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On Clover Road - Theater Review

Unraveling mysterious cult ‘On Clover Road’

"Children are made of glass. Children shatter." Maybe their parents do too. On Clover Road could have been a straight-ahead story about cults we've seen so many times before: parent searches for runaway child, finds them in remote location under the spell of a spiritual leader, proceeds to rescue them, and...
The Nether - San Francisco Playhouse Review

The Nether is a 90 minute heart-in-mouth experience

Instead of a futuristic netherland, this Jennifer Haley play feels like a virtual Second Life crossed with regions of the dark web, with forays down the Silk Road. If that makes you squeamish, the San Francisco Playhouse production of 'The Nether' hits the mark.
A.C.T. Strand Theater - Lobby

New Strands Festival lineup announced

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) today announced the lineup for its first-ever New Strands Festival. Running January 21-24, the festival features "new theatrical pieces, works in progress, readings, and experimental work." In other words, it sounds very much in line with what artistic director Carey Perloff told us she envisioned...
Stage Kiss - San Francisco Playhouse Review

Stage Kiss at SF Playhouse: When the ghost light goes out (Review)

You don’t have to be familiar with yelling, “Where’s the duck tape? Where’s the Stage Manager?” or even have pondered how good actors can have sex with bad actors to delight in this well-paced wonder.
Dogfight - San Francisco Playhouse

Nothing’s ugly about ‘Dogfight’

"The ugliest girl wins the dough for the guy who brought her." On their last night before deployment, six Marines make a bet—a dogfight. The tough-talking Eddie Birdlace finds a waitress for his entry, but he quickly discovers himself falling for her in spite of her appearance. As produced by...
Between Riverside and Crazy at A.C.T. San Francisco

Going home: ‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ (Review)

A.C.T.'s season opener is one of the top 5 plays of 2015.
Company - San Francisco Playhouse Review

Living Up to its Reputation: ‘Company’ at San Francisco Playhouse

Company remains so vital you have to pay attention to this microscope on everyone’s marriage, complete with ironies, compromises, and connections for which we all keep looking
Trouble Cometh Review - San Francisco Playhouse

More of this virtual world at San Francisco Playhouse (review)

Russell delivers a performance that’ll give you shivers of recognition. You know this long-winded, self-serving, alpha male wanna-be who sucks the air out of the room.

Theater News: San Francisco Playhouse announces season

San Francisco Playhouse 2015-16 season line-up: Dogfight, Stage Kiss, Colossal, Red Velvet, City of Angels. A sixth play is TBA. Read all the details here on Stark Insider.

Don’t shoot that bird! (Review)

While our negativity threshold saves us, sometimes we need to get psychically beaten to get a bit of truth in now and then. Stupid Fucking Bird does precisely that.