Magic Theatre

San Francisco: Magic to open 48th season with ‘A Lie of the Mind’

First staged in 1985, Sam Shepard's landmark play 'A Lie of the Mind' explores the destinies of two families.

Stage: ‘Bad Jews’ the power of words and silence (Review)

In Magic Theatre's latest Bay Area Premiere, 'Bad Jews' by playwright Joshua Harmon, we are drawn into an intensely personal debate about family, identity and tolerance.

Chained and Unchained: Africa Bound

Anderson’s research of the historical context of 'pen/man/ship' is evident in every line. However, she doesn't overwhelm you with historical detail, letting the characters steer the action.

San Francisco Weekend: BottleRock Napa, Pen/Man/Ship, Star Chefs Gala, Triassic Parq

On the Stark Insider radar: some interesting plays, a music and wine festival, and a gala that lights up the city with generosity each year.

Every Five Minutes

Rod Gnapp, as so many already know around the San Francisco Bay Area, is the man. His performance here is #epic.

Bay Area Stage: Game On, Every Five Minutes, Live in the Vineyard, Hound of the Baskervilles

Spring is here, see a show! Silicon Valley this week: San Jose Rep, Magic Theatre, Live in the Vineyard, TheatreWorks.

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.

Magic Theatre and Oregon Shakespeare Festival co-commission trilogy by Luis Alfaro

Luis Afaro's Oedipus el Rey was one of Stark Insider's favorite moments in San Francisco theater of the last few years.

Sex and death at Magic Theatre: ‘Arlington’ (Review)

Her entire role is sung, and we see her singing the way some of us write: tentatively, figuring the world out, one word at a time. One senses that if she were to stop singing, she’d stop existing, unable to feel her way forward in the dark.

Sam Shepard’s ‘Buried Child’ returns home to Magic Theatre

Buried Child won the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and launched Shepard to national fame as a playwright.