Streetcar Named Desire

The vital, welcoming, multicultural Ubuntu Theater Project, founded in Oakland in 2012, is currently performing one of Tennessee William's best written and most iconic plays, "Streetcar Named Desire." It's the drama set in 1947 New Orleans in which the  ...

Widowers’ Houses

It's a pleasure to see a fine production of any play by George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), but especially one of his infrequently produced first three "Plays Unpleasant," as Shaw called them. He explained that he called the theatricals unpleasant because,  ...

Watch on the Rhine

Lillian Hellman (1905 –1984), celebrated author and left-wing political activist, would be both pleased and saddened that her 1940 play is being applauded across the country 77 years after it was written — pleased, of course, that her  ...

Participants

TheatreFirst has commissioned 12 enlivening and exhilarating short plays by outstanding playwrights that are designed to provoke thought, discussion and action. All the pieces in “Participants” share the didactic theme of exploring society’s reaction to our current social and political  ...

Black Rider

While many theatre companies put on undemanding feel-good musical shows for the holidays, leave it to Shotgun Players to produce the lauded “Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets,” an avant-garde expressionist take on a German folktale  ...

The Royale

Although it’s over 100 years since the first African-American boxer, Jack Johnson, won the world heavyweight boxing championship in a fight with James L. Jeffries, the white retired champion, the repercussions continue to be heard. The race riots, injuries and  ...

Couture Korea

A new and unique exhibit of more than 120 creations and artifacts highlighting the fabulous style, artistry and complexity of the five-hundred year-old tradition of Korean dress is on view at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum through February 4,  ...

Small Mouth Sounds

Broad Stage, Santa Monica, January 11-28, 2018 AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas, January 31-February 4, 2018 Arsht Center, Miami, February 16-March 4, 2018 Philadelphia Theatre Company, March 13-April 1, 2018 “Small Mouth Sounds” is an extraordinary play that is  ...

Imaginary Comforts

Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, author of the wickedly gothic children’s books, “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” is presenting his first play, the amusing “Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit” in its world premiere  ...