Stories about Theater

Dan Hoyle’s border-crossing art of empathy

The stage chameleon talks about his latest solo show 'Border People'—and the profound importance of talking to strangers.

“What does it mean to be a good person?”

'The Good Person of Szechwan' at Cal Shakes delivers an invigoratingly moral, musical take on Brecht's agit-prop classic.

A ‘Witch Hunt’ that reverberates today

Playwright Carol Lashof takes on the Salem Witch Trials, in a light informed by slavery, immigration, and fear of others.

Wilkommen to the ever-relevant ‘Cabaret’

SF Playhouse production of the classic musical offers gangbusters entertainment while sending a chill down your fishnets.

Screen Grabs: A ‘sex raft’ run amuck

'70s experiments and radical cinema, a forgotten early film pioneer, and a sweet, odd Japanese rom-com come to big screens.

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

The actor's latest solo show channels James Baldwin, Nina Simone, and Fela Kuti's revolutionary spirit—with his own fierce twist.

Remembering Kevin Killian, 1952-2019

The essential queer SF poet, writer, playwright, literary booster, and saucy gossip passed away Saturday at age 66.

At 83, piano legend Larry Vuckovich recounts a ‘Fascinating Jazz Life’

Raw garlic, organic greens, and a history playing with the greats: The Bay Area favorite has all the essential elements

Immersive Jazz Age decadence in ‘The Speakeasy: Age of Scofflaws’

Secret casinos and chesty dancing tootsies fill Boxcar production's underground labyrinth—just don't forget the password.

Tracing how Silicon Valley treats women in ‘The Fit’

Carey Perloff's new comedy is inspired by Ellen Pao's case, and explores "who’s making this stuff and how it gets used."