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In classic doc ‘Sing Faster,’ stagehands tackle epic ‘Ring Cycle’

As Wagner's bombastic masterpiece returns to SF Opera, filmmaker Jon Else's 2000 documentary highlights the humans backstage.

Swimming through teen girls’ intense friendship in ‘Dry Land’

Grace Ng, star of new Shotgun Players production, speaks about the play that begins with a boom and doesn't let up.

Stephen Spinella: Playing Trump and Reagan’s lawyer in ‘Angels in America’

The great Broadway and film actor plays Roy Cohn in Berkeley Rep's blockbuster revival—25 years after originating one of the other main roles.

Flying high with ‘The Seagull’ (and a few other things, beside)

Director Michael Mayer speaks about his new movie, a version of Checkov's classic, and working with a star-studded cast in the summer heat.

A ‘Timon’ for our times? Cutting Ball Theatre transfers Shakespeare to SF

Director Rob Melrose's Timon, "the hottest CEO this side of Market Street," is transported to the Tenderloin in timely production.

‘The Wolves’ kicks up young women’s power, rage, and sheer joy

Director Morgan Green and coach Shane Kennedy talk about the lively, soccer-based Pulitzer finalist at Marin Theatre Company.

‘How To Be a White Man’ explores power and identity with a comic touch

Luna Malbroux's new play with SF Bay Area Theatre Company takes on showbiz entitlement in a changing political landscape.

Blackface betrayal and ‘Black Lies’ in Edgar Arceneaux’s new YBCA installation

The LA artist takes on Ben Vereens' infamously truncated performance at Ronald Reagan's 1981 inaugural gala, and more.

SFMOMA’s immersive ‘Sublime Seas’ mixes ‘Blue Planet’ beauty with unfathomable brutality

A legendary British painting and a contemporary Ghanaian artist's video work combine for a visceral new show.

A school mass shooting inspires a new play at Berkeley Rep

Playwright Julia Cho dug deep into 2007 Virginia Tech massacre reports to construct 'Office Hour,' about a fraught student-teacher encounter.