African-American Shakespeare Company

Theater Review: RICHARD III at African-American Shakespeare Company, San Francisco

Murder should be more fun: ‘Richard III’ at the African-American Shakespeare Company

Shakespeare’s Richard III is sometimes classified as a history, sometimes as a tragedy. The political subject matter is historical. The plot is tragedy-like in its high drama and high body count. The play lacks a tragic hero, though. Instead, we get a tragic villain: the manipulative Duke of Gloucester...

Celebrating San Francisco Theater – Awards announced

64 awards were handed out last night at a gala celebrating the best in San Francisco theater. Here's the list of winners. Plus some thoughts.

Review: Darkest Africa brings forth a new Caesar

The African-American Shakespeare Company version of Julius Caesar was effective, in part because the love of the original language seemed palpable.
Cinderella (Khamara Pettus) Finally Meets Her Prince Charming (Matt Jones) In African-American Shakespeare Company's Holiday Production Of Cinderella Photographer: Lance Huntley

San Francisco: ‘Cinderella’ coming to African-American Shakespeare Company

“Cinderella” can be traced to ancient China; today, some 1,500 variations of the story exist.

Brava Theater and African-American Shakespeare Company present ‘IPH’

San Francisco’s Brava Theater and African-American Shakespeare Company open their respective seasons with a collaborative production, the US Premiere of IPH… by playwright Colin Teevan. Dylan Russellhelms this edgy, lyrical adaptation of Euripides’ Greek tragedy Iphigenia at Aulis, featuring acclaimed actor and incoming African-American Shakespeare Artistic Director L. Peter Callender, Bay Area favorite C. Kelly Wright, and up-and-coming talent Traci Tolmaire. IPH…...

Theater review: ‘Cinderella’ enchants, casts magical spell of non-stop laugher for entire family

You've seen Cinderella before, but not like this laugh-out-loud, delightful family rendition by the African-American Shakespeare Company.The famous rag-to-riches story gets a soulful makeover, taking place in the bayous of Louisiana. The traditional elements are all here—the slipper, the nasty stepsisters, the prince, and the pursuit of love and...