Cutting Ball Theater

A mesmerizing mermaid tale at Cutting Ball Theater

Ilana Walder-Biesanz reviews the World Premiere of a new play by Katharine Sherman about Ondine, a water sprite.
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San Francisco Theater: Cutting Ball 2015-16 season

Acclaimed San Francisco theater celebrates 17th season with season dedicated to “Dreams”.

Antigone at the Cutting Ball (Review)

Loper is the sort of actor who’s totally in the moment, absorbing what other cast members put out there and responding to it.

Dark in the Swedish Winter: Strindberg at the Cutting Ball

Rob Melrose astutely writes that in many ways, The Pelican is "the modern chamber version of Hamlet and Electra – a father murdered by the mother and her lover and the children needing to know where their loyalties lie and what revenge to take."

San Francisco: Cutting Ball Theater opens 14th season with Strindberg Cycle

This will be the first time all five of Strindberg’s Chamber Plays will be performed together in repertory in any language. Strindberg Cycle is the final offering in Cutting Ball's year-long programming celebrating the centennial of Strindberg's death.

Revisiting the Tenderloin

“It’s so real.” she kept repeating, an echo taken up by others, as if being real made the violence preferable to other alternatives.

Cutting Ball Theater continues celebration of August Strindberg

One of Strindberg’s most peculiar and rarely performed plays, 'The Keys To Heaven' was never performed during the playwright’s lifetime.
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Devised theatre at the Cutting Ball: ‘Tontlawald’

This extended duration provided the cast with time to ripen into these roles – making the the work like a perfectly ripe fruit, bursting the skin at this week’s opening for audience delectation.

Bay Area Stage: Buried Child, Doctor in Spite of Himself, Scorched, Mamma Mia!, Tontlawald

We have shows in today's edition from San Francisco (A.C.T., SHN, Cutting Ball), down to San Jose (San Jose Stage), and back up the other side to Berkeley (Berkeley Rep).
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Mais Non! Cutting Ball Theater opens season with tragic love affair

Maurice Maeterlinck’s Pelléas et Mélisande premiered in 1893 in Paris at the Bouffes-Parisiens under the direction of Aurélien Lugné-Poe; the production was the antithesis to the realism popular in French theater at the time.