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'4000 Miles' in 90 minutes
'Black Watch' Reveals War is Hellish, and Aesthetically Dynamic
'Ching Chong Chinaman' at City Lights
'Endgame' and 'Play' at A.C.T.
'Falling Apart' Gracefully with Joe Goode
'Lady Windermere' Will Make You a Fan
'Manic Pixie Dream Girl' Takes a Comic-Book Look at Romcom Tropes
'Our Practical Heaven' Strains Towards Chekhovian Family Drama, But Mostly it Just Strains
'Potted Potter' Whizzes Through the Wizard World
'The Happy Ones' Get a Rude Awakening at Magic Theatre
'The House that will not Stand' Delivers
'The Real' Keith Moon Missing in One-Man Show
'War Horse' at SF's Curran Theater
A.C.T.'s Phèdre a Hot Mess
The Abduction from the Seraglio
African-American 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' Makes it Click
Aiming For Political Satire, 'Dead Metaphor' Misfires
Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps
All's Unfair in Love and War in Shakespeare's 'Troilus and Cressida'
All's Well in All-Woman 'Twelfth Night'
All's Well That Ends Well
Altar Boyz is Flashy Fun and Not Much More
Always... Patsy Cline
America, the Heartbroken
Anna Deavere Smith, Human Tape-Recorder Extraordinaire
Anton in Show Business at the Dragon
The Arabian Nights
Aurora Theatre Company is on Fire with 'The Arsonists'
Aurora's 'This Is How It Goes' Goes Uncomfortably Far
Avenue Q at The Orpheum
Bach at Leipzig
Back to the Sixties with Don Reed
Bad Habits at Theatre Rhinoceros
Baryshnikov Meets Chekhov in a Perplexing Multimedia Muddle
Bay One Acts Festival
The Bengsons Pack a Lifetime of Joy into Indie Rock Opera 'Hundred Days'
Berkeley Rep's "Ruined" Is About Women's Bodies, the Battlefield of the War in the Congo
Berkeley Rep's 'Dear Elizabeth' Celebrates Two Lives in Letters
Berkeley Rep's 'Troublemaker' Is a Rock-'Em, Sock-'Em Riot
Big Death & Little Death
Bindlestiff's 'Kind of Sad Love Story' is Just What it Says it Is
Blasted at the Mosser Hotel
Bloody 'Carrie' Is More Sad Than Scary
Breaking the Code
Brian Copeland and Marga Gomez Get Impersonal at The Marsh
The Brothers Size at Magic Theatre
Cabaret at the SF Playhouse
Cal Shakes' 'American Night' Is Juan in a Million
A Case of Cyberstalking Clear as 'Crystal Springs'
Center REP's 'Pilgrims Musa and Sheri' Is an All-American Romance
Charlie Varon's 'FWD: Life Gone Viral:' RE: When Big Things Happen to Little People
Choose Your Own Playlist at Impact's 'Jukebox Stories'
The Choppy Voyage of 'Pericles' Finds Safe Harbor at Berkeley Rep
A Chorus Line
Cirque du Soleil's Ovo
Cirque du Soleil: Kooza
A Civil War Christmas at TheatreWorks
Clue at Boxcar Theatre
Clybourne Park at A.C.T.
The Cold War Between the Sexes: Neil LaBute's 'reasons to be pretty'
Coming of Age When You're Born Into Porn
Compleat Female Stage Beauty at City Lights
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
The Cutting Ball Theater: AvantGardARAMA
A Family Crucible At Summer Camp in Anna Ziegler's 'Another Way Home'
Famous Last Words
Fela! Is That Rare Broadway Musical That Earns Its Exclamation Point
Flying Karamazovs Remember When They Used to Juggle
The Forest War
Frank Langella's Cyrano at City Lights
From Puerto Rico To Berkeley Rep, Rita Moreno Stars In Her Own Life
Fukú Adaptationus: Campo Santo Acts Out Oscar Wao
The Future Project: Sunday Will Come
German Social Commentary Meets Tom Waits Gloom And Grit in Shotgun Players' Woyzeck
Giant Bones at Exit Theatre
Glengarry Glen Ross at San Jose Stage
Godzilla's Back and More Low-Budget Than Ever
The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes
Great Performances Populate Berkeley Rep's 'No Man's Land'
I Was a Teenage Metal God. Or Was I?
Impact's 'As You Like It' a Bawdy Barroom Delight
The Importance of Being Earnest
In 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,' the Populist President Speaks Mostly to the Teens
In the Next Room
In the Red and Brown Water at Marin Theatre Company
Interrogating the Interrogators in Madcap Farce
It's Not Love; It's Just 'Chance'
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, at City Lights
Lend Me a Tenor at the Livermore Shakespeare Festival
Let's Talk About Sex, and 'The Oy' Thereof
Life During Wartime Is Nasty, Brutish And Not Especially Short
Life Isn't Easy for 19th Century Black Lesbians...or Is It?
