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Calendar, Night&Day They Stand Alone

They Stand Alone

For seven years in the 1990s, the Solo Mio Festival presented work by the best theatrical performers from the Bay Area and beyond. The 1996 event, for instance, featured the likes of Margaret Cho and David Sedaris alongside locals such…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night + Day

Wednesday September 23 Still the One Some writers would prefer to be poked with sharp sticks than suffer through the public agony of performing their work live. That's one reason they're writers, not actors. Then again, there are writers like…
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Culture, Stage

Stage

Children of the New Rome Schoolhouse Rock Live! Produced and directed by Scott Evan Guggenheim. Starring Nicol Foster, Jorge Garza, Byron Gregory, Shannon Martin, Shannon Miner, and Ken Stegmiller. At the Alcazar Theater, 650 Geary (at Jones), through Nov. 30.…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night+Day

wednesday september 17 Your One and Only Former Saturday Night Live cast member Nora Dunn brings her dippy model-cum-talk-show-hostess Pat Stevens and other SNL characters back to the stage at the Solo Mio Festival in Small Prey, the first program…
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Music,

Suspicious Minds

Art can be measured. Take pop songs, for instance: Just about any old tune can sound at least OK on a car radio, but how many pass the Dishwashing Challenge? Real music can communicate its intensity over the whir of…
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Culture, Stage

Aisle Seat

Fantastic Voyage This week, Solo Mio Festival opens with a toast to Idris Ackamoor and Rhodessa Jones, who have powered through 15 years of performance with their company, Cultural Odyssey. The fearsome twosome are presenting a retrospective of their work,…
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Culture, Stage

Compulsive Talkers

Fast, funny, intelligent, and wise, Katy Hickman's Meteor Girl (premiered last year at the Solo Mio Festival and now reprised by the Encore Theatre Company) offers glimpses of three very different lives linked by the contrasting threads of desperation and…
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Culture, Stage

Aisle Seat

Painters and Playwrights Bay Area Playwrights Festival is off and running this week with a juicy lineup of readings. This year's batch includes new works by Nilo Cruz, Bonnie Greer, Julie Hebert, Brighde Mullins, Elena Penga, and Erin Cressida Wilson.…
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