.Theater & Performance

Jul 14, 2021

One Voice, One Mic: Alameda’s only comedy club comes roaring back with laughter

For our West Alameda Spotlight, Lou Fancher shines on the Alameda Comedy Club, the only comedy club in Alameda, and owners Patrick Ford and Lori Theis as they reopen their doors and invite laughter back into our lives.
Oct 11, 2017

Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses at Zellerbach in Berkeley

The visually stunning play by Mary Zimmerman is coming back to its Bay Area roots this month. Metamorphoses had its West Coast premiere at the Zellerbach Playhouse...
Sep 20, 2017

Blasted by Sarah Kane

In 1995, British playwright Sarah Kane premiered her first production, a provocative three-person play featuring rape, suicide, and cannibalism. It shocked London audiences with its unflinching depiction and was met by largely negative...
Aug 30, 2017

Luna Gale at Aurora Theatre

Exasperated social worker Caroline (Jamie Jones) drowns in paperwork in Aurora's Bay Area Premiere of Luna Gale. Credits: Photo by David Allen Luna Gale, written by playwright Rebecca Gilman,...
Jul 19, 2017

The Glass Menagerie at California Shakespeare Theater

From left to right: Karen Aldridge as Amanda and Sean San José as Tom. Credits: Photo by Cheshire Isaacs This weekend marks the California Shakespeare Theater’s final run of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. The semi-autobiographical work, which is...
Jul 19, 2017

Bindlestiff Studio Presents ​Tagalog 2017

Located in San Francisco’s SOMA district, Bindlestiff Studio is the only permanent, community-based performing arts venue in the nation dedicated to showcasing emerging Filipino American and Pilipino artists. Since 1989, Bindlestiff Studio has hosted theatrical productions, music...
Jul 12, 2017

Samuel Peaches’ Peripatetic Players Presents Shakespeare or Space Wars

Samuel Peaches (Casey Robbins), and Princess Gwen (Marlene Yarosh). Credits: Photo by Tim Guydish A traveling thespian troupe is coming to a Bay Area park near you. The Peripatetic Players will be mounting its latest, titled Shakespeare or Space...
Jul 5, 2017

Mamma Mia! At Woodminster in Oakland

Joy Sherratt (center) with Leandra Ramm and Krista Wigle. Credits: Photo by Kathy Kahn Nestled in the Oakland Hills off Joaquin Miller Road is the Woodminster Amphitheater. Many are familiar with the cascades, used as an outdoor workout playground,...
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