Elaine Elinson

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On Veterans Day, let’s also remember those who fought for the right to dissent

Conscientious objectors have a noble history in this country -- and are too often forgotten.

No men, no boats, no problem: ACT’s ‘Men on Boats’ is wild ride

Playwright Jaclyn Backhaus retells the story of John Wesley Powell's 1869 Colorado River expedition—with some raucous twists.

A timely, unrelenting family drama unfolds at Magic Theatre

Ashlin Halfnight's 'The Resting Place' wrestles with deeply disturbing, unfortunately contemporary themes.

ACT’s ‘Sweat’ asks: When does class solidarity end and racism begin?

Lynn Nottage's sensational play doesn't flinch from showing how decisions of distant capitalists slice deeply into workers' lives.

Review: ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ has powerhouse vocals, timely resonance

Bay Area Musicals' latest production is full of verve and tragic parallels to today—even if the songs aren't quite hummable.

Hattie McDaniel’s pioneering, tumultuous life—in song

Vickilyn Reynolds's latest musical production about the first African American Oscar winner had humor, pizzazz, and poignancy.

Blasting off from the Catskills in ACT’s ‘A Walk on the Moon’

World premiere musical takes on the social upheaval of the '60s with beautiful voices and plenty of chutzpah.

Review: ‘Disruption’ offers timely #metoo twist on tech scandals

3Girls Theatre Company’s latest dramatizes double standards in the workplace, with high stakes but a limited scope.

Flipping the script on a tragic war’s fallout in ‘Vietgone’

Qui Nguyen's exuberant comedy at A.C.T. presents the Vietnam War from the point of view of the refugees who fled to America.

The tale of an enduring marriage, sound effects included, in ‘Reel to Reel’

A world premiere at Magic Theatre brings strong performances, and a surprisingly different ear, to the stage.