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Thursday, December 1, 2022

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PerformanceStage Review

Stage Review

Santa Claws: Killing My Lobster’s ‘A Very Special Holiday Special’ is merry and bright

The lauded sketch comedy troupe knows just how to mine seasonal frustration for laughs and pathos

Ariadne retold: ‘Mark of the Minotaur’ reclaims tale of a linguistics great

In playwright Sharon Eberhardt's telling, Alice Kober's life intertwines with Grecian myth.

Ignore the plot: ‘The Great Comet’ seeks to entertain

With a cast of two dozen, the Shotgun Players have a blast. Shame about the dropped COVID restrictions.

Sympathetic ‘A Picture of Two Boys’ tells story of friendship under fire

It's a tale that will feel familiar to many—but does the play have what it takes to do the trope justice?

SF Opera dazzles with new ‘La Traviata,’ ‘Orpheus and Eurydice’ productions

Centennial season swings for the fences—and freshens up two traditional classics.

A hot splash of Viêt history in ‘Colonialism is Terrible, but Phở is Delicious’

Dustin H. Chinn's often hilarious, scalding play at Aurora takes on gentrification and cultural erasure

Trans power takes center stage in ‘The Red Shades’ and ‘Pony’

Cutting Ball's identity-oriented murder mystery and a 'superhero rock opera' at Z Space show why SF's theater scene is unique

A love reappraised in ‘Grandma & Me,’ lesbian telenovela drama in ‘Overlooked Latinas’

At The Marsh SF, solo shows by Brian Copeland and Tina D'Elia gain much from the electric charge of a live audience

Godot, with laughter: Bill Irwin’s ‘On Beckett’ underlines the playwright’s humor, humanity

At ACT, the Tony-winning clown brilliantly demonstrates his lasting obsession with the imposing Irish genius

2 very San Franciscan blood baths, to take the edge off

Killing My Lobster's 'Freddy Krueger's Day Off' and Misfit Cabaret's 'Bite' bleed true.

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