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Theater News: Magic Theatre announces 2020-2021 season featuring world premiere of Sam Chanse’s ‘Monument’

As San Francisco Bay Area theater companies struggle to bring shows to a new, online-only audience we see different approaches being employed to keeping us engaged. Many have turned to streaming and virtual experiences -- given social distancing these seem like pretty much the only viable alternatives.Meantime, others, like...
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More San Francisco Bay Area theaters to stream cancelled plays

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The Velocity of Autumn - Review @ TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Bone-chilling Fast: ‘The Velocity of Autumn’

Playwright Eric Coble loves his characters, and lavishes them both with one-liners that ring so true they occasionally raised a gasp of recognition from the audience.
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The Art of Swordplay on set of ‘Cyrano’ (Video)

"It has timeless romantic inclinations."Yes, and as I discovered when I visited the set of Cyrano, now playing at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, there's no shortage of dashing swashbuckling. Fight call!In this Stark Insider episode I meet up with the love-torn, nose-challenged Cyrano himself (J. Anthony Crane) and Jonathan Rider, a...

Theater Picks: Cyrano, Tales of Our City, Triplets of Belleville, Colette Uncensored, Boeing Boeing, The Lion

"I think there is no world without theatre." - Edward BondLooking for a show to see?Stark Insider is here to help.This edition of our theater and arts round-up includes new shows, some swashbuckling, mile high laughs, and a cinematic experience inside one of San Francisco's newest and most exciting...
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Zen Knives and an Old Man’s Dreams: ‘Toyko Fish Story’ (Review)

This isn’t strip mall sushi, but sushi-as-art form, sushi-as-meditation. This is sushi like the sushi prepared by famed chef Toshio Sakuma, former owner of Steve Jobs’ favorite restaurant and mystical Apple chef.
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Lucky Us: ‘Irving Berlin’ at TheatreWorks (Review)

Every move of Felder’s seems carefully calibrated to a degree that would be stagey on a lesser actor. Here, however, it gives rise to a delightful particularity that reveals his respect for his subject and his audience
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New Strands Festival lineup announced

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) today announced the lineup for its first-ever New Strands Festival. Running January 21-24, the festival features "new theatrical pieces, works in progress, readings, and experimental work." In other words, it sounds very much in line with what artistic director Carey Perloff told us she envisioned...
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Let X Be the Universe: ‘Proof’ at TheatreWorks

Peter Callender travels the biggest distance as Robert, moving between living and dead, from compulsively filling notebooks with meaningless drivel to one who arrives from the hereafter, moving with a generous slowness and clarity that reads as wisdom, in a way that only Callender can.
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The Country House: Donald Margulies’ new play at TheatreWorks (Review)

Anna may not look or sound anything like the Dowager Lady Grantham, but both are animated by the same indomitable self-respect.