Theater

Call It

Writers have dressed up the “boy meets girl, boy loses girl” trope for centuries now; from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to every Hallmark Channel...

Dark Song

More opera than musical (San Francisco Opera actually did a production in 2015), Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s Sweeney Todd is an exceedingly difficult...

Do the Time Warp

If being hit on the head by a piece of sponge foam toast or across the face by a flying condom isn’t your cup...

Past & Present Tense

Few plays explore Native American history or the modern-day social and political issues that continue to challenge that community. Mary Kathryn Nagle’s Sovereignty, running...

Appetite for Horrors

When Little Shop of Horrors opened in New York in 1982, it was in a small, 98-seat Off-Off-Broadway theatre. Its success led to its...

Dreams & Visions

In a recent conversation about on-stage diversity (and the lack thereof in the North Bay), a local theatre company’s artistic director posed...

Classic ‘Trap’

When something becomes popular enough to be successfully parodied, what made the original source material so popular tends to be forgotten. Case in point—the...

Humans Being

A family teeters on the brink of financial, emotional and physical collapse over Thanksgiving dinner in The Humans, at Novato Theater Company through Sept....

Laughing Matters

A recent New York Times headline asked the question, “Can a Play About Vaccines Be a Laughing Matter?” Bay Area audiences can...

Play in the Park

For 20 years, Mill Valley’s Curtain Theatre has treated local audiences to admission-free, fully produced Shakespeare plays performed in the small, outdoor amphitheater in...