TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Not Just for Folkies: ‘Fire on the Mountain’ breathes electricity

Entering the house, you soak in Joe Ragey’s scenic design upon which the contradictions of the place are writ large. “Harlan County is UMWA County” isn’t the only sign proclaiming union loyalty, but they all seem overshadowed by the smaller ‘We Accept Food Coupons’ placard.

TheatreWorks ‘The Lake Effect’: More Rajiv Joseph magic (Review)

Like North Pool and Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo, the characters of Lake Effect take a heightened form of the imperfect journey we all take when crossing into uncomfortably different worlds.

More than ebony and ivory: ‘2 Pianos 4 Hands’

This show is the perfect introduction for those who are curious what the often-grueling track to becoming another musician trying to not get stuck in contractor hell is really like.

‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ – a prequel with loft (Review)

If you balked at J.M. Barrie’s 1902 novel as a child, perhaps because families named Darling, dogs named Nana, and astral beings like Tinkerbell were a walk into the weird, this show is for you.
Theater Review: Water by the Spoonful at TheatreWorks

Water by the Spoonful (Review)

Zilah Mendoza’s nuanced performance of Odessa stands alone; so many threads of so many people run through this character and Mendoza does justice to them all.

Hardly Child’s Play: ‘The Great Pretender’ at TheatreWorks (Review)

This script is so strong, in part, because the playwright avoids the prescriptive; instead, he provides four rich characters with whom you genuinely want to spend time.

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.

Ain’t nothing but a hound dog

This version of 'Hound of the Baskervilles' by TheatreWorks stays true to its Brit roots, perhaps in a way never imagined by Arthur Conan Doyle. Hint: think Monty Python.

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.

Once On This Island an eye opener

This high energy TheatreWorks production pulsates to a French Caribbean beat, radiating life force.