Theater Review | Apr 15, 2014
Martin Luther, Hamlet and Doctor Faustus prove an irresistible combination for a college comedy. By Sam Hurwitt
Performance | Apr 12, 2014
Last month, Sean Keane, one of San Francisco's top standup comedians, announced that he is moving to Los Angeles in May. Before letting him board that 'Greyhound of the Skies' flight to Bob Hope Airport, it seemed only fitting to subject him to that most ignominious of employment traditions: the exit interview. By Anthony Bedard
Theater Review | Apr 07, 2014
Scottish playwright Linda McLean returns to the Magic with the fragmented remnants of a released prisoner's mind. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Mar 29, 2014
Auditioning actress turns the tables in a bondage comedy. By Sam Hurwitt
Performance | Mar 28, 2014
Friday was a day for dancing, especially in the Bay Area, where dance enthusiasts of all kinds shook their stuff as part of the worldwide flash mob known as dance anywhere. By Kevin L. Jones
Theater Review | Mar 28, 2014
In “Point Shipyard Project,” Push Dance Company has collaborated with the 3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic located next to Bayview-Hunters Point to explore what the future of the neighborhood might look like. By Olivia Allen-Price
Event | Mar 28, 2014
Just like what Men Without Hats told us back in the '80s -- "You can dance if you want to" -- but the organizers behind the worldwide performance dance anywhere also want you to know that you can dance at any time, anywhere. By Kevin L. Jones
Performance | Mar 24, 2014
Once a silent-film and vaudeville house where Charlie Chaplin performed, Mill Valley's 100-year-old Throckmorton Theatre is a local hub for live entertainment. The Throck's regular Mark Pitta & Friends Tuesday Night Comedy is a Bay Area comedy institution with a devoted following. By Lori Halloran
Performance | Mar 20, 2014
Two decades ago former electronics engineer Ann Woo founded Chinese Performing Arts of America in San Jose to hand down the Chinese culture she loves. Today the organization Is a professional performing troupe, an arts-education center and a thriving multicultural arts incubator that provides a platform for traditional and contemporary artists to create new works every year. By Amy Miller
Theater Review | Mar 17, 2014
Minneapolis comic actor Steven Epp returns to Berkeley Rep in Dario Fo's biting 1970 agitprop farce, Accidental Death of an Anarchist. By Sam Hurwitt
Performing Arts : NPR
NPR's Kelly McEvers interviews Anne Basting, a theater artist and educator at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, about being awarded the MacArthur fellowship this year. She describes her work with people with cognitive impairment, such as Alzheimer's and dementia, using improv theater and storytelling techniques to improve their lives.
Albee made his debut as a Broadway playwright in 1962 with Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, which went on to win a Tony Award. He died Friday at the age of 88. Originally broadcast in 1984.
Some TV stars will perform Sophocles' Antigone on stage in Ferguson, Mo., tonight. The ancient Greek drama is expected to resonate with its theme of an individual's struggle against the state.
"All art should be useful," Albee said. "If it's merely decorative, it's a waste of time." The Pulitzer-winning playwright of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? died Friday following a short illness.
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