Elaine Elinson

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“What does it mean to be a good person?”

'The Good Person of Szechwan' at Cal Shakes delivers an invigoratingly moral, musical take on Brecht's agit-prop classic.

Wilkommen to the ever-relevant ‘Cabaret’

SF Playhouse production of the classic musical offers gangbusters entertainment while sending a chill down your fishnets.

Review: In ‘Oedipus El Rey,’ the wrecks of myth and mass incarceration

Transposed to LA in the Magic's revival, Luis Alfaro’s take on Sophocles mixes Latinx culture with ancient Greek tragedy.

Review: Herd mentality writ large (and snorting) in ‘Rhinoceros’

ACT stages menacing yet side-splitting tale of a society trampled by rampaging crisis.

Review: Tuskegee Airmen take flight again in ‘Black Eagles’

African-American Shakespeare Company production views heroic saga of segregated WWII squadron through poetic lens.

Review: Carrying the weight of diaspora in ‘Her Portmanteau’

Mfoniso Udofia's play at ACT Strand explores the complexity of mother-daughter relationships once circumstances have torn them apart.

Review: ‘Fiorello!’ sets the LaGuardia legend to rousing music

A union-backing, immigrant-boosting, Tammany-busting mayor to inspire a new generation in 42nd Street Moon's latest.

Review: In ‘Seascape,’ a day at the beach—with giant lizards

ACT's production of Edward Albee's Pulitzer-winning play weighs big questions on domestic, and reptilian, scales.

Review: A marvelous Chinatown ride in ‘King of the Yees’

From a Sichuan Face Changer to an onstage 'Shrimp Boy,' Lauren Yee's play is a hilarious, thought-provoking experience.

‘Come From Away’ a record of human kindness in a post-9/11 tableau

A new play based on true events portrays unexpected happenings in the wake of disaster