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TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's world premiere of a musical adapted from Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' needs better songs.
"Head Over Heels," which marries Go-Go's tunes to a silly Elizabethan story line, comes to New Conservatory Theatre in SF for a holiday run.
Bay Area monologist Josh Kornbluth is performing three of his best-known solo shows in Berkeley to benefit TheatreFirst stage company.
'The Humans,' Stephen Karam's prize-winning portrait of a struggling family, gets strong staging at San Jose Stage Company.
Bay Area playwright Geetha Reddy adapted epic Indian poem "The Mahabharata" into a brisk solo show for Ubuntu Theater in Oakland.
Berkeley's Aurora Theatre hosts Phil Wong and Dan Wolf's "Tell Tale Hearts," a hip-hop take on the Edgar Allan Poe classic horror tale.
Based on the award-winning kids book, 'Tales of Despereaux' at Berkeley Rep charms as a family friendly holiday show.
Caryl Churchill's time-traveling 'Cloud 9' tackles hot-button issues in unusual ways; it plays at Custom Made Theatre in S.F. through Dec. 15.
Flight Deck performing arts space in Oakland will close in March after Ragged Wing Ensemble moves out -- unless someone takes it over.
'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.