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ACT’s conservatory director for 25 years, Smith co-starred with Frances McDormand in the Oscar-winning 2020 film “Nomadland.”
The overlooked Bennet middle sister gets her moment in Pride and Prejudice sequel.
The booze and barbs flow in Shotgun's stylized new take on Virginia Woolf.
Jane Austen goes musical in San Francisco.
Darwin goes beach bum in a new play at the Berkeley City Club.
It's time once again for my top 5 Marin theatrical productions of the year.
A musical twist on The Shop Around the Corner charms at SF Playhouse.
A writer airs out all the old family secrets in Other Desert Cities.
An old-timey Jekyll/Hyde haunts Fremont.
Theresa Rebeck gets deep inside kitchen politics.
Berkeley Rep presents an eerily prescient It Can't Happen Here.
Berkeley Playhouse enchants with Peter Pan prequel.
CCMT revives a goofy musical trifle about the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Center REP's wedding musical is a welcome surprise.
Christopher Chen's Caught at Shotgun Players keeps peeling the onion of untruths.
Marin Theatre Company kicks off its 50th season with August: Osage County.
It’s odd that a play about phonetics as a predictor of socioeconomic class would become an enduringly popular musical.
Marin Theatre Company looks back on its last 50 years and forward to the next 50.
A traveling theatrical troupe mashes up Romeo and Jedi.
Angst, humor and lizards enliven Role Players Ensemble's Seascape.
Real Women Have Curves lovingly reminisces about the good old days in the family sweatshop.
Trolling leads to tragedy in Marin Shakespeare’s Othello, featuring their first ex-con star.
Shakespeare remix shifts focus from weak king to heroic queen.
Woodminster's La Cage aux Folles is a fine romance.
Mill Valley's Curtain Theatre sets Shakespeare's raucous comedy of mistaken identity in the flapper era.
Another summer, another Twelfth Night.
Altarena Playhouse produces the Sedaris sibs' popular Book of Liz.
Longtime East Bay company TheatreFirst reinvents itself with a bold new mission.
Three local companies present three very different takes on Othello this summer.
We Players puts the audience to work with a site-specific Old West Romeo and Juliet.