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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Melissa Smith, longtime head of ACT’s MFA program, dies at 64 by Sam Hurwitt

ACT’s conservatory director for 25 years, Smith co-starred with Frances McDormand in the Oscar-winning 2020 film “Nomadland.”

SOURCE: San Francisco Chronicle at 01:12AM
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Miss Bennet If You’re a Single Man in Possession of a Good Fortune by Sam Hurwitt

The overlooked Bennet middle sister gets her moment in Pride and Prejudice sequel.

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 03:48AM

George and Martha — Sad, Sad, Sad by Sam Hurwitt

The booze and barbs flow in Shotgun's stylized new take on Virginia Woolf. 

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 03:48AM

The Singing Bennets by Sam Hurwitt

Jane Austen goes musical in San Francisco.

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 03:48AM

You Tell Me That It’s Evolution by Sam Hurwitt

Darwin goes beach bum in a new play at the Berkeley City Club.

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 03:48AM

Northern Highlights by Sam Hurwitt

It's time once again for my top 5 Marin theatrical productions of the year.

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 03:48AM

Dear Frenemy by Sam Hurwitt

A musical twist on The Shop Around the Corner charms at SF Playhouse. 

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 03:48AM
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Family Lies by Sam Hurwitt

A writer airs out all the old family secrets in Other Desert Cities. 

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 03:33AM

Me and My Shadow by Sam Hurwitt

An old-timey Jekyll/Hyde haunts Fremont.

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 03:33AM

Cooking up Trouble by Sam Hurwitt

Theresa Rebeck gets deep inside kitchen politics.

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 03:33AM

Fascism Is in Fashion by Sam Hurwitt

Berkeley Rep presents an eerily prescient It Can't Happen Here. 

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 03:33AM

Peter Prequel by Sam Hurwitt

Berkeley Playhouse enchants with Peter Pan prequel.

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 03:33AM

Founding Follies by Sam Hurwitt

CCMT revives a goofy musical trifle about the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 03:33AM
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Wedding Zinger by Sam Hurwitt

Center REP's wedding musical is a welcome surprise.

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 02:37AM

Peeling the Onion of Truth by Sam Hurwitt

Christopher Chen's Caught at Shotgun Players keeps peeling the onion of untruths.

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 02:37AM

An August Ensemble by Sam Hurwitt

Marin Theatre Company kicks off its 50th season with August: Osage County.

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 02:37AM

Dialect Is Destiny by Sam Hurwitt

It’s odd that a play about phonetics as a predictor of socioeconomic class would become an enduringly popular musical.

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 02:37AM
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

MTC at 50 by Sam Hurwitt

Marin Theatre Company looks back on its last 50 years and forward to the next 50.

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 08:26PM

by Sam Hurwitt

A traveling theatrical troupe mashes up Romeo and Jedi.

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 02:40PM
Friday, September 16, 2016

Leaping Lizards by Sam Hurwitt

Angst, humor and lizards enliven Role Players Ensemble's Seascape.

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 07:25PM

Behind the Curves by Sam Hurwitt

Real Women Have Curves lovingly reminisces about the good old days in the family sweatshop.

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 07:25PM
Thursday, September 8, 2016

A Moor with Conviction by Sam Hurwitt

Trolling leads to tragedy in Marin Shakespeare’s Othello, featuring their first ex-con star.

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 05:21PM

New Feminist Shakespeare by Sam Hurwitt

Shakespeare remix shifts focus from weak king to heroic queen.

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 05:20PM

Love Is a Drag by Sam Hurwitt

Woodminster's La Cage aux Folles is a fine romance.

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 05:20PM
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

A Roaring 20s Comedy of Errors by Sam Hurwitt

Mill Valley's Curtain Theatre sets Shakespeare's raucous comedy of mistaken identity in the flapper era.

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 04:46PM
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Take the Twelfth by Sam Hurwitt

Another summer, another Twelfth Night.

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 12:37AM
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Cheeseball Comedy by Sam Hurwitt

Altarena Playhouse produces the Sedaris sibs' popular Book of Liz.

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 06:44PM

TheatreFirst’s Bold Third Act by Sam Hurwitt

Longtime East Bay company TheatreFirst reinvents itself with a bold new mission.

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 06:34AM

The Moor the Merrier by Sam Hurwitt

Three local companies present three very different takes on Othello this summer.

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 06:34AM

Rancho Capulet by Sam Hurwitt

We Players puts the audience to work with a site-specific Old West Romeo and Juliet.

SOURCE: The Idiolect at 06:34AM

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REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre