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Design of a Decade: ‘Y2K’ by Killing My Lobster

KML’s first 2020 show is a gut-busting throwback to the final days of the last millennium.

Friday, 21 February, 2020 · Leave a comment

How Soon is Now: ‘Born in East Berlin’ World Premiere (Sandbox Series) by SF Playhouse

A new Sandbox play from the Playhouse is an imperfect recollection of clashing cultures the year before the Berlin Wall fell.

Thursday, 20 February, 2020 · Leave a comment

Comfortably Numb: ‘Ways to Leave a Body’ world premiere at Cutting Ball

Cutting Ball starts off the new decade with two one-act dreams about women whose bodies aren’t theirs.

Monday, 27 January, 2020 · 2 Comments

Virtual Insanity: ‘An Invitation Out’ West Coast Premiere by Quantum Dragon

An overlong, clichéd script is saved by great direction, a super cast, and eye-popping creative choices.

Thursday, 19 December, 2019 · 1 Comment

The Witch is Back: ‘Vinegar Tom’ West Coast Premiere at Shotgun

Ariel Craft is at the helm of Shotgun’s nearly-perfect remount of the Feminist take on ‘The Crucible’.

Tuesday, 17 December, 2019 · 2 Comments

Better off Broken: ‘Bull in a China Shop’ Bay Area Premiere at Aurora Theatre

Aurora’s final 2019 is a winning dramatic-comedy set during the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

Monday, 18 November, 2019 · 1 Comment

O Horny Night: ‘The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told’ at LCTC

LCTC stages a raucous, and somewhat bloated, retelling of biblical creation from the writer of ‘In & Out’.

Sunday, 10 November, 2019 · Leave a comment

Comedia y Muerto in The Mission: ‘Death and The Artist’ by BATCO

The Uruguayan play gets a loud – if uneven – adaptation by SF’s own BATCO.

Thursday, 7 November, 2019 · Leave a comment

Big-Top Burlesque: ‘The Soiled Dove’ by Vau de Vire

The creators of Teatro ZinZanni pitch a tent in Oakland for their sexy circus show.

Tuesday, 5 November, 2019 · 2 Comments