"I wish we had a bar like this," one of my companions exclaimed upon seeing Devin Kasper's irresistibly inviting set for "The View UpStairs."
In his latest collection of essays and performance pieces, Tim Miller demonstrates a well-honed sense of humor, a passion for queer history, and the kind of melodrama only a true performance artist can exude.
Miriam, the sharp-witted atheist academic played by Annette O'Toole in "The Good Book" now at Berkeley Rep, is the kind of professor whose bravura makes a lecture hall come alive.
The title of "Significant Other," playwright Joshua Harmon's curdled romantic comedy now in its local premiere at the San Francisco Playhouse, refers not to one of the play's many soon-to-be-spouses but to Jordan Berman (Kyle Cameron).
Possibilities for engagement with the arts and culture of the Bay Area do sometimes seem infinite. Take Out There's last week, for example — please!
Joe Trace and his wife Violet tell two sides of the same story in "Jazz," an adaptation of Toni Morrison's 1992 novel now in its West Coast premiere at the Marin Theatre Company.
There's plenty of unsavory behavior on display in this American Conservatory Theater co-production with Washington, D.C.'s Shakespeare Theatre Company.
Joshua Harmon has seen his share of romantic comedies. "You often have this gay sidekick to the female lead who will come into a scene, say something funny or supportive, then disappear for a while."
In the national touring production of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" now playing at the Golden Gate Theatre, there isn't anything the Candy Man can do to compensate for the Vegetable Woman.
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"The Gentleman Caller," a toothsome morsel at NCTC, is playwright Philip Dawkins' booze-soaked bonbon of a two-hander.
"It's been a while now, but I really stumbled into the world of musical theater," says Broadway star Joshua Henry, who plays the Bay Area Cabaret series at the Venetian Room on April 28.
In his new memoir, gay actor Andrew Rannells tells the contemporary Candide-like adventure of a Midwestern boy relocating to New York City to fulfill his dream of being on a Broadway stage.