British director Emma Rice’s production is ingenious, though the dancing, prancing and antics alter the story’s overall feel.
For a small company, Oakland Theater Project productions are professional and proficient. The play based on Borges’ 1975 short story is no exception.
It was thrilling to see Shotgun Players produce the West Coast premiere of such a complex, multifaceted and challenging production.
In “Colonialism is Terrible, But Phở is Delicious,” playwright Dustin Chinn offers an oft-comedic take on thorny issues of race, history and dining.
An interview with playwright Dave Malloy and Shotgun Players’ co-director Patrick Dooley. The sung-through musical premieres Saturday at the Shotgun Players’ Ashby Stage Theater.
Playwright Mildred Inez Lewis’ world premiere, ‘The Museum Annex’ is a clever homage to the 1986 classic, ‘The Colored Museum.’
Ting says he’s grateful for the community who “practice their art with a sense of justice at its core.”
The production, by Oakland’s Marcus Gardley, mirrors Shakespeare’s story, but reimagines it with a 21st-century, modern-verse vocabulary.
A nuanced, poignant world premiere from playwright Christina Anderson reflects on a family’s campaign to integrate their hometown swimming pool.
The astute comic revenge fantasy at the Ashby Stage has a somber, realistic ending.
This adaptation of a best-selling nonfiction book is a thoughtful play about a psychology professor, his wife, an accident, Joseph Stalin’s daughter, and a white supremacist’s son.
Ten years in the making, this world premiere at Berkeley Rep combines a Kenyan myth with a modern twist.