US Premiere of SCENES FROM 71* YEARS Portrays Palestinians' Daily RealitiesUS Premiere of SCENES FROM 71* YEARS Portrays Palestinians' Daily Realities
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

Golden Thread Productions, the first American theatre company devoted to plays from or about the Middle East, stages the U.S. premiere of Scenes From 71* Years, a James Tait Black Award-nominated play by Hannah Khalil documenting Palestinian life since 1948. Based on interviews with friends and family who have lived in the occupied territories, Khalil's groundbreaking work renders a 71-year history of Palestinian lives with disarming humor and resonant humanity. Highly theatrical vignettes of surprisingly familiar stories offer audiences of all backgrounds and vantage points a rarely-glimpsed window into the realities of life under occupation a perspective sorely lacking on American stages. (more...)

BWW Review: LATE COMPANY is a gripping drama dealing with bullying and suicide at New Conservatory Theatre CenterBWW Review: LATE COMPANY is a gripping drama dealing with bullying and suicide at New Conservatory Theatre Center
by Steve Murray - Jan 29, 2019

The catastrophic after-effects of teen suicide after anti-gay bullying is the subject of LATE COMPANY by Jordan Tannahill, a drama that explores questions of parenthood, the grieving process, tolerance, and forgiveness. (more...)

New Conservatory Theatre Center Presents Beautiful And Brutal Drama, LATE COMPANYNew Conservatory Theatre Center Presents Beautiful And Brutal Drama, LATE COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

In January, New Conservatory Theatre Center presents Late Company, written by "the hottest name in Canadian theatre" (The Montreal Gazette), Jordan Tannahill and directed by fearless local sensation, Evren Odcikin. This gripping, fast-paced drama centers around a family grappling to find meaning and redemption after the suicide of their son, who was frequently bullied about his sexuality. In keeping with NCTC's foundation of anti-bullying activism and prevention, Late Company is proud to partner with No Bully, Queer Life Space, and San Francisco Suicide Prevention to increase awareness of the effects of cyberbullying on LGBT youth. (more...)

Crowded Fire Theater Presents the Bay Area Premiere of Young Jean Lee's CHURCHCrowded Fire Theater Presents the Bay Area Premiere of Young Jean Lee's CHURCH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) Young Jean Lee (author of 2016's THE SHIPMENT) returns to Crowded Fire with CHURCH, the second revolutionary production in Crowded Fire's 20th Anniversary Season of new and contemporary plays. Praised by the New York Times as "slyly subversive" and "earnest and surprisingly moving," this new production of CHURCH will feature an inspiring cast directed by the theater company's Artistic Director, Mina Morita. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Magic Theatre's THE GANGSTER OF LOVEPhoto Flash: First Look at Magic Theatre's THE GANGSTER OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Magic Theatre (Loretta Greco, Artistic Director and Jaimie Mayer, Managing Director) announced today the complete cast of Jessica Hagedorn's World Premiere THE GANGSTER OF LOVE, the final production of the 2017-2018 season. Previews begin on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Magic Theatre's Fort Mason location, with a press opening on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on-sale now. (more...)

Magic Theatre Presents World Premiere Of THE GANGSTER OF LOVEMagic Theatre Presents World Premiere Of THE GANGSTER OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Magic Theatre (Loretta Greco, Artistic Director and Jaimie Mayer, Managing Director) announced today the complete cast of Jessica Hagedorn's World Premiere THE GANGSTER OF LOVE, the final production of the 2017-2018 season. Previews begin on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Magic Theatre's Fort Mason location, with a press opening on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on-sale now. (more...)

Magic Theatre Presents World Premiere Of Jessica Hagedorn's THE GANGSTER OF LOVEMagic Theatre Presents World Premiere Of Jessica Hagedorn's THE GANGSTER OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

Magic Theatre (Loretta Greco, Artistic Director and Jaimie Mayer, Managing Director) announced today the complete cast of Jessica Hagedorn's World Premiere THE GANGSTER OF LOVE, the final production of the 2017-2018 season. Previews begin on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Magic Theatre's Fort Mason location, with opening night on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on-sale now. (more...)

World Premiere Of Jessica Hagedorn's THE GANGSTER OF LOVE Comes to Magic TheatreWorld Premiere Of Jessica Hagedorn's THE GANGSTER OF LOVE Comes to Magic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

Magic Theatre (Loretta Greco, Artistic Director and Jaimie Mayer, Managing Director) announced today the complete cast of Jessica Hagedorn's World Premiere THE GANGSTER OF LOVE, the final production of the 2017-2018 season. Previews begin on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Magic Theatre's Fort Mason location, with a press opening on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on-sale now. (more...)

Magic Theatre Announces Cast of Jessica Hagedorn's THE GANGSTER OF LOVEMagic Theatre Announces Cast of Jessica Hagedorn's THE GANGSTER OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

Magic Theatre (Loretta Greco, Artistic Director and Jaimie Mayer, Managing Director) announced today the complete cast of Jessica Hagedorn's World Premiere THE GANGSTER OF LOVE, the final production of the 2017-2018 season. Previews begin on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Magic Theatre's Fort Mason location, with a press opening on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on-sale now.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the 2017 ReOrient Festival of Short PlaysPhoto Flash: First Look at the 2017 ReOrient Festival of Short Plays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Think you know the Middle East? Think again. ReOrient 2017 presents seven short plays as one unforgettable evening of theatre. Nowhere else will you find plays and artists from Armenia, India, Iraq, Iran, Japan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the U.S. all on one stage. Take a first look at production photos from the festival below! (more...)

