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Romance is Dread: ‘Elevada’ at Shotgun Players

A good cast can only do so much of this “satire” of rom-coms that supports their worst tropes.

Monday, 28 October, 2019 · Leave a comment

Loud AND Ladylike: ‘The Daughters’ World Premiere (Sandbox Series) by SF Playhouse

The changing face of SF’s Lesbian community is wonderfully realized in this Sandbox world premiere.

Wednesday, 23 October, 2019 · 2 Comments

Because ‘Nice’ is a Trap: ‘Dionysus was such a Nice Man’ West Coast premiere at foolsFURY

Kate Tarker’s darkly comic Greek myth remix is incredibly timely, if a bit bloated.

Monday, 7 October, 2019 · Leave a comment

‘Til Your Feet Bleed: ‘Dance Nation’ West Coast premiere at SF Playhouse

Clare Barron weaves a darkly comic tale of teen dancers under immense pressure in this Playhouse show.

Tuesday, 1 October, 2019 · Leave a comment

Doin’ it for Themselves: ‘Top Girls’ at ACT

Caryl Churchill’s incendiary piece gets a gripping new production from the ACT.

Monday, 30 September, 2019 · 1 Comment

We All Fall Down: ‘Free for All’ World Premiere at Cutting Ball

Megan Cohen turns ‘Miss Julie’ into a pre-apocalyptic farce of class warfare and fine dining.

Wednesday, 25 September, 2019 · 4 Comments

Dark Skin Don’t Bruise: ‘Inked Baby’ Bay Area Premiere by Crowded Fire Theater

Christina Anderson’s examination of Black bodily autonomy is wonderfully realized by Crowded Fire.

Wednesday, 18 September, 2019 · 2 Comments

This ‘Flick’ Needs an Editor: ‘The Flick’ at Shotgun

Incredible technical work can’t quite make up for Annie Baker’s bloated, meandering text.

Friday, 30 August, 2019 · 5 Comments

Bend, Stretch, Twist: ‘Dollhouse Monsters’ world premiere by DIVA or Die Burlesque

EXIT Theatre’s quintessential burlesque showcase returns with a show that’s really two shows with mixed results.

Monday, 15 July, 2019 · 1 Comment

Trog Talk: ‘Caveman Play’ World Premiere by FaultLine Theater

FaultLine premiere’s Savannah Reich satire of human progression that’s as subtle as a club to the head.

Friday, 12 July, 2019 · Leave a comment