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'Midsummer Night's Dream' gets a unique production by Arabian Shakespeare Festival in S.F.
Cirque du Soleil's "Amaluna," adapted loosely from Shakespeare's 'Tempest,' is a entertaining show that falls just short of mind-blowing.
Berkeley’s Theatre Lunatico presents 'Convoy 31000,' based on stories on French women who fought the Nazis -- and the prices they paid.
Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour keeps the script of 'Nassim' secret until each performance, when he takes the stage with a surprise actor.
David Hirata's solo show 'The Jap Box' at The Marsh Berkeley tells the story of a Japanese magician whose act was co-opted by Americans.
Sheila Callaghan's clever rom-com "Elevada" -- featuring a great cast -- is presented by Shotgun Players at Ashby Stage in Berkeley.
Lloyd Suh's new play 'The Chinese Lady' at Magic Theatre tells of Afong Moy, the first Chinese woman in America who was paraded as an oddity.
"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is opening at the The Curran in S.F.; here's what you need to know about the books before you attend the show.
Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey Into Night" gets a pared-down but still powerful revival by Oakland's Ubuntu Theater Project.
Adapted from a hit indie movie, 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,' about drag queens on a road trip, comes to Walnut Creek.
'Rocky Horror Show,' Richard O’Brien's iconic campy musical about sexual freedom and mad science, gets 3 Bay Area productions in October.
Sam Shepard's final play, 'A Particle of Dread,' blends the story Oedipus with a murder mystery; it opens in Berkeley Oct. 18.
In time for Day of the Dead celebrations, Bay Area Theatre Co. presents 'Death and the Artist' in San Francisco.
In Clare Barron's odd and powerful "Dance Nation," at SF Playhouse, adults perform as competitive teen dancers -- the results will astound you.
"Mark Twain's River of Song" at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has some good music but fails to employ enough of Twain's character and wit.
Word for Word presents a haunting version of epic poem "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" that seems more a horror show than cautionary tale.
Town Hall Theatre opens season 75 with Matthew Lopez’ "Legend of Georgia McBride,” about an Elvis impersonator turned drag queen.
Caryl Churchill's feminist classic "Top Girls," with its famous fantasy dinner scene, gets a strong revival at ACT in S.F.
Cal Shakes' "Macbeth" offers some aesthetic flourishes, but uneven acting and direction eventually sink the production.
Sarah DeLappe's compelling "The Wolves" centers on a high school girls' soccer team; it opens City Lights' new season in San Jose.
Berkeley Rep presents Suzan-Lori Parks' racially charged ‘White Noise,’ a play she hopes has a an cathartic effect on audiences.
“Inked Baby,” about a young family grappling with a mysterious poison in their neighborhood, gets its Bay Area premiere at Crowded Fire Theater.
The farce 'Murder for Two' in Walnut Creek spoof's classic murder mysteries while serving up high-energy farce and some nifty piano playing.
Ike Holder's dark comedy "Exit Strategy" looks at what happens when a school can't be saved; it's playing at Aurora Theatre in Berkeley.
The hit Harry Potter stage spin-off, plus 'The Great Wave' and 'Top Girls' head an exciting fall 2019 Bay Area theater season.
Role Players ensemble presents Tennessee Williams' classic "Glass Menagerie" as part of the 2019 Eugene O'Neill Festival.
Annie Baker's 3-hour depiction of youthful suburban malaise gets a spot-on production at Aurora Theatre in Berkeley.
With '39 Steps,' TheatreWorks Silicon Valley kicks off its 50th season in grand comical style.
Molly Smith Metzler's new play 'Cry It Out' spells out the joys, fears, exhilaration and pressure of motherhood with compelling realism.
"Wicked," the Wizard of Oz-inspired musical returns to the Bay Area, and its story has never seemed more timely.
August Strindberg's "Miss Julie" is considered a stage classic yet strongly misogynistic -- two new S.F. adaptations address that issue.