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Two brothers leading opposite sides in Thebes' civil war die fighting each other for the throne. Kreon, the new ruler of Thebes, has decided that one brother, Eteocles, will be honored, buried and sanctified by holy rites, and the other, Polyneices, will lie unburied on the battlefield. In this seminal Greek play by Sophocles, Antigone defies the royal edict sent out by her uncle, Kreon, not to bury the body of her brother, deemed a traitor.
Exploring the struggle between the individual and the state, this elegant tragedy about tyrannical power and civil disobedience is considered to be Sophocles' masterpiece and has become synonymous with political protest.
Winner of the 2011 Tony Award for Best Revival. As the SS American heads out to sea, two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love…proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this hilariously bumpy ride are some of Cole Porter's most memorable standards, including "I Get a Kick out of You," "It's Delovely," and of course, "Anything Goes."
Celebrating over 15,000 performances and seen by nearly six million people from around the world, this internationally acclaimed musical revue continues to delight audiences at Club Fugazi in the City's North Beach district with its hilarious spoofs of pop culture, spectacular costumes and outrageously gigantic hats! Beach Blanket Babylon follows Snow White as she takes a fast-paced journey around the world in search of her "Prince Charming." Along the way she encounters a star-studded, ever-changing line-up of hilarious pop-culture characters, including Taylor Swift, Pharrell, Kim Kardashian, Vladimir Putin, Frozen, Iggy Azalea, Hillary & Bill Clinton, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Governor Jerry Brown, Nicki Minaj, The Royal Family, Game of Thrones, Miley Cyrus, Orange is the New Black, President Barack & Michelle Obama, Oprah, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Kim Jong-un & the World Champion San Francisco Giants.
Hosted by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky whom the New York Times just dubbed "The Mayor of Broadway," this unique series arrives this winter at The Nourse Theater with two concert dates scheduled for Megan Hilty (performs 2/7) and Vanessa Williams (performs 4/25). What differentiates this concert series from any other perhaps, is the seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway's biggest stars – prompted by the encyclopedic-minded Rudetsky's probing, funny, revealing questions – and their stellar singing of musical theatre repertoire. Producer Mark Cortale and his creative partner Rudetsky have quickly made their Broadway @ series the single most sought-after ticket to see Broadway's musical mega-stars in concert.
Cornerstone Theater Company arrives at Z Space for a stop on their epic, year-long, ten-city, decade-in-the making, once-in-a-lifetime, world premiere theatrical road-trip across the greatest state in the nation!
In California: The Tempest, "What's past is prologue," as playwright Alison Carey's adaptation of The Tempest meets the challenges of the Golden State head-on in this traveling experience that conjures love, disaster, revenge, forgiveness & music (all that you would expect from Shakespeare!); mixed with earthquakes, drought, overdevelopment, food equity, state politics, fracking and immigration policy (all that you would expect from California!) as Prosper, Minerva, Caliban and Californians from across the state yearn to find the commonality in our diversity and imagine a healthy and inclusive future for California!''
This tour is a journey from downtown Los Angeles to Arvin, Lost Hills, Grayson & Westley, Pacoima, Fowler, East Salinas, Holtville, Eureka, San Francisco then back to the L.A. Arts District where it all began as each of these ten communities contributes to writing the play they inspire. Cornerstone's work in San Francisco for California: The Tempest will be focused in the Mission District and the work organizations like Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Intersection for the Arts, Z Space and Brava Theater Center do serving their local community.
Are you in need of a sultry Spanish night or a boheiman adventure? So brace yourself for a night when the well worn hardwood floors of Pachamama resonate with the pulsating sounds of footwork, song, castanets, syncopated hand clapping and guitar. If you have not seen this group, this is an opportunity to experience their high energy and passion for their art that defines a new dimension in Flamenco and Spanish dance traditions.Carolina and her daughter Carolé offer a special evening for a date night, family gathering, or get together with friends and co-workers.
The writer of In the Red & Brown Water returns with an intimate coming-of-age story threaded throughout with haunting a cappella gospel music. When Pharus and Bobby compete for lead tenor in Drew Prep School's legendary choir, their afterschool battles lead to huge revelations about love and hate.
Recommended for mature teens and up.
Married life and its alternatives are celebrated in Company, Sondheim's groundbreaking musical comedy set in Manhattan. As yet unable to make a commitment of his own, Robert supports his married friends and hears about the ups and downs of their relationships.
