea of “better living through chemistry” results in an imperfect SF Playhouse show and an excellent Aurora show.
Ubuntu’s attempt to deconstruct Tennessee Williams’ classic paradoxically reveals how little they understand of the material.
Though Garson Kanin’s old play feels fresher than ever, not even Millie Brooks’ winning performance can save SF Playhouse’s stale production.