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ACT’s Brief Encounter extended… again

American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco has a Brit hit on their hands. Brief Encounter which StarkSilverCreek loved (5 out of 5, review) is pleasing audiences across the Bay Area, and has been extended a second time (to October 17), with the addition of seven performances. And no wonder....

Theater review: ‘Brief Encounter’ a masterful composition of classic cinema and theater

Lights, camera, action! The romance of classic cinema—think Humphrey Bogart—married with the immersion of live theatre whisked me off for a brief rendezvous. It started innocently as any other theatre visit to the ACT on opening night; some murmur of excitement is always expected with the rolling out of the...

Theater preview: ‘Brief Encounter’ opens Wed at A.C.T. in San Francisco

The British are coming (again)! This time in Noël Coward's Brief Encounter opening this week at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. The production, a US premiere, is directed and adapted for stage by Emma Rice from Kneehigh Theatre in England. After playing here for about a month,...
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Restaurant Review: Slanted Door San Francisco

My favorite pairing of the Palo Cortado was with the Rib-Eye and the Crispy Imperial Rolls.

Carey Perloff’s Phèdre at Stratford receives glowing review

More Bay Area theater news. Carey Perloff, artistic director at the American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.) in San Francisco, has been on the road up North at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada. Her production is Jean Racine's Phèdre. The reviews are starting to come in and it sounds like...

Bay Area Theater season kicks off this month

And just like that, we're into mid-August. Which means for many San Francisco Bay Area arts fans the start of the new theater season. Expect your calendar to fill up quickly, and provide lots of laughs (a popular theme this year, fittingly given the economy), challenging dramas, classic revivals...

Theater review: SF Playhouse ‘Cuckoo’s Nest’ captures emotion, oppression, spirit

My how times have changed. A lot of so-called  therapy today (not that I would know!) is based on spa-like treatment administered under the guise of "wellness." Patients are pampered and can tweet and Facebook to their narcissistic-heart's content. But there was a day, at least according to writer Ken...

Inside the Secret Sherry Society at Slanted Door, San Francisco

What is the Secret Sherry Society? How do you join? ...And what mystery awaits... ? Find out as Loni pulls back the curtain and exposes this sherry sipping bunch! https://vimeo.com/5827892

San Francisco Chronicle goes wrinkle-free with new “high-definition” format

Here's a European twist on the standard newspaper trend piece. Usually we hear about things like Kindle when talking about next generation newspaper delivery. Starting today, however, the San Francisco Chronicle is delivering a glossy—or "high-definition"—look to the newspaper. No tech gadgets required. Following in the footsteps of several overseas big-city...
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Cable Car Museum, San Francisco: A detour into history on Mason Street

The fall of cable cars came about when the earthquake of 1906 wiped out a lot of the infrastructure and surrounding buildings.