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Tagged with: Shotgun Players

The buck stops and/or starts with gentrification in ‘Dream Hou$e’

Two sisters must decide to preserve a family legacy or jump at a possible payday in Shotgun Players' latest

Review: Vivid ‘Passing Strange’ gets a timely revival from Shotgun Players

Stew's 2007 musical is an essential expansion of Black representation—stretched out, however, it loses some power

‘Plot Point in Our Sexual Development’ dissects a history of trans love

Definitions of "comfort" are contested as a couple rolls through their sexual triumphs and trials.

Review: ‘The Claim’ captures the hurricane of immigration red tape

Shotgun Players return with a rapid-fire examination of the limits of bureaucratic and romantic language.

Reading is fundamental: 44 years of the Bay Area Playwrights Festival

At nearly a half-century, this showcase of early-career playwrights must be doing something right. Find out what, starting Fri/16.

Arts Forecast: Here come the Sisters

MUCH ADO ABOUT FOLSOM Folsom Street Fair is two Sundays away (watch for my party guide), and what better way could organizers seize the news...

Watching movies—and coping and connecting—in ‘The Flick’

 Jon Tracy says the first time he read Annie Baker’s play, The Flick, (which he is directing at Shotgun Players, through October 6) it...

‘Exit Strategy’: Can they save a crumbling high school?

Adam Niemann has a monologue in Exit Strategy at the Aurora Theatre (Through September 29) that he "feels like going down on a ramp...

In Rotimi Agbabiaka’s ‘Manifesto,’ a call to visionary black, queer ambition

ONSTAGE Waiting after school for his mother to pick him up after a high school French club meeting, Rotimi Agbabiaka—whose new show Manifesto plays at...

Review: Superman is Black and invincible in ‘Supremacy’

Two modes of storytelling collide with meaningful results in Jason Mendez’s play Supremacy (at Exit Theatre through Sat/18). The playwright repurposes Superman’s origin story...