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Theater Briefs: closing soon and coming soon

Theater Briefs: closing soon and coming soon

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 24, 2023

The fall theater season continues at a fast and furious pace, with plenty of openings still to come. Here are a few productions that should be on your radar.

Going Out, Oct. 19-27, 2023

Going Out, Oct. 19-27, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 19, 2023

From artists showcasing their works at the Shipyard Open Studios, to pre-Halloween weekend revelry, we're sharing a feast of arts and nightclub events in Going Out, this week and every week.

Fortune Feimster — She's queer, she's here, she's hella funny.

Fortune Feimster — She's queer, she's here, she's hella funny.

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 17, 2023

With two hilarious, full-length Netflix specials to her name, numerous acting roles, and a brand new live stand-up comedy tour, aptly titled "Live, Love, Laugh" (in Oakland Oct. 21), there's plenty of Fortune Feimster to go around.

Eddie Izzard and Alex Edelman: Pushing the envelope of stand-up

Eddie Izzard and Alex Edelman: Pushing the envelope of stand-up

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 16, 2023

This month, San Francisco audiences can see two of the brainiest comics currently working in full-length solo shows: queer British entertainer Eddie Izzard, and rising star Alex Edelman.

Golden Thread's ReOrient Festival — Middle Eastern playwrights share their stories

Golden Thread's ReOrient Festival — Middle Eastern playwrights share their stories

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 14, 2023

The ReOrient Festival of Short Plays, running at Potrero Stage includes three productions of works by queer and nonbinary Middle Eastern playwrights with a focus on LGBTQ characters.

'The Rocky Horror Show' — Ray of Light & Oasis deliver a definitive delight

'The Rocky Horror Show' — Ray of Light & Oasis deliver a definitive delight

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 10, 2023

To borrow a line from playwright-composer Richard O'Brien, Ray of Light Theatre "has discovered the secret, that elusive ingredient, that... spark that is the breath of life itself!" in its electrifying resurrection of O'Brien's own "The Rocky Horror Show."

Anthony Rapp's 'Without You' — Musical musings on love and loss

Anthony Rapp's 'Without You' — Musical musings on love and loss

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 10, 2023

From October 19-22 actor Anthony Rapp, whose career took off when he was cast as Mark Cohen in the now classic musical "Rent," will bring his solo musical "Without You" to the Curran Theater.

Going Out, Oct. 5-13, 2023

Going Out, Oct. 5-13, 2023

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 5, 2023

Our autumn harvest of arts and nightlife events is ripening, rousing and ribald, so check 'em out this week and every week.

Charles Busch's campy, candid memoir, 'Leading Lady'

Charles Busch's campy, candid memoir, 'Leading Lady'

  • by Jim Piechota
  • Oct 3, 2023

Candid and often dishy storytelling permeates Charles Busch's "Leading Lady: A Memoir of a Most Unusual Boy." Theater fans, celebrity followers, performance buffs, LGBTQ readers, and everyone else in between will relish it.

Marga Gomez is 'Swimming With Lesbians'

Marga Gomez is 'Swimming With Lesbians'

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 26, 2023

Ahoy, mateys! Lesbian comic Marga Gomez brings her 14th one-person show, "Swimming With Lesbians," to Brava Cabaret October 6-22. Yearning for her first lesbian affair, the main character Isabelle boards a notorious cruise ship "the Celesbian."

Jeremy Geffen on Cal Performances' vibrant programs

Jeremy Geffen on Cal Performances' vibrant programs

  • by Philip Mayard
  • Sep 26, 2023

As Executive and Artistic Director at Cal Performances since 2019, Jeremy Geffen brings over two decades of experience to the Bay Area's foremost performing arts presenting organization. He shared his arts background and some enticing upcoming programs.

B.A.R.'s Bestie balloting begins

B.A.R.'s Bestie balloting begins

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 25, 2023

It's time for Bay Area Reporter readers to cast their ballots for the LGBTQ newspaper's annual Best of the Bay contest.

NCTC's 'Before the Sword' - imagining the life of T.H. White

NCTC's 'Before the Sword' - imagining the life of T.H. White

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Sep 19, 2023

If you've seen Disney's cheerful animated feature "The Sword in the Stone," the world premiere production of "Before the Sword" at the New Conservatory Theatre Center will deepen your appreciation of the film's source material.

'The Lost Art of Dreaming' - Sean Dorsey and company dance their way into Z Space

'The Lost Art of Dreaming' - Sean Dorsey and company dance their way into Z Space

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 19, 2023

Following a world tour, and an Emmy win, Sean Dorsey Dance returns to San Francisco for a second season of performances of "The Lost Art of Dreaming" at Z Space.