Stories about Onstage

In ‘Yoga Play,’ Dipika Guha twists commerce into comedy

The playwright's latest, at San Francisco Playhouse, joyfully takes on mindfulness and commercialism.

Review: Carrying the weight of diaspora in ‘Her Portmanteau’

Mfoniso Udofia's play at ACT Strand explores the complexity of mother-daughter relationships once circumstances have torn them apart.

Screen Grabs: Berlin & Beyond, Woman at War, The Mystery of Picasso ….

Mapplethorpe, Styx, Giant Little Ones, tributes to Delphine Seyrig and Hirokazu Kore-eda, and more in cinemas this week.

Review: ‘Fiorello!’ sets the LaGuardia legend to rousing music

A union-backing, immigrant-boosting, Tammany-busting mayor to inspire a new generation in 42nd Street Moon's latest.

Review: The gleaming, steaming ‘Hamilton’ machine

The Broadway juggernaut shines at SHN Orpheum—but how does it play in our current political climate?

Man vs Tammany in classic musical ‘Fiorello!’

Colin Thomson portrays NYC's Mayor LaGuardia, a Republican who embraced immigrants' rights, stood with unions, and still gets sampled in hip-hop.

Detailing the splashy brilliance of Berkeley Rep’s ‘Metamorphoses’

Actor Benjamin Ismail describes the challenging rewards of bringing Ovid's myths to the stage—in a pool of water.

Review: In ‘Seascape,’ a day at the beach—with giant lizards

ACT's production of Edward Albee's Pulitzer-winning play weighs big questions on domestic, and reptilian, scales.

Review: A marvelous Chinatown ride in ‘King of the Yees’

From a Sichuan Face Changer to an onstage 'Shrimp Boy,' Lauren Yee's play is a hilarious, thought-provoking experience.

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

'King of Yees' is a tribute to her father, community leader Larry Yee