Stories about Theatre

Playwright Ana Bayat lets us peek inside her ‘Mimi’s Suitcase’

Iranian revolution, Spanish flamenco, and US '80s pop collide in acclaimed solo show about her family history.

Sights set globally, Noir City dives into ‘a bitter little world’

Now in its 18th year, the film fest casts a gimlet eye on international gangsters, mistresses, secrets, and betrayals.

With ‘Butterfly Effect’ choreographer Krissy Keefer caps decades of eco-activism

New Dance Brigade show bridges aims to create a 'collective heartbeat' at the edge of apocalypse.

Micky Dolenz on Monkeemania, Sketchfest, and the band’s enduring appeal

Appearing with Michael Nesmith, the beloved Monkee talks about his favorite songs and their new album.

Screen Grabs: Homage to a gorgeous legend + 2019’s best films

French New Wave star Anna Karina returns to the big screens. Plus: Cunningham, Invisible Life, and more in cinemas.

For San Francisco, the Gay Men’s Chorus brings the ‘Holigays’ home

"We first performed the Christmas Eve shows in 1991 when the AIDS pandemic was at its worst." Now, the annual shows are a mainstay.

Christopher Coppola finally finishes his ‘Macbeth’

The director adds a Shakespearean twist, turning the classic play into a take on his position in his own famous family.

Michael Apted’s monumental, 55-year chronicle of class inequality

The director speaks about his celebrated UP series—now on '63 UP'—tracing the lives of 14 subjects across five decades

Drag star Miz Cracker on ‘Femlins,’ feminism, and overall fabulousness

The RuPaul alum stars in Peaches Christ's hilarious holiday parody of 'Gremlins'—but she's got a serious message, too.

From ‘Lock Her Up!’ to ‘Becky Nurse of Salem’

Sarah Ruhl's latest play at Berkeley Rep explores real witch hunts and 'layers of history papered over with franchises.'