Stories about Onstage

The Civil War, from another side, in ‘Father Comes Home from the Wars Parts 1, 2, and 3’

Suzan-Lori Parks' riveting epic at ACT's Geary Theatre gives a complex account of the yearning for—and terror of— individual freedom.

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 giddy Go-Go’s time warp in “Head Over Heels”

Quirky new jukebox musical mixes stylish Elizabethan trappings with turbo-charged '80s pop charm.

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.

Review: ‘Disruption’ offers timely #metoo twist on tech scandals

3Girls Theatre Company’s latest dramatizes double standards in the workplace, with high stakes but a limited scope.

‘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.

Party Radar: Sapphic pleasures, Lynchian delights, an indie Hotline …

... Juana, Nickodemus, KlangKeuntsler, J.Phlip, Rave Against the Machine, Daddy Issues, and more hot parties this week.

‘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.

Flipping the script on a tragic war’s fallout in ‘Vietgone’

Qui Nguyen's exuberant comedy at A.C.T. presents the Vietnam War from the point of view of the refugees who fled to America.

Mama (with Vicki Lawrence) comes a-callin’ at the Castro

The great Carol Burnett Show alum brings her alter ego to the stage in 'Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show,' Sat/17