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State of possession

Aaron Davidman's 'Wrestling Jerusalem' embodies the divide over Israel-Palestine

Rocked worlds

The Bengsons take love, life, and music on the road with 'Hundred Days'

A feast for the nonsenses

Cutting Ball Theater's Ubu Roi frolics in kitchen sink surrealism

Expose yourself to art

Deborah Cullinan and Marc Bamuthi Joseph talk creative ecosystems and Young Jean Lee's 'Untitled Feminist Show'

In light and shadow

Spiritual redemption and hard truths mingle in the West Coast premiere of 'Poro Oyna'

Art-ic blast

Dispatches from live performance in frigid New York

One of us

Emotional monstrosities animate 'Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness'


THE YEAR IN THEATER: Highlights from 2013, on and off the boards

Band practice

Reading by moonlight with Nicole Kidman Is Fucking Gorgeous

Eat your heart out

Kneehigh's comic-romantic 'Tristan & Yseult' is high-flying theater for the masses

Family album

Margo Hall and Marcus Shelby craft a musical memoir in 'Be Bop Baby'

Cul de sac

Familiar narrative tropes foreshorten Campo Santo's 'Alleluia, the Road'

The horror

Lightening up the darkness in 'Underneath the Lintel' and 'Grand Guignol'

The art of dialogue

Voices and impressions from Poland's Dialog Festival

Government smackdown

The Taming hits below the Beltway but stays shy of a knockout


We're declaring 2012-2013 the theatre season of Lauren Gunderson, y'all. Ever since this prolific Georgia native's Exit, Pursued by a Bear debuted at Crowded Fire Theater in 2011, Gunderson's scripts are smart, sassy, and...

Hearts on fire

Studium Teatralne makes its Bay Area debut with a heroic Holocaust tale

She has had it

SF Opera mounts 'Dolores Claiborne'

Self service

SF Fringe Festival tells it like it is with random tales from the service sector and beyond

Mass. transit

Class and solidarity are a makeshift matter in David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People

Choose your own adventure

FALL ARTS: STAGE Anything is possible at the SF Fringe Festival

Fall forward

FALL ARTS: THEATER Onstage highlights of the coming season

Sublime nonsense

With Wet the Hippo, big-top veteran John Gilkey and associates explore the big bottom

Labors of love

Teatro Jornalero Sin Fronteras makes common cause with the Imaginists