Curtains is the hilariously entertaining whodunit from the creative team behind Chicago and Cabaret. It's opening night at Boston's Colonial Theatre and the leading lady has mysteriously died on stage, leaving the cast and crew as suspects. Local detective Frank Cioffi, a theater fan and amateur actor, arrives to conduct the investigation. As the body count rises and secrets spill, Cioffi becomes more and more involved in saving the musical than solving the case. This madcap musical mystery will leave you on the edge of your seat, tapping your feet, and laughing all night.
Set in a rundown bar in the Bronx, two of society's rejects, Danny, a brooding, self-loathing young man who resorts more to violence than reason, and Roberta, a divorced, guilt-ridden young woman whose troubled teenage son is now being cared for by her parents, strike up a conversation over a beer. Danny, whose fellow truck drivers call him "the beast," seems incapable of tender emotion, while Roberta, who is still haunted by the memory of an ugly sexual incident involving her father, is distrustful of men in general. As their initial reserve begins to melt, they decide to spend the night together and the possibility of a genuine and meaningful relationship begins to emerge—the first for both of them. In the end, both characters find hope for a future touched with less bitterness and loneliness than they had imagined before their fateful meeting.
It starts with a man in a basement asking his refrigerator for guidance. the dreamer examines his pillow, by John Patrick Shanley - author of Doubt and Moonstruck - is a "heterosexual homily"about the difficulties surrounding art, sex, personal responsibility and love.
The three characters grapple with the nature of love and passion, trying desperately to fix themselves and each other. But everything unfolds in bizarre, inevitable ways in spite of the characters' most valiant efforts to take control of their fate.
Lanford Wilson's "The Talley Trilogy" continues on Aurora's mainstage. It's 1977 and Ken Talley has retreated to his family's farmhouse in Missouri after losing the use of his legs in Vietnam. Family and friends from their student UC Berkeley days gather to pull Ken back from the brink and to decide the fate of the Talley legacy. A heartwarming and often hilarious portrait of the Woodstock generation at the precise moment they realize the fireworks ended yesterday.
MacArthur "Genius" Award-winning Tarell Alvin McCraney pens a poignant and poetic new play about the journey of family and faith, trial and tribulation. In a dilapidated house near the ever-shifting source of the Mississippi, Shelah's family gathers on a stormy night for her birthday—bringing ghosts and secrets of the past with them. As her roof buckles under the weight of the rain, Shelah's convictions begin to wash away, leaving her to excavate the truths buried below. Directed by the preeminent Tina Landau in her Berkeley Rep debut, the riveting Head of Passes comes to the Bay Area straight from its acclaimed world premiere in Chicago.
Based on Joseph Conrad's classic novel, Heart of Darkness is a powerful opera that portrays the greedy world of ivory smugglers in Central Africa as narrated by the central character, Marlow. The plot unfolds through a series of short, fast-paced scenes that gradually increase in tension, as Marlow's tale approaches its climax.
Tarik O'Regan's score is concise and colorful, and is imbued with a magical and haunting beauty. Joined with Tom Phillips' inspired libretto, this work truly delivers the power of Conrad's psychodrama, conveying deep emotion and touching audiences. Creative Director Brian Staufenbiel's design, in high-impact Opera Parallèle style, is full of production innovations that bring this opera to stirring life.
Freshman year at college is hard when your roommate is weird, you're feeling homesick, and a hook-handed serial killer is slashing girls' throats. But if Lexi can discover what really happened to her high school best friend on that car ride to the movies, everything will be okay. In this existential slasher comedy, Lexi and her friends learn what it means to grow up—and it's not pretty.
Hookman is a meditation on what it means to be young and female in a world that seems—at times—hostile, lonely, and dangerous.
The phenomenal Improv Playhouse of San Francisco, the Bay Area's premiere improvisational theatre troupe, specializes in that most difficult and dazzling of improvised high-wire acts – longform improv. Each performance is entirely unique, and relies on suggestions solicited from the audience to get them started on their performance journey of an entire stageplay, full-length movie, Shakespearean tale, or even a delightful series of unrelated scenes – all completely improvised!
From the Tony Award–winning composer of Parade and Honeymoon in Vegas, Jason Robert Brown, comes the powerful and intimate musical, The Last Five Years, in concert for a special musical event. The presentation features Betsy Wolfe, the critically acclaimed original cast of the 2013 production at New York's Second Stage Theatre.
The Last Five Years tells the powerful story of Cathy and Jamie, two twenty-something New Yorkers who dive headfirst into a marriage fueled by the optimism that comes from finding "the one." But in a city where professional and personal passions collide and only the strongest relationships survive, navigating the waters of love and matrimony can sometimes prove to be daunting. Sung from their individual points of view, Cathy's journey is told from ending to beginning, and Jamie's from beginning to end. Funny, honest, and intimate, and with an exuberantly romantic score, The Last Five Years takes a bold look at one young couple's hope that love endures the test of time.
