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Tagged with: American Conservatory Theater

“I’ll make it even wilder”: Bill Irwin takes ‘On Beckett’

The accomplished physical comedian brings his ever-changing relationship with the Irish playwright's work to the A.C.T.

Screen Grabs: How ‘The Panic in Needle Park’ changed drug movies

The 1971 film mixed stark realism with post-hippie disillusionment. Plus: Lorelei, Tailgate, No Ordinary Man, more

‘It Can’t Happen Here’ returns, right before election

A collaborative radio drama from Berkeley Rep revives the Sinclair Lewis classic, which won raves four years ago

Screen Grabs: Build your own silent film festival

For years the San Francisco Silent Film Festival was a July event, and this summer would have marked its 25th anniversary—but due to you-know-what,...

Screen Grabs: ‘5 Blocks’ delves into Mid-Market development quandary

Many everyday things have been notable for their absence during the shutdown, so something that stood out was construction—because it never seemed to stop,...

Screen Grabs: Two of SF’s biggest acting exports light up screens again

One of the first cultural casualties of the pandemic was, of course, live theater, with many local productions stopped mid-run, others’ openings canceled, and...

In ‘Please Don’t Eat the Mangos,’ this Mami has secrets

When Wilma Bonet first read Ricardo Pérez González's script for the play Don’t Eat the Mangos (through March 22 at Magic Theatre), she liked it right away.  “First...

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

While Megan Cohen was attending Stanford University, she considered a career in acting. But performing scenes from August Strindberg’s Miss Julie, where Julie, an aristocrat...

Tracking the human condition through a Nigerian family epic

ONSTAGE While writing the nine plays of the Ufot Family Cycle, which follows several generations of a family of Nigerians in America, Mfoniso Udofia...

Playwright Lauren Yee’s tribute to China Town community comes home to SF

Lauren Yee’s play, King of the Yees, has been produced all over – Baltimore, Toronto, Seattle, and Chicago. But she’s particularly excited for it...