Stories about Onstage

The tale of an enduring marriage, sound effects included, in ‘Reel to Reel’

A world premiere at Magic Theatre brings strong performances, and a surprisingly different ear, to the stage.

Expanding the face of Detroit’s working class with ‘Skeleton Crew’

Playwright Dominique Morisseau brings passion and complexity to a threatened auto plant in Marin Theatre Company's latest production.

What does marriage sound like?

Playwright John Kolvenbach's 'Reel to Reel' at Magic Theater uses plungers, hammers, pails to hone in on a relationship over time.

Telling—and dancing—the tragic story of Partition in ‘The Parting’

EnActe and Noorani Dance Company's new piece relates many haunting tales from when India and Pakistan were forcibly separated by the British.

Bringing up daddy – and local nightlife history – in ‘Latin Standards’

Comedian Marga Gomez's new show tells the story of her Cuban entertainer father, and legendary SF venues wiped out by gentrification.

FRESH Festival, bigger than ever, electrifies January

Three solid weeks of experimental dance, performance, music, and more combat the toxicity of our times with communal art and new ideas.

‘Watch on the Rhine’ chimes uneasily with our moment

1941 play at Berkeley Rep makes for gripping theater, and poses prescient questions about power, politics, and sacrifice.

‘The Secret Garden’ blooms with wonder and beauty

With outstanding young lead Katie Maupin, 42nd Street Moon's production of this classic has charm -- and lovely voices -- to spare.

A philosopher and a drag queen meet on a dance floor …

Reflections on the opening night of Bridge Project 2017: "Radical Movements: Gender and Politics in Performance"

‘The Normal Heart’ still beats ferociously at Theatre Rhino

Larry Kramer's searing 1985 play about the dawn of AIDS melds anger and anguish into powerful theatre -- and remains sadly timeless.