Tony Award winner and Grammy nominee, Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Kinky Boots) makes her Feinstein's at he Nikko debut with her one-woman show, Sin and Salvation, featuring an eclectic mix of soulful rock, pop and blues.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Lena Hall traveled the world performing and received her first big break singing for Pope John Paul II at Candlestick Stadium for over 50,000 people at the young age of 7. Hall was a member of the Young People's Teen Musical Theatre Company in San Francisco and at the age of 17, joined the national tour of Cats. When not on the Broadway stage, Lena performs with her band The Deafening.
An intimate and disarmingly honest play from one of England's most celebrated modern playwrights (and Artistic Director of Baltimore's Center Stage), Let There Be Love tells the story of Alfred, a gruff and complicated West Indian immigrant, recently transplanted to London. Struggling with his new surroundings and his estrangement from both of his daughters, he experiences a new awakening, and a new reckoning with his past, when he comes to know a young Polish caregiver assigned to his case. Filled with the sumptuous jazz standards that pour forth from Alfred's beloved record player, Let There Be Love explores the forces of memory and mystery that lie at the heart of all immigrant experiences—and what can happen when, at any age, we open our minds to the possibility of change.
Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's most rapturous and seductive musical waltzes onto the stage in a sumptuous, all-new production. Filled with Sondheim's signature wit and some of his most gorgeous melodies—including the beloved and haunting treasure "Send in the Clowns"—A Little Night Music presents a beguiling and bittersweet tale of lost love, scandalous infidelity, and young passions that intertwine over a midsummer's eve at a country home in 1900s Sweden. This ravishing production will sweep audiences away with mesmerizing theatrical storytelling that ignites the senses.
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence beyond her years. Unloved by her ghastly parents and bullied by her evil headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, she resorts to using her special gifts to get by, in the process impressing her kind schoolteacher, Miss Honey, with her curiosity and charm.
Over the course of her first term at school, Miss Honey and Matilda begin to have a profound effect on each other's lives, learning that destiny is in your hands!
Tough, sexy and audacious Mirandolina is the mistress of a Tuscan inn whose guests include a Count who bought his title, a Marchese who has nothing but his title, and a Cavaliere who is determined to scorn all women. Armed with wit and wiles, Mirandolina sets out to teach her guests some lessons in love and finance, while hanging onto the handsome Fabrizio as both her fiancé and employee! Will true love prevail? Will Mirandolina "lean in" and get it all? A rapturous and sharply hilarious 18th Century battle-of-the-sexes comedic caper about a woman trying to run a business in a man's world, in a fresh new World Premiere adaptation by the director of the REP hits Noises Off, Sweet Charity, and Rumors.
Cutting Ball's resident playwright Andrew Saito examines the United States' inconsistent progress on issues of power and race through the colliding histories of two prominent American figures on one shared tract of land. On a plantation in a small Maryland town, a teenaged slave named Frederick Douglass once fought and triumphed against an overseer named Edward Covey. The moment would permanently alter the course of Douglass' life, freeing him from fear and building a new sense of agency. In 2003, Covey's home, "Mount Misery," was purchased by former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld for $1.5 million. In Mt. Misery, Saito imagines Rumsfeld and Douglass' interactions across time. Mt. Misery was commissioned by Cutting Ball and developed as part of the 2014 edition of RISK IS THIS… The Cutting Ball New Experimental Plays Festival.
The Name of the Monster is a satire of the Hollywood system, focusing on a special effects artist (Victor) who gets involved over his head after he accidentally kills a famous young actor and brings him back to life (a la Frankenstein) by implanting a microchip in his brain. The operation is a success, but now the actor (who remains nameless, like Dr. Frankenstein's creation) no longer wants to make Hollywood films. Now the director (Henry), Victor, and the actor's girlfriend and co-star (Justine) must team up to get the actor back to the set in time for filming!
Welcome to swingin' England. The disarming and doltish Francis Henshall finds himself trapped by farce into working for two bosses—who are connected to each other in wildly improbable ways. He just has to keep them from discovering each other. Easy, right? Inspired insanity, high-low antics, and nimble wordplay ensue—all backed by live musicians paying homage to rockabilly and a certain Fab Four. Join Francis in the fun as he leads you through this topsy-turvy world of love triangles and mistaken identities. It's more than a sassy update of Carlo Goldoni's classic knee-slapper, A Servant of Two Masters. It's a brilliantly delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues.
