San Francisco Bay Area

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Art of the Pitch?
BY | 04.03.14

Silicon Valley is an exciting place to be in 2014. The last time this much VC money flowed was 1999. ‘Game On’ brings entertaining start-up culture to the stage.

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Bay Area Arts
BY | 04.01.14

Spring is here, see a show! Silicon Valley this week: San Jose Rep, Magic Theatre, Live in the Vineyard, TheatreWorks.

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Thank you
BY | 03.31.14 VIDEO

Loni Stark’s March 28, 2009 review of The Kite Runner would mark Stark Insider’s first ever theater review. Thank you for 5 amazing years.

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Hail Aphrodite!
BY | 03.28.14

Meaney’s take on the seemingly flaky, abrasive actress who arrives late for an audition eases the audience into these transitions, at least until the realization dawns that she’s left much unrevealed as she deftly transitions to the character she plays.

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Bay Area Stage
BY | 03.27.14

Aurora Theatre Company’s 23rd season: Pulitzer-nominated ‘Rapture, Blister, Burn’; recent off Broadway hit ‘Breakfast with Mugabe’; Nicky Silver’s ‘The Lyons’; Classic American trilogy from Pulitzer Prize-winner Lanford Wilson; Lisa D’Amour Obie-winning hit ‘Detroit’.

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Theater & Arts
BY | 03.24.14

When we hear of “tortured souls” surely artist Rudolph Bauer would rise to the top of the list. Guggenheim called him “the greatest living painter.” So why did Bauer stop painting?

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Coloratura kitty cats
BY | 03.24.14

O’Reilly has a quiet intensity, as if consciously containing all the energy at his command.

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Theater & Arts
BY | 03.14.14

Steven Epp is smart, irrepressible, and so damn funny that you really should pee before entering the theatre.

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Wine and the City
BY | 03.13.14

The brainchild of widely respected New York sommelier Daniel Johnnes, La Paulée alternates annually between New York City and San Francisco.

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Listening Smarter
BY | 03.12.14

The tone of this embraced opposites: dreamy, but not relaxed; fluid, but still tense, and propelled forward by curious rhythms.