Stories about Onstage

An Asian American twist on the bourgeoisie, white wine included

Leah Nanako Winkler's new play 'Two Mile Hollow' at Potrero Stage fills familiar 'white people by the water' roles with different faces.

The sheer audacity of ‘Angels in America’

Berkeley Rep's brilliant revival is both homecoming and reckoning for Tony Kushner's 25-year-old 'Gay Fantasia on National Themes"

Comedian Gina Yashere rides the ‘up’ elevator to stardom

From Otis repair engineer to Trevor Noah Show regular, the British sensation brings her act to Freight and Salvage.

Seeing Red: SF Mime Troupe is making it a socialist summer

57-year-old agit-prop institution's latest takes us back in time to when it seemed America was on the brink of something bigger

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.

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.

Screen Grabs: Hot docs, silent classics, Bergman at 100 …

Docfest and Silent Film Fest highlight a week of great films. Plus: How to Talk to Girls at Parties, Angels Wear White, more

Heaven’s Gate reverberates in mystical coming-of-age tale ‘Barn Owl’

Calling occupants of interplanetary craft... to Evan Johnson's new play, featuring UFOs, visionary elders, drum circles, and 'California mystique.'