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The Velocity of Autumn - Review @ TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Bone-chilling Fast: ‘The Velocity of Autumn’

Playwright Eric Coble loves his characters, and lavishes them both with one-liners that ring so true they occasionally raised a gasp of recognition from the audience.
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The Art of Swordplay on set of ‘Cyrano’ (Video)

"It has timeless romantic inclinations." Yes, and as I discovered when I visited the set of Cyrano, now playing at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, there's no shortage of dashing swashbuckling. Fight call! In this Stark Insider episode I meet up with the love-torn, nose-challenged Cyrano himself (J. Anthony Crane) and Jonathan Rider, a...

Theater Picks: Cyrano, Tales of Our City, Triplets of Belleville, Colette Uncensored, Boeing Boeing, The Lion

"I think there is no world without theatre." - Edward Bond Looking for a show to see? Stark Insider is here to help. This edition of our theater and arts round-up includes new shows, some swashbuckling, mile high laughs, and a cinematic experience inside one of San Francisco's newest and most exciting...
Tokyo Fish Story - Review

Zen Knives and an Old Man’s Dreams: ‘Toyko Fish Story’ (Review)

This isn’t strip mall sushi, but sushi-as-art form, sushi-as-meditation. This is sushi like the sushi prepared by famed chef Toshio Sakuma, former owner of Steve Jobs’ favorite restaurant and mystical Apple chef.
Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin

Lucky Us: ‘Irving Berlin’ at TheatreWorks (Review)

Every move of Felder’s seems carefully calibrated to a degree that would be stagey on a lesser actor. Here, however, it gives rise to a delightful particularity that reveals his respect for his subject and his audience
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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...
Proof - TheatreWorks Review

Let X Be the Universe: ‘Proof’ at TheatreWorks

Peter Callender travels the biggest distance as Robert, moving between living and dead, from compulsively filling notebooks with meaningless drivel to one who arrives from the hereafter, moving with a generous slowness and clarity that reads as wisdom, in a way that only Callender can.
The Country House - TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

The Country House: Donald Margulies’ new play at TheatreWorks (Review)

Anna may not look or sound anything like the Dowager Lady Grantham, but both are animated by the same indomitable self-respect.
Triangle Review - TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Staying in the Dream: ‘Triangle’ at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley (Review)

'Triangle', which just opened at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, embraces our distant and immediate past, creating glimmers of a future, and doing things that other musicals just don’t.
Fallen Angels - TheatreWorks

Fallen Angels flying high at TheatreWorks

If you want someone who can go from 1 to 100 on the loonymeter, while managing to look drop dead gorgeous with seven sheets to the wind, Sarah Overman is your gal, and Rebecca Dines is right behind her.