Theater by the Bay: Best of 2008

Dec 23

Theatergoing in the San Francisco Bay Area is one of life’s treats. No question about it. If you love theater, this is a wonderland. In this devastating economic climate, may that only hold true for the next couple of years. There is so much good theater here, so many incredible actors, writers, directors and crafts people that an annual Top 10 is often...

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Catwoman’s `Journey,’ `Angry’ keeps going

Nov 18

Lee Meriwether has had a long, distinguished career that stretches from her beauty queen days as Miss San Francisco, Miss California and eventually Miss America in the mid-’50s to her stint alongside Buddy Ebsen on TV’s “Barnaby Jones” in the ’70s. But Meriwether will probably always be best known for playing Catwoman in the 1966 movie...

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Review: `Angry Black White Boy’

Oct 28

EXTENDED AGAIN THROUGH DEC. 7 Keith Pinto (left) and Dan Wolf star in Wolf’s adaptation of the Adam Mansbach novel Angry Black White Boy at San Francisco’s Intersection for the Arts. The dynamic production features live music, rap, dance and old-fashioned storytelling. Photos by Evan Loewy   Music, beats, movement make `Angry’ a...

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Moving beyond hip-hop theater with `Angry Black White Boy’

Oct 25

Is Dan Wolf an angry black white boy? Or does he just play one on stage. The answer to both questions is somewhat complicated. Wolf (pictured above, left, with Tommy Shepherd) is an extraordinary actor, playwright, MC and rapper behind the live hip-hop group Felonious. He’s the father of a newborn, and he spends his days as program manager of The Hub, a...

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In the process: Open rehearsal

Apr 13

A quick note to alert Bay Area folks about an interesting opportunity coming right up. On Friday, April 18 and Saturday April 19, Campo Santo is opening up its rehearsal process to give audiences a peek into Bay Area playwright Philip Kan Gotanda’s new play, #5 The Angry Red Drum at Intersection for the Arts. This is part of Campo Santo/Intersection’s...

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Theater Review: `June in a Box’

Mar 13

Opened March 10, 2008 at Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco New musical finds lyricism in true crime three stars Enigmatic Box About four years ago, playwright Octavio Solis and composer Beth Custer collaborated on a surprising (and surprisingly delightful) musical called The Ballad of Pancho and Lucy, based on a true-crime story of bandits who robbed bars in...

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