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Culture, Stage Straight From the Fridge

Straight From the Fridge

It seems to be an unannounced project of the Marin Theatre Company this year to explore the origins of 20th-century cool. A Tennessee Williams play called Fugitive Kind premiered under Lee Sankowich's direction in January featuring an innocent, middle-class girl…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hit the Road, Jack

Hit the Road, Jack

He's the big bad daddy of the American road trip, the Beat writer who traded morals for miles and headed out west in search of a new definition of freedom. But, apart from the stories that can be found in…
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Culture, Stage Bad Boys

Bad Boys

To most Tennessee Williams fans, Fugitive Kind is the title of a 1959 Brando movie about a snakeskin jacket-wearing blues guitarist who upsets the women of a small Mississippi town. The film was based on Orpheus Descending, a Williams play…
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Culture, Stage

The Hairy Ape

Eugene O'Neill's brief but powerful play about a coal stoker on a trans-Atlantic ocean liner has survived long enough to be credibly produced by the Marin Theatre Company because O'Neill flirted with socialist themes but never made them the core…
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Culture, Stage <i>Spiel</i> and Tippy-Toe

Spiel and Tippy-Toe

Gilles Ségal is a former student of Marcel Marceau whose parents were killed by the Nazis, and his current play is an allegory of racist totalitarianism set in an abandoned circus. His works often attempt to evoke horror by running…
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Culture, Stage

Aisle Seat

Theater of the Insane One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest opens this week, marking the 25th anniversary of its original run here in San Francisco. The ever-charming Lee Sankowich, artistic director of Marin Theatre Company and director of the original…
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Culture, Stage

Aisle Seat

Reynolds Rap Rick Reynolds hits town this week with All Grown Up and No Place to Go, a chronicle of the trials of adulthood (marriage and parenting, for example). It's his first time back to the boards since he performed…
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