On the Air: Cy and Jeffrey's Do List Picks for Sept. 8, 2017

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Taylor Mac brings his 24-Decade History of Popular Music to the Curran in San Francisco and Bing Hall at Stanford (Photo:Teddy Wolff/Taylor Mac)

This week we welcome SF Weekly theater columnist Jeffrey Edalatpour for a preview of the fall's most intriguing plays, many of which tackle issues of race, sexuality, and religion. The list includes Taylor's Mac's epic "radical faerie" take on American history, as well as a play so violent it comes with trigger warnings and a world premiere musical about what may be the greatest soul band ever, The Temptations.

Sept. 15–27: Taylor Mac brings his epic 24-Decade History of Popular Music back to the Bay Area.

Sept. 28–Oct. 22: Charles Bradshaw's Thomas and Sally at the Marin Theatre Company goes under the covers with our founding fathers and their bedmates in a world premiere.

Sept. 26–Nov. 11: San Francisco Playhouse presents Robert O'Hara's Barbecue, a play about a family intervention and race.

Sept. 8–23: The San Francisco Fringe Festival showcases more than 30 plays from the silly to serious. 


Sept. 14–Oct. 7: Christopher Chen's A Tale of Autumn tells a tale of corporate succession recalling Shakespeare and Game of Thrones

Sept. 21–Oct. 22: Blasted at Shotgun Players takes us into a horrifying bedroom in the midst of a war zone. 

Sept. 12–Oct. 8: Adapting An American in Paris for the stage and getting it right. Maybe.

Oct. 6–Nov. 5: The Exodus story as imagined by Dreamworks and adapted into a stage musical.

Aug. 31–-Oct. 22: The story of the greatest soul band ever at Berkeley Rep.