Theater

Shine On

At a time when occupational safety regulations are being loosened and funding for the agencies responsible for their enforcement being reduced, it’s good to...

Odd Pairing

Playwright Ayad Akhtar burst on the theater scene in 2013 with Disgraced, a searing drama about identity politics and Islamophobia, which earned him the...

Dramatic Mouthful

In late 1942, when our country was a year into World War II, Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth opened on Broadway. Wilder,...

Early Bloomers

“Totally fucked.”That, dear readers, sums up the teen angst expressed via song in Spring Awakening, Marin Musical Theatre Company’s latest offering. It runs at...

Vintage Broadway

Anyone going to a performance of Hello, Dolly!—running now at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre through March 17—with an appetite for an enlightened look...

Trial of the Centuries

“Satire,” said American playwright and humorist George S. Kaufman, “is what closes Saturday night.”That quote came to mind as I sat in the audience...

Comic Spoils

When Joe Orton’s Loot opened in Cambridge, England, in 1965, it created such a scandal that the Lord Chamberlain, England’s official theater “censor” until...

Technicolor Trap

Mysteries and thrillers present interesting challenges for critics. We want to give audiences enough of an idea of the plot to pique their interest...

Take Note

When playwright August Wilson died in 2005, he left behind a body of work that has become a staple of American theater. As much...

Top Torn Tickets

It’s said that musicals are the bread and butter of community theater, so here’s a list of the North Bay productions I toasted this...