San Francisco Playhouse

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.

Theater Review: ‘Bauer’ and the art of not painting

When we hear of "tortured souls" surely artist Rudolph Bauer would rise to the top of the list. Guggenheim called him "the greatest living painter." So why did Bauer stop painting?

Bay Area Stage: ‘Accidental Death of an Anarchist’ at Berkeley Rep, ‘Bauer’ at San Francisco Playhouse

Stark Insider celebrates 5 years of San Francisco theater with shows at Berkeley Rep and San Francisco Playhouse.

The Call of the Drums: ‘Jerusalem’ at San Francisco Playhouse (Review)

Dykstra’s performance draws much from a young Marlon Brando’s Stanley Kowalski, such was the combination of sexuality, bourbon, and bombast.

Lions on the Prowl: ‘Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo’ at San Francisco Playhouse

Falling between someone’s vision of Eurotrash crossed with lounge lizard, Koch one of the highest energy performers on the stage, strutting the stage and offering a peek into a fascinating world of Saddam’s palace with gold toilet seats and gold-plated weapons.

The Most Congenial Spot: ‘Camelot’ at SF Playhouse

The SF Playhouse version of 'Camelot', with its knife's edge violence at the surface, comes closer to the feel of this period – further illustrating why the Arthurian ideal was so important – and so improbable.

Not in an Election Year: Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson

By the time Andrew Jackson opined “I’m so that guy,” one wished that Romney or Obama had Davaran’s kind of energy.

Review: They Did It! ‘My Fair Lady’ at SF Playhouse

SF Playhouse's 'My Fair Lady' is such a purified extract of the Lerner and Lowe original that you'll be clapping along with the audience, and singing "Get Me to the Church on Time" for days afterwards.

SF Playhouse moves to larger space

SF Playhouse will open its tenth season at 450 Post Street in the heart of the city's Theatre District.

Neil Labute’s ‘Reasons to be Pretty’ coming to SF Playhouse, season line-up announced

A rock musical starring the first "populist" President and founder of the Democratic party, a beautiful witch with a conscience struggling to weild her powers morally, and a play with a NSFW title are just a few of the shows coming to San Francisco.