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BWW Review: MOTHER OF THE MAID at Marin Theatre Company is dramatization of the life  Photo BWW Review: MOTHER OF THE MAID at Marin Theatre Company is dramatization of the life of Joan of Arc as seen through the eyes of her mother.
by Steve Murray - Nov 21, 2019

BWW Review: MOTHER OF THE MAID at Marin Theatre Company is dramatization of the life of Joan of Arc as seen through the eyes of her mother.

BWW Review: TOP GIRLS at American Conservatory Theatre Photo BWW Review: TOP GIRLS at American Conservatory Theatre
by Tim Sullivan - Oct 1, 2019

With exceptional direction, a brilliant and moving cast, and a script that is painfully relevant, this Top Girls is top-notch.

Photo Flash: First Look At Caryl Churchill's TOP GIRLS At A.C.T.'s Geary Theater Photo Photo Flash: First Look At Caryl Churchill's TOP GIRLS At A.C.T.'s Geary Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019

Top Girls performing at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater now through Sunday, October 13, 2019. 

A.C.T. Kicks Off the 2019��"20 Season with Caryl Churchill's TOP GIRLS in September Photo A.C.T. Kicks Off the 2019��"20 Season with Caryl Churchill's TOP GIRLS in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019

Tony Award winner and American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon announced today the full cast and creative team for Caryl Churchill's Top Girls, opening A.C.T.'s 2019a?"20 season.

BORDERS, ISLANDS & WALLS Announced At Berkeley Repertory Theatre Photo BORDERS, ISLANDS & WALLS Announced At Berkeley Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

PlayGround concludes the 25th season of its celebrated Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series with a special evening of environmental-inspired plays as part of the 5th annual PLANET EARTH ARTS NEW PLAY FESTIVAL on Monday, April 1, 8 PM at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. The topic for the April 1 program (rescheduled from the previously announced March 18 date) is "BORDERS, ISLANDS & WALLS". Members of the 2018-19 PlayGround Writers Company have just five days to generate their original ten-minute plays inspired by the topic. The top six scripts will each receive an hour-and-a-half rehearsal and a professional script-in-hand staged reading at Berkeley Rep on April 1.

Monday Night PlayGround 25th Season Continues With Six 10-Minute Plays Inspired by 'A Photo Monday Night PlayGround 25th Season Continues With Six 10-Minute Plays Inspired by 'ADAPT A FAIRY TALE'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

PlayGround continues its 25th season of its celebrated Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series with the first 2019 Monday readings on Monday, January 21, 8 PM at Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Roda Theatre. The topic for January's round, announced last Friday, is "ADAPT A FAIRY TALE". Members of the 2018-19 PlayGround Writers Company have just four-and-a-half days to generate their original ten-minute plays inspired by the topic. The top six scripts will each receive an hour-and-a-half rehearsal and a professional script-in-hand staged reading at Berkeley Rep on January 21. PlayGround writers in Los Angeles are working simultaneously on the same prompt and their finalists will be presented at Hollywood's Broadwater Mainstage (home of Sacred Fools Theatre Company) on January 14. Tickets are $15-$30 and 3-admission flex subscriptions are just $60 ($45 for 25-and-Unders). For tickets or more information, visit http://playground-sf.org/monday.

BWW Review: MEN ON BOATS at Strand Theater Photo BWW Review: MEN ON BOATS at Strand Theater
by Steve Murray - Nov 15, 2018

All aboard for Jaclyn Backhaus' thrilling, testosterone-filled expedition down the Colorado River and through the wonderous gorges of the Grand Canyon in her sly and very funny take on macho adventuring mid-19th century America. Based on the journals of one-armed Civil War veteran John Wesley Powell and his ragtag band of explorers, thrill-seekers, soldiers and trappers, Backhaus' script and Tamilla Woodard's superb direction shines a keen, incisive eye on the men who 'conquered' the West, their own fears and trepidations.

47 Playwrights in Four-and-a-Half Days Write Original Plays Inspired by The Topic FAL Photo 47 Playwrights in Four-and-a-Half Days Write Original Plays Inspired by The Topic FALL DOWN, GET UP
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

PlayGround continues its 25th season of its celebrated Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series on Monday, November 26, 8 PM at Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Roda Theatre. The topic for November's round, announced this morning, is "FALL DOWN, GET UP". Members of the 2018-19 PlayGround Writers Company have just four-and-a-half days to generate their original ten-minute plays inspired by the topic. The top six scripts will each receive an hour-and-a-half rehearsal and a professional script-in-hand staged reading at Berkeley Rep on November 26. PlayGround writers in Los Angeles are working simultaneously on the same prompt and their finalists will be presented at Hollywood's Broadwater Mainstage (home of Sacred Fools Theatre Company) on November 12.  Tickets are $15-$30 and 5-admission series subscriptions are just $75 ($50 for 25-and-Unders). For tickets or more information, visit http://playground-sf.org/monday.

Photo Flash: First Look at A.C.T.'s MEN ON BOATS Photo Photo Flash: First Look at A.C.T.'s MEN ON BOATS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Get a first look below Men on Boats-Jaclyn Backhaus's hilarious, historical, and moving adventure-performing at American Conservatory Theater's Strand Theater now through Sunday, December 16, 2018. 

Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast of American Conservatory Theatre's MEN ON BOATS Photo Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast of American Conservatory Theatre's MEN ON BOATS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

Get a first look at the cast of American Conservatory Theater's upcoming production of Men on Boats, Jaclyn Backhaus's subversive retelling of 19th-century American explorers, performing at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater October 17-December 16, 2018. 