Hidden in the tunnels deep below the Paris Opera lies a mysterious deformed musical genius who stalks the halls and terrorizes the company. Face half covered by his famous mask , his only happiness comes from his tutoring of the beautiful, orphaned chorus girl Christine Daaé, with whom he has an enduring obsession. Unseen, he teaches the young soprano to sing 'The Music of the Night.' As her 'Angel of Music', Christine blossoms and steps out of the shadows onto centre stage.
When Christine becomes engaged to another man, the Phantom is driven mad with jealousy and will stop at nothing to possess her, even murder. And so begins a tantalizing tale of forbidden love and supernatural adventure so exciting that over 130 million people worldwide have been lost in the enchantment!
Proof is an elegant and engaging story of obsession, intellect and family bonding. Twenty-five year old Catherine must establish the authorship of a mathematical proof found in the office of her brilliant but troubled father. Following his death, she must confront her volatile emotions along with the arrival of her estranged sister and a burgeoning romance with her father's former student. When all these forces come to a head, Catherine begins to question whether she's inherited her father's talent…or his madness.
Leslie Jordan is one of the most consistently recognizable faces in popular entertainment. His journey towards stardom has provided one of the quirkier, impressive varied career trajectories of the past few decades. His arrival in Hollywood back in 1982 (with $1500 sewn into his clothing by his steel magnolia Mother) was the starting gate. After a brief career as a jockey, Jordan has enjoyed the full show-business spectrum; the lean days, the bumps in the road, the acclaim, reaching the pinnacle of television performing with award recognition, the ensuing victory laps followed by an alarming and unexpected down slope, the dangers of being type cast or stereotyped, the challenges to remain relevant in a rapidly changing world of technological advancement, and the ever present threat of being put "out to pasture" by a youth obsessed culture and industry. Through it all, Leslie Jordan has remained constant, relevant and, above all, funny! His ability to take it all in stride has kept him moving onward and upward, through it all.
The Star Without a Name is the story of a 12-hour love affair, and of those who were there to witness it. The life of routine in a sleepy country village in 1942 is shaken one night when an express train makes an unexpected stop to unload a mysterious passenger — a glamorous woman who has no money and refuses to say who she is. Translated and adapted from Romanian by director and producer Ana-Catrina Buchser, The Star Without a Name is written by Mihail Sebastian, better known in the US for his journals on surviving fascism and anti-semitism, which were adapted into a play by David Auburn in 2004.
In "The Office" a young housewife is convinced that an office of one's own is what she needs to be a real writer--but when she finds the perfect place, her landlord presents an unexpected and surprising obstacle; in "Dolly", our protagonist is confident that she and her husband have the enduring love of late life—until Franklin's old flame, Gwen, pops up. From Munro's first short story collection to her most recent, these two stories showcase the irony, humor, and surprise found in Munro's heroines.
You've never seen Chekhov like this. Aaron Posner's irreverent update of The Seagull lets us into a country house where unrequited desire is drowned in equal parts alcohol and sarcasm. In true Chekhovian fashion, actresses, playwrights, doctors, and novelists bare their souls as they search desperately for the truth of love and art.
It's the 4th of July, 1944 in Lebanon, Missouri. After a lifetime of believing they'll never truly belong in the world around them, Matt, a liberal Jewish immigrant, has worked up the courage to ask well-to-do gentile Sally Talley for her hand, and convince her that they do belong—as husband and wife. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the first entry in "The Talley Trilogy."
"As spellbinding as a deadly snake charmed from its basket…" That's just one of the accolades for Steven Epp and Dominique Serrand's provocative and enjoyable revival of Molière's satire on religious hypocrisy. A seemingly pious Tartuffe ingratiates himself to the wealthy Orgon, gaining access to the old man's house and throwing his family into chaos. As Orgon falls for the scoundrel's ruse, Tartuffe's deceit takes a dangerous turn. Berkeley Rep audiences fell in love with the impish Epp and esteemed director Serrand when they delighted us with such legendary shows as The Miser. This modern interpretation of Molière's most popular play—featuring a hypnotic Epp in the title role—is as intense and incisive as the day it was written, and just as entertaining.
A comic thriller about a reality TV show where the boundaries between fiction and fact, life and death, are dangerously blurred. Also skewering the effect of the information age on the nature of identity.
Mom's fine. She's filing for bankruptcy, her health could better, and she should probably stop driving. But she'll overcome adversity through Optimism! and Courage! – or so she tries to convince her daughters through frontier folk songs and tall tales of pioneers past. Wryly funny and generously tender, this new family drama with music won MTC's 2013 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize.