Theater Review | Mar 11, 2014
Time marches grimly backward in a tragedy of parental over-protectiveness. By Sam Hurwitt
Event | Mar 10, 2014
Northern California audiences have come to expect regular exposure to Spain's greatest flamenco artists, but the array of talent coming through the region is beyond anything in recent memory. By Andrew Gilbert
Theater Review | Mar 04, 2014
Z Space's jubilant world premiere musical squeezes all the juice out of every moment. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Feb 25, 2014
A small all-woman cast delivers a scrappy, dynamic Twelfth Night. By Sam Hurwitt
Performance | Feb 20, 2014
Charya Burt trained in and taught classical Cambodian dance in Phnom Penh, where her family suffered oppression by the Khmer Rouge. Now in the Bay Area, she's passing on her art -- and pushing it in new directions. By Cynthia Stone
Event | Feb 19, 2014
A group of Tibetan American teenagers practice a song called "Galway Tenshu," which is performed only for the Dalai Lama. They will sing it for him when he visits Berkeley on February 23. By Rachel Dornhelm
Performance | Feb 13, 2014
The Bay Area is home to several lion-dance troupes. What sets San Francisco's Kei Lun Martial Arts apart, says director Corey Chan, is the group's dedication to preserving the ancient Chinese stories these festive dances portray -- and to puzzling out the mysteries at their heart. By Cynthia Stone
Performance | Feb 12, 2014
Founded by artist Ruth Asawa in the late 1960s, the San Francisco Arts Education Project posts around 70 working artists to teach theater, dance and visual arts in 24 San Francisco schools. By Cy Musiker
Theater Review | Feb 09, 2014
Marcus Gardley makes magic with Lorca, New Orleans and powerful women at Berkeley Rep. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Feb 05, 2014
Marsh favorites Marga Gomez and Brian Copeland return with new solo shows, and this time it's not about them. 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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