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Power, Culture Clash, Sex, Celebrity: ‘Dogeaters’ arrives at Magic Theatre

Drag queens. Beauty Queens. Movie Stars. Statesman. Activists. And rebels. Welcome to another evening of theater in San Francisco. Magic Theatre, now in its 49th year and one of our favorite venues around here on Stark Insider, today announced that it will "transform into Manila's mythical Studio 54." Thanks to the eagerly...
Review: 'Fred's Diner' at Magic Theatre, San Francisco

Food & Wine: Fred’s Diner in San Francisco

Fred's Diner is kind of a quirky joint. That's my initial gut reaction after spending time at one of San Francsico's newest eateries. The vibe is distinctly 1950's Americana. A jukebox at one end tees up no shortage of Elvis, and Buddy Holly. And the wait staff -- entirely good...
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San Francisco Theater: ‘Fred’s Diner’ to kick off Magic’s 2015-16 season

A "fierce global journey." That's how Magic Theatre describes its upcoming season. Featuring plays by Barfield, Hagedorn, Skinner, and Udofia, the 2015-16 season opens this September with the American premiere of Fred's Diner, a black comedy about the reaches of class and sovereignty. Tanya Barfield's love-story, Bright Half Life, is next up. That's followed...

Man, Oh, Man: ‘Sister Play’ at Magic (Review)

A stranger ignites 'Sister Play' in playwright John Kolvenbach's premiere at Magic Theatre.

San Francisco: Magic to open 48th season with ‘A Lie of the Mind’

First staged in 1985, Sam Shepard's landmark play 'A Lie of the Mind' explores the destinies of two families.

Stage: ‘Bad Jews’ the power of words and silence (Review)

In Magic Theatre's latest Bay Area Premiere, 'Bad Jews' by playwright Joshua Harmon, we are drawn into an intensely personal debate about family, identity and tolerance.

Chained and Unchained: Africa Bound

Anderson’s research of the historical context of 'pen/man/ship' is evident in every line. However, she doesn't overwhelm you with historical detail, letting the characters steer the action.

San Francisco Weekend: BottleRock Napa, Pen/Man/Ship, Star Chefs Gala, Triassic Parq

On the Stark Insider radar: some interesting plays, a music and wine festival, and a gala that lights up the city with generosity each year.

Every Five Minutes

Rod Gnapp, as so many already know around the San Francisco Bay Area, is the man. His performance here is #epic.

Bay Area Stage: Game On, Every Five Minutes, Live in the Vineyard, Hound of the Baskervilles

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