PlayGround Kicks Off 25th Season at Berkeley Rep Theatre with JUSTICE Photo PlayGround Kicks Off 25th Season at Berkeley Rep Theatre with JUSTICE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

"A man may see how this world goes with no eyes. Look with thine ears see how yond justice rails upon yon simple thief. Hark, in thine ear change places and, handy-dandy, which is the justice, which is the thief." - William Shakespeare

A.C.T. Finds Cast for Jaclyn Backhaus's MEN ON BOATS Photo A.C.T. Finds Cast for Jaclyn Backhaus's MEN ON BOATS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

American Conservatory Theater announces casting for Men on Boats-Jaclyn Backhaus's hilarious, historical, and moving adventure-playing at A.C.T.'sStrand Theater (1127 Market St., San Francisco) October 17-December 16, 2018.

SMUT: An Unseemly Story Adds A Performance at WORD for WORD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Word for Word will add an additional performance on Saturday, June 10, at 3 pm of SMUT: An Unseemly Story (The Greening of Mrs. Donaldson) by Alan Bennett, the production must close Sunday June 11th in the Z Below Theater in San Francisco. Word for Word is humbled by the heartwarming response to SMUT: An Unseemly Story (The Greening of Mrs. Donaldson) which at it's premiere was described as "deliciously, ludicrously," funny, with a"superb cast" and"a gem not to be missed at Z Below."

SMUT: AN UNSEEMLY STORY by Alan Bennett Comes to Z Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

SMUT: An Unseemly Story (The Greening of Mrs. Donaldson) by Alan Bennett Word for Word's first production of the 2017 Season, running May 13 - Jun 11  (previews May 10-12) with a press night on May 13 in the Z Below Theater in San Francisco. Alan Bennett is one of England's finest and wittiest writers who explores the uncomfortable and tragicomic gap between people's public appearance and their private desires in this tender and surprising story. Bennett is known for authoring a range of plays and screenplays including the plays: The History Boys (Tony 2006), Kafka's Dick, The Wind in The Willows,The Madness of George III and for film: The Lady in

Word for Word Announces First Production of the 2017 Season SMUT: An Unseemly Story
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

SMUT: An Unseemly Story (The Greening of Mrs. Donaldson) by Alan Bennett Word for Word's first production of the 2017 Season, running May 13 - Jun 11  (previews May 10-12) with a press night on May 13 in the Z Below Theater in San Francisco. Alan Bennett is one of England's finest and wittiest writers who explores the uncomfortable and tragicomic gap between people's public appearance and their private desires in this tender and surprising story. Bennett is known for authoring a range of plays and screenplays including the plays: The History Boys (Tony 2006), Kafka's Dick, The Wind in The Willows,The Madness of George III and for film: The Lady in

Photo Flash: Marin Theatre Company Presents World Premiere of Dark Comic Riff on Macbeth PEERLESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Marin Theatre Company stirs the stage this season with the West Coast Premiere of peerless by Jiehae Park, a new dark comedy riff on Shakespeare's classic cursed tale Macbeth. Twin sisters 'M' and 'L' resort to desperate measures when their academic dreams of success are dashed most unexpectedly. With unwavering loyalty to each other-and themselves-they craft a plan to manipulate their destiny by any means necessary. Fresh off a critically acclaimed World Premiere production at Yale Repertory in 2015, MTC is excited to bring this sinister, sisterly twist on the Scottish Play to the West Coast under the direction of Margot Bordelon, who also directed the play's World Premiere.

Word for Word Kicks Off Special Events for HOLIDAY HIGH JINX Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2015

Word for Word closes the 2015 Season with Word for Word's HOLIDAY HIGH JINX -- Bums, Broads and Broadway: Stories by Damon Runyon, Joseph Mitchell, and E.B. White, opening tonight Saturday Nov. 28, 8pm (Press opening) and run through December 24, 2015 at Z Below in San Francisco's Mission/SOMA district.

Word for Word Launches Associate Artist Group, Special Events for HOLIDAY HIGH JINX
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

Word for Word closes the 2015 Season with Word for Word's HOLIDAY HIGH JINX -- Bums, Broads and Broadway: Stories by Damon Runyon, Joseph Mitchell, and E.B. White, to open on Saturday Nov. 28, 8pm (Press opening) and run through December 24, 2015 at Z Below in San Francisco's Mission/SOMA district.

Photo Flash: THE COUNTRY HOUSE Opens Tonight at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2015/2016 season with the Regional Premiere of THE COUNTRY HOUSE. This recent Broadway hit is the latest from Donald Margulies, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dinner with Friends. A revered stage and film star summons her show-biz family to her Berkshires home for a summer stock season soon overstocked with memories. In a Chekhovian blend of witty comedy and poignant drama, they grapple with fame, art, the promise of romance, and the frustration of faded dreams-and as always, each other. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below!

Photo Flash: First Look at THE COUNTRY HOUSE at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2015/2016 season with the Regional Premiere of THE COUNTRY HOUSE. This recent Broadway hit is the latest from Donald Margulies, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dinner with Friends. A revered stage and film star summons her show-biz family to her Berkshires home for a summer stock season soon overstocked with memories. In a Chekhovian blend of witty comedy and poignant drama, they grapple with fame, art, the promise of romance, and the frustration of faded dreams-and as always, each other. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

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