Golden Thread Productions Announces Biennial Short Play ProgramGolden Thread Productions Announces Biennial Short Play Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017

Golden Thread Productions, the first American theatre company devoted to the Middle East, is proud to present its biennial signature program: ReOrient 2017 Festival of Short Playsfeaturing plays and artists from Armenia, Iraq, Iran, Japan, Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the U.S. all on one stage. (more...)

Crowded Fire to Present Christopher Chen's A TALE OF AUTUMN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) In his inaugural commission as Crowded Fire's Playwright-in-Residence, Christopher Chen tackles the power structures inherent in large corporations. Set in a parallel world, A TALE OF AUTUMN is a psychological rise-to-power fable. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends David Ives' THE HEIR APPARENT
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional 5 performances of David Ives' THE HEIR APPARENT, a masterful reinvigoration of Jean-Francois Regnard's 1708 comedy about greed, love, and intrigue. Josh Costello (Detroit, Wittenberg) helms THE HEIR APPARENT, featuring Julian Lopez-Morillas, Kenny Toll, Patrick Kelly Jones, Elizabeth Carter, Lawrence Radecker, Khalia Davis, and Katie Rubin. THE HEIR APPARENT now plays through May 22nd (added performances: Tuesday, May 17, 7pm; Thursday, May 19, 8pm; Friday, May 20, 8pm; Saturday, May 21, 8pm; Sunday, May 22, 2pm) at the Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley For tickets ($32-50) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE HEIR APPARENT, 4/15-5/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Master playwright David Ives (Venus in Fur, All in the Timing) reinvigorates Jean-Francois Regnard's 1708 comedy about greed, love, and intrigue in Aurora's Bay Area Premiere of THE HEIR APPARENT. Josh Costello (Detroit, Wittenberg) helms THE HEIR APPARENT, featuring Julian Lopez-Morillas, Kenny Toll, Patrick Kelly Jones, Elizabeth Carter, Lawrence Radecker, Khalia Davis, and Katie Rubin. THE HEIR APPARENT plays April 15 through May 15 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-50) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

ARCTIC REQUIEM: THE STORY OF LUKE COLE AND KIVALINA to Play Z Below Theater, 10/23-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

BootStrap Theater Foundation is pleased to announce the world premiere of 'Arctic Requiem: The Story of Luke Cole and Kivalina' created by Sharmon J. Hilfinger and Joan McMillen, directed by Tracy Ward. This multifaceted theatrical production will run October 23 - November 15 at San Francisco's Z Below Theater 450 Florida Street with an Opening Night on Sunday, October 25, 5 p.m. (more...)

ARCTIC REQUIEM: THE STORY OF LUKE COLE AND KIVALINA to Play Z Below Theater, 10/23-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

BootStrap Theater Foundation is pleased to announce the world premiere of 'Arctic Requiem: The Story of Luke Cole and Kivalina' created by Sharmon J. Hilfinger and Joan McMillen, directed by Tracy Ward. This multifaceted theatrical production will run October 23 - November 15 at San Francisco's Z Below Theater 450 Florida Street with an Opening Night on Sunday, October 25, 5 p.m. (more...)

Christopher Chen's THE LATE WEDDING Opens 9/22 at Crowded Fire Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

The Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) concludes its 2014 season with the World Premiere of THE LATE WEDDING by Christopher Chen opening with a press night on September 22 (Previews Sept. 18, 19, 20) running through October 11 at the Thick House in San Francisco's Potrero Hill. THE LATE WEDDING is both inspired by and a homage to Italian fabulist novelist Italo Calvino whose stories 'Invisible Cities' and 'If on a Winter's Night a Traveler' have become Chen's launching pad into a shadowy exploration into themes of distance, dislocation, and transience in internet-age relationships. A Crowded Fire Theater commission, in THE LATE WEDDING 'Chen channels our society's collective unconscious with dizzying urgency...' remarks director Marissa Wolf. 'He is peeling back layer after layer of cultural practices and rituals, revealing a raw, pulsing interior of longing and hope.' Directed by Marissa Wolf THE LATE WEDDING features Michele Leavy*+, Lawrence Radecker+, Lauren Spencer, Michael Anthony Torres*, Kathryn Zdan*, Ogie Zulueta*. (*Actors Equity, +CFT company member) (more...)

Magic Theatre Extends BURIED CHILD Through 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

Magic Theatre is thrilled to announce that audiences will have an additional week to experience Sam Shepard'sBuried Child. Originally scheduled to close on October 6, Buried Child adds 6 more performances and will now close on October 13. (more...)

Magic Theatre to Present Sam Shepard's BURIED CHILD, 9/11-10/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

Magic Theatre will launch its 47th season with a legacy revival production of Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic Buried Child. The production is directed by Producing Artistic Director Loretta Greco and will run September 11 - October 6, 2013 at Magic Theatre, Fort Mason Center, Building D, 3rd Floor. Press Opening is Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 8pm. (more...)

Whitney Museum Presents Thomas Bradshaw Work for BLUES FOR SMOKE Performances, Now thru 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

The Whitney Museum in New York has commissioned a new work by playwright Thomas Bradshaw for the Blues For Smoke Exhibition Live Performances to premiere today, April 26 through April 28, at the Whitney. (more...)

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