Theater Review | Nov 12, 2013
A night of "pizza, beer," Shakespeare, and the Trojan War at Berkeley's Impact Theatre. By Sam Hurwitt
Event | Nov 06, 2013
A Muslim, Buddhist, priest and atheist crash land in the middle of a Nigerian civil war and must put aside their personal and religious differences to get out alive. That's the basic outline of A Message, the Arabian Shakespeare Fest's first import. By Ben Marks
Theater Review | Nov 05, 2013
Local playwright explores Nigerian scammers and the online pranksters who target them. By Sam Hurwitt
Performance | Nov 03, 2013
A powerful moment at the Creative Time Summit recalls this year's California prison hunger strikes. By Christian L. Frock
The Do List | Oct 31, 2013
Cy Musiker and David Wiegand scout the Bay Area for things to do this coming weekend and turn up sugar skulls, a Lou Reed tribute, and a desert caravan from Mali.
Performance | Oct 24, 2013
Blood will be spilled on screen and stage to celebrate the Bay Area's favorite holiday. By Cy Musiker
Theater Review | Oct 21, 2013
Scottish playwright Linda McLean returns to the Bay Area stage with strangers, babies, another disturbing slice of life. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Oct 15, 2013
New political drama at TheatreWorks seems quaint compared to what's actually going on in national politics. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Oct 12, 2013
42nd Street Moon revives a long-forgotten Superman musical that shows why it never took flight. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Oct 08, 2013
Rajiv Joseph's Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo delves into the otherworldly and absurd, with a bent towards the fantastical. By Liz Mak
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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