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A play's 'playwright' can't keep his mind focused on the subject at hand in 'The Late Wedding'

Dress with less

Peter Brook's spare but resonant 'The Suit' takes its Bay Area bow

Last laugh

Comedian Paco Romane bids farewell to his Romane Event — for now

Goldies 2014 Comedy: Sean Keane

Skewering the absurdities that inconvenience our daily lives

Goldies 2014 Performance: SALTA

Unique performance group driven by collaboration and a creative sense of place

Goldies 2014 Performance/Music: Brontez Purnell

"I romanticize the outsider. There's always going to be this running theme of me versus the world."

One ringy-dingy

Lily Tomlin takes her classic characters on the road

Harmon’s way

Dan Harmon charts his own course through the comedy universe

All kinds of work and one play

SF Sketchfest's yearly gamut of comedy formats includes a remounting of 1998's off-off-color hit, 'SEX a.k.a. Wieners and Boobs'

Stage might

Upstage/Downstage Awards: theater's best and worst of 2012

Misery over mistletoe

Shotgun Players mount Tom Waits' 'Woyzeck' for the holidays

GOLDIES 2012: PianoFight

A multi-faceted, multi-armed organization of sketch comedy, original drama, new play festivals, and comedy-horror-ballet about ducks

GOLDIES 2012: Mica Sigourney

Drag-rooted performance works that question the egotism of the artist and the role of the audience


Experimental choreographer Melinda Ring on metamorphoses and process as performance in Mouse Auditions

Gimme shelter

Negotiating crisis and 'Turbulence' at Portland, Ore.'s TBA Festival

Asylum seekers

'Marat/Sade' channels revolutionary yearnings and glorious excess from 1789 to 2012

Show trial

Truth and artifice propel history and 'The Scottsboro Boys' musical at A.C.T.

Teese and thank you

Burlesque revivalist extraordinaire Dita Von Teese reveals all!

The tender line

Cutting Ball's docudrama Tenderloin explores its own backyard


The spirit of Michael Jackson returns with Cirque du Soleil

Current events

Mugwumpin's Future Motive Power play at SF's Old Mint unearths the buried passions of Nikola Tesla

Homemade shaman

Dutch performance-maker Robert Steijn debuts in the Bay Area

Lesson plan

Dark Porch Theatre explores familial foreignness in Tutor

Muslim and proud (and hilarious)

Zahra Noorbakhsh takes on the NY International Fringe Festival, parental disapproval, and religious tradition