Stories about Onstage

‘We Have Iré’ celebrates the Afro-Cuban immigrant experience—and challenge

New theatrical work combines fascinating tales, Cuban jazz, traditional Yoruba songs, Latinx hip-hop, and spoken word at YBCA.

Dancing to a different Russian in ‘Shostakovich Trilogy’

Alexei Ratmansky's acclaimed work at SF Ballet offers stunning visuals—and dance challenges rippling with satire and rebellion.

Life is a ‘Vanity Fair,’ old chum

At ACT, Kate Hamill's adaptation adjusts the Empire waist to a more modern fit, in a sparkling tale of fate and ambition.

A live cinema event to ‘Remember Los Siete’ in the Mission

Artist Vero Majano uses found footage and her own memories about the notorious 1969 trial to "remind people we are still here."

Please Do Not Fight reunion collects a scattered scene

The Redwood City band is emblematic of a Bay Area moment when rock, emo, punk, and pop combined—and audiences sang along.

SFFILM Fest opens with stars and ‘Tales’

Armistead Maupin, Laura Linney, and the crew of 28 Barbary Lane were on hand to premiere the first episode of the new 'Tales of the City.'

Reviews: News of the real world in ‘The Jungle’ and ‘N—aroo’

The Curran is transformed into a notorious refugee camp, while a performance at the Exit explores the contemporary Black-white divide.

Review: Wild highs and lows in ‘Falsettos’

Part gay sacred relic, part emotional rollercoaster, this revival at the Golden Gate Theatre sweeps you past its problematic story.

Review: Tuskegee Airmen take flight again in ‘Black Eagles’

African-American Shakespeare Company production views heroic saga of segregated WWII squadron through poetic lens.

Reviews: Gender under the microscope in ‘Queent’ and ‘Boys in Trouble’

Fauxnique and VivvyAnne Forevermore exploded drag's cliches, Sean Dorsey Dance took on toxic masculinity and gender performance.