Aurora Theatre Company

What’s Happening: Picasso, Flavor! Napa Valley, Breakfast with Mugabe, Truce

Creative and interesting things to see and do around the San Francisco Bay Area. Here's some Stark Insider picks.

Stage: ‘Rapture, Blister, Burn’ a horrifically good time (Review)

If you support feminism, does that mean you support porn?

American Buffalo, American Classic

Making parallels between rapacious capitalists and corner store con men is too easy, and Mamet’s too smart to let the story rest there. The heart of this piece isn’t in the ideas as much as it is in the characters – and here O’Connor, Carpenter and Jordan do justice to the work and to their audience.

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.

Back in the USSR with ‘The Letters’

Her superior, an apparatchik known only as “Director” enters, vaguely handsome in a Donald Trump dunderhead kind of way.

Clever comedy ‘Wittenberg’ scores in Berkeley

Davalos characterizes Faustus as a Renaissance Timothy Leary.

Gina Gionfriddo’s ‘Rapture, Blister, Burn’ to open Aurora 2014-15 season

Aurora Theatre Company's 23rd season: Pulitzer-nominated 'Rapture, Blister, Burn'; recent off Broadway hit 'Breakfast with Mugabe'; Nicky Silver's 'The Lyons'; Classic American trilogy from Pulitzer Prize-winner Lanford Wilson; Lisa D’Amour Obie-winning hit 'Detroit'.

Gidion’s Knot at Aurora: Its heart lies in parental love (Review)

Those who invest the time and emotion in this play will be richly rewarded.

Stage Picks: HIR at Magic, Gidion’s Knot at Aurora, Threepenny Opera at SJ Stage, PBO at Bing

San Jose Stage (the company that never says never) brings the iconic musical 'The Threepenny Opera' to life as part of its 31st season.

A Very Adult Christmas: Craig Jessup at the Aurora

A natural showman, Jessup doesn’t err on the side of excessive theatricality. He does more by changing his jacket or putting on a tie than many performers do with a whole costume room.