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Playwright Ana Bayat lets us peek inside her ‘Mimi’s Suitcase’

Iranian revolution, Spanish flamenco, and US '80s pop collide in acclaimed solo show about her family history.

Cartooning the Japanese Internment, through George Takei’s eyes

In a book and show at the Cartoon Art Museum, illustrator Harmony Becker realizes a US tragedy in fine-grained detail.

A 24/7 switchboard connecting participants to ‘The Dead Woman’

In 'A morta,' Cinthia Marcelle fuses art, theater, and telecommunication—and yes, you can play at home.

The unflagging, cinematic visions of James Tissot

At Legion of Honor, a dazzling show of the overlooked 19th-century French painter bristles with influence.

‘Bureau of Aesthetics’ prioritizes Native arts

Despite more diversity, large institutions are overlooking local artists. This KADIST show aims to help correct that.

From ‘Lock Her Up!’ to ‘Becky Nurse of Salem’

Sarah Ruhl's latest play at Berkeley Rep explores real witch hunts and 'layers of history papered over with franchises.'

In ‘Mother of the Maid,’ Joan of Arc’s maternal support takes center stage

Playwright Jane Anderson infuses a classic tale with gut-level feelings that translate to our moment.

‘A Gothic Tale’ plumbs Legion of Honor’s haunting depths

Mirrors, doubles, organ music, film noir, and the museum's archives comprise Alexandre Singh's creepy exhibit.

Lesbian history finally takes center stage in ‘The Daughters’

From living rooms to the Lexington Club, Patricia Cotter's new play plunges into the story of a fascinating civil rights revolution.

‘Free For All’: Not your great-great-grandmother’s Miss Julie

Playwright Megan Cohen rewrites August Strindberg's problematic play—and yes, there's skiing on Nob Hill.