The Lion in Winter at Shakespeare Santa Cruz
Lips Together, Teeth Apart
Local Play Celebrates Nigerian Scammer-Jammers
Love in American Times at San Jose Rep
Lysistrata at City Lights
The Lysistrata Project
The Magic Flute
Magic Theatre Digs Up Sam Shepard's 'Buried Child'
Magic Theatre's Musical Monologue Internalizes the War at Home
Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet at A.C.T.
Marga Gomez Is Not Getting Any Younger
Mark O'Rowe's 'Terminus' Spellbinds at the Magic
Masochistic Audition Comedy Is a Kinky Trifle
Memory Gets Muddy in Magic Theatre's 'Se Llama Cristina'
Men Think They are Better Than Grass
Metamorphosis at Aurora Theatre
The Mind of Blowdryer
Monologist Brings a Cast Into the 'Reeds'
Monster in the Dark
More Pixels Than Pixie Dust in this Peter Pan Techno-Spectacle
Mr. Fujiyama's Electric Beach
Mugwumpin's 'Great Big Also' Prepares Us for a Brave New World
Musical Theatre Is Superman's Kryptonite
O Lovely Glowworm, or Scenes of Great Beauty
Oakland Opera Theater: Queenie Pie
Oh, Naughty Muppets. What Would Jim Henson Think of You Now?
On the Waterfront at San Jose Stage
Opera San José: Rigoletto
Oriana the Giant Slayer: Fallaci the Rogue Journalist Gets Grilled in a New Play
Orpheus in the Underworld
Othello: Die Trying
Our Breath Is Thin As a Hummingbird's Spine
Performance Sorceress Mary Zimmerman Spins 'The White Snake'
Pick Up Ax
Pina Bausch: Ten Chi
A Play That Will Change Your Life, at the SHN Curran
Point Shipyard Project Tells Bayview's Gentrification Story
Political Drama Outshined by Dramatic Politics
The Producers at Foothill Musical Theatre
Psychotic Mother Belts It Out, Wins Tony. It's Next to Normal.
A Raisin in the Sun at the Pear Avenue Theatre
Reality Shifts 'Every Five Minutes' in Magic Theatre's Post-Traumatic Stress Play
Reasons To Be Pretty at San Jose Stage
Rich and Famous
A Romance from 'Hell', in a Nice Way
The Romane Event
Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare Santa Cruz
Samantha Chanse: Lydia's Funeral Video
San Francisco Ballet at 75
See What's in Sean Owens' 'Breeches'
Seeking Answers in a 'Silent Sky'
SF Ballet at 75: Program Four
SF Jazz Festival: Kamikaze Ground Crew
SF Mime Troupe Nibbles the Hand That Feeds It
SF Opera: Das Rheingold
The Shaker Chair at the Pear Avenue Theatre
Shotgun Players Sets Sail from 'Voyage' to 'Shipwreck' in Stoppard's 'Coast of Utopia'
Shotgun Players' Unnerving Portrait in Five Scenes
So Much For Tradition. Harvey Fierstein Stars in Fiddler On The Roof.
Something Special in SF Playhouse's Sandbox
SoWat Now! Festival of Contemporary Performance
Speed-the-Plow at the Pear
Spoiler Alert! The Playwright Does Not Kill Himself
Superior Donuts at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Take Me Out
Tales of the City at A.C.T.
Te Adoro West Side Story
Theater Revived the Radio Star?
Theatre of Yugen: Noh Pressure Cooker
TheatreWorks' Caroline, or Change
There IS a Place for Us -- In the Heights is an "Up Side Story"
There's Something Operatic About Mary Magdalene
They Brought It.
They Can't Go On. But They Go On And On.
This May Feel a Little Funny
The Three Musketeers at City Lights
Tiny Kushner at the Berkeley Rep
Tis Pity She's a Whore
Tom Stoppard's Rock 'n' Roll
Too Cool by Half: 'The Wild Bride' is Cluttered with Creativity
The Tosca Project
Tourette's Without Regrets
Tragedy: A Tragedy
Tristan & Who? It's About The Ones They Left Behind
The Trojan War: This Time It's Personal
Turn of the Screw
Walk a Mile in Her Heels: Persepolis, Texas Maps the Swampland of Identity
War, Death, and Gold-Plated Guns at the 'Baghdad Zoo'
The Way of the World
When Mimes Talk
Word for Word: Angel Face
Word for Word: Sonny's Blues
Word for Word: Strangers We Know
Working for the Mouse at the Exit Theatre
World Premiere of Lolita Roadtrip a Rough Ride
Wrong Words Make Us Laugh at Superpowers in David Henry Hwang's 'Chinglish'
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