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Theater Review: ‘The Fantasticks’ at SF Playhouse

To a generation, The Fantasticks is timeless; there's a reason why it's the longest running musical in history with an astonishing 17,162 performances over its original 42-year run.

On Stage: Wonderettes, Rite of Spring, Speech & Debate, The Fantasticks

So much for the summer slowdown. Stages across the Bay Area are active once again this week, and through the weekend with several new openings. And once again, as we've written here so many times before, there's almost something for everyone. Time to get out your calendars, text your...

Scenes from San Francisco Playhouse’s opening night of ‘Slasher’

Horror meets the stage in San Francisco with the premiere of 'Slasher'
Tonya Glanz, Cole Alexander Smith, Robert Parsons in Slasher. Photos by Jessica Palopoli

Theater Review: ‘Slasher’ at SF Playhouse, not off the hook

Slasher goes for the jugular, but comes up short. The Bay Area premiere now playing at SF Playhouse succeeds, though, in spilling blood. Lots of it.If not perfect, for committed horror fans like myself it's still a welcome treat simply because the subject matter is not given much attention...

Theater Review: ‘Den of Thieves’ a sure thing, donuts to dollars

Unorganized crime has never been funnier than in Den of Thieves at SF Playhouse. But first, some advice: any time a gun-toting slickster with "Flaco" tattooed on his forearm and a girlfriend named Boochie tells you a job is fool proof, just run.To three partially reformed career criminals, however,...

On Location: ‘Animals Out of Paper’ playwright Rajiv Joseph at SF Playhouse

https://vimeo.com/9168351After seeing Animals Out of Paper (review), a play about an origami protege and the relationships among three fascinating characters, we wondered how such a clever, intriguing story came to be. Fortunately, playwright Rajiv Joseph was on hand to join the cast for a talkback at SF Playhouse. This...

Theater review: ‘Animals Out of Paper’ unfolds beautifully at SF Playhouse

The best play in the Bay Area is now playing at SF Playhouse. It's called Animals Out of Paper. The most pleasant surprise is how well it works with such obtuse, yet intriguing, subject matter: origami. That's right. This is the first play I've ever seen that is based...

Theater review: ‘She Stoops to Comedy’ West Coast premiere at SF Playhouse

"It's a pseudo documentary about reality in the theater," says one of the characters/actors in David Greenspan's She Stoops to Comedy which premiered last night at SF Playhouse.It's one of several, pithy lines that occasionally inject entertainment value into the otherwise uneven gender-bending production.The pieces don't add up and instead of a...

‘She Stoops to Comedy’ opens tomorrow at SF Playhouse

Gender-bending romance is in the air this weekend at SF Playhouse with the opening of David Greenspan's She Stoops to Comedy. The play continues the 09/10 "Power of Laughter" theme; last seen at the Playhouse was the hilarious First Day of School (review).The new production hints at Shakespeare's As...