Get SF Weekly Newsletters

You searched for:

  • [X]George Bernard Shaw
Start over

Search for…

Narrow Search

Culture, Stage The Price of Everything: Tony Kushner Writes an Epic for the Stage

The Price of Everything: Tony Kushner Writes an Epic for the Stage

Behemoth in duration(nearly four hours), Pulitzer-award winning playwright Tony Kushner's long-awaited West Coast premiere, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, clutches in its literary grasp everything from George Bernard Shaw (Shaw wrote…
Tags: , , , , , ,
Calendar, Night&Day Throw Your Veggies

Throw Your Veggies

Last year, the PianoFight theater troupe, in response to the nationwide Free Night of Theater, instructed its audiences to throw rotten vegetables at PianoFight actors. Fair enough. To facilitate it, the troupe provided serving trays full of rotten vegetables, which…
Tags: , , , , ,
News, The Snitch S.F. Library Amnesty Period Reclaims More Than 29,000 Overdue Items, Including Book Due Back During Johnson Administration

S.F. Library Amnesty Period Reclaims More Than 29,000 Overdue Items, Including Book Due Back During Johnson Administration

Returning library books on time can be tough, and everybody has their reasons. In fact, as part of the San Francisco Public Library's most recent amnesty campaign, those who returned items were asked to give their best excuses. It turns…
@The Snitch  Tags: , , , ,
Culture, Stage The Devil's in the Details

The Devil's in the Details

If you went purely by the big moral tacked on to the end, you could say this George Bernard Shaw play is about how our true character rises to the surface in the moment of reckoning. Yet the real star…
Tags: , , , , ,
Culture, Stage Common Ground

Common Ground

Most people regard the notion that someone can die from a broken heart with skepticism, but artists tend to be more open-minded about the idea. Shakespeare's repentant Roman soldier, Enobarbus, expires out of shame at having betrayed his beloved leader…
Tags: , , , , ,
Culture, Encore

Also Playing

Coronado. Dennis Lehane is the current go-to guy for gritty drama soaked in family tragedy. He wrote books that were adapted for the screen for Ben Affleck's Gone Baby Gone and Clint Eastwood's Mystic River. In 2004, he joined the…
Tags: , , , , ,
Culture, Encore

Also Playing

Coronado. Dennis Lehane is the current go-to guy for gritty drama soaked in family tragedy. He wrote books that were adapted for the screen for Ben Affleck's Gone Baby Gone and Clint Eastwood's Mystic River. In 2004, he joined the…
Tags: , , , , ,
Culture, Stagecap

Mrs. Warren's Profession

Approaching the plays of George Bernard Shaw as if they were typical 19th-century drawing-room dramas is like tying a lead weight to your foot before jumping in the pool. Sure, your swimming or theatrical talents might eventually get you to…
Tags: , , , , ,
Culture, Stagecap

Mrs. Warren's Profession

The intriguing premise of using masks to highlight the characters' duplicity in George Bernard Shaw's play never gets off the ground in this Performers Under Stress production. When they are compelled to share their true feelings about each other and…
Tags: , , , , ,
Culture, Encore

Also Playing

A Propos of the Wet Snow. There is a lovely moment to start the second act of this play inspired by Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Notes from the Underground that hints at what the show could have been: A man returns to…
Tags: , , , , ,
Culture, Encore

Encore

Expedition 6. Bill Pullman's new docudrama was born out of a desire to make sense of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster of February 2003. The result, a nebulous nexus of texts culled from such sources as NASA space logs and…
Tags: , , , , ,
Culture, Stage House of the Rising Gun

House of the Rising Gun

George Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House is the most frequently staged drama in Berkeley Repertory Theatre's 40-year history. The play has been produced four times at the theater to date, once in every decade. While the curmudgeonly Irish dramatist's strange and…
Tags: , , , , ,
Culture, Stagecap

Happy End

Are Americans really just a bunch of gangsters and puritans? This uneven mobster musical definitely wants us to consider the possibility. Happy End follows the clichéd good-girl/bad-boy romance of Salvation Army preacher Lillian Holiday and notorious gangster Bill Cracker. It’s…
Tags: , , , , ,
Culture, Stage Little Bites

Little Bites

Last summer, at an SF Weekly party, I suggested to my editor that all the critics at the paper switch jobs for one week. "The art critic could review theater, the food critic could write about exhibitions, and I could…
Tags: , , , , ,
Culture, Stage Flirting With the Times

Flirting With the Times

"There is a disease to which plays as well as men become liable with advancing years," wrote George Bernard Shaw in the preface to his early comedy The Philanderer (1893). "In men it is called doting, in plays dating. The…
Tags: , , , , ,
Culture, Stage

The Man of Destiny

George Bernard Shaw's 90-minute "trifle" about Napoleon is a fitting swan song for Barbara Oliver in her late career as founding artistic director of the Aurora Theatre. The Aurora has been a local source for great Shaw for over a…
Tags: , , , , ,
Culture, Stage Angels in Berlin

Angels in Berlin

The going line on Tony Kushner is that he's our generation's George Bernard Shaw -- "a gracious, slightly capricious, yet perennially outraged commentator with one foot in politics and the other in the arts," is how a writer for LA…
Tags: , , , , ,
Culture, Stage Up in <i>Arms</i>

Up in Arms

When everything goes right, a play in the Berkeley hills put on by the California Shakespeare Festival might be one of the most shimmeringly pleasurable things to watch in the Bay Area. The competition isn't fair, since no other outfit…
Tags: , , , , ,
Culture, Stage Mrs. Middleton's Profession

Mrs. Middleton's Profession

George Bernard Shaw led a more open life than W. Somerset Maugham, and in his own time he was marginalized, while Maugham's career soared. By the time his The Constant Wife premiered in 1926, Maugham was a mainstream playwright and…
Tags: , , , , ,
Culture, Stage Lines of  the Times

Lines of the Times

The Apple Cart is not what you'd think -- a play about fruit vendors -- but a witty, long-winded argument about democracy by George Bernard Shaw that pits a constitutional monarch against a bickering Cabinet of parliamentary ministers in a…
Tags: , , , , ,