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Culture, The Exhibitionist Hybrid Place, Hybrid Play: We Players’ <i>Ondine</i> at Sutro Baths

Hybrid Place, Hybrid Play: We Players’ Ondine at Sutro Baths

In the margin between the white lines on the asphalt parking lot and the wild crash of the sea on the west side of San Francisco lie the ruins of the Sutro Baths, created by millionaire and former mayor…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Challenges of Staging <i>Ondine</i> at Sutro Baths

The Challenges of Staging Ondine at Sutro Baths

For some, the thought of a night at the theater brings to mind the image of a long, cramped evening spent squinting toward an over-lit stage, trying to block out the sound of someone unwrapping cough drop after cough…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Macabre Masterpiece: <i>Macbeth</i> at Fort Point is Truly an Epic of Shakespearean Proportions

Macabre Masterpiece: Macbeth at Fort Point is Truly an Epic of Shakespearean Proportions

As the fog, wind, and waves pound the walls of the brick fortress beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, there's a struggle of power to ascend the throne playing out as key players are being assassinated in a game of metaphorical…
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Culture, Stage Double Cast: The Audience Gets Pulled into Shakespeare Whether They Like it or Not with We Players' Macbeth

Double Cast: The Audience Gets Pulled into Shakespeare Whether They Like it or Not with We Players' Macbeth

If the idea of audience participation in theater makes you want to find a movie to watch, I don't blame you. Too often the term signifies a gimmick tacked onto a show so a company can check off a box…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>The Odyssey</i> on Angel Island Provides an Odyssey of Its Own

The Odyssey on Angel Island Provides an Odyssey of Its Own

For the We Players, all the world is truly a stage -- or at least the Bay Area is. The site-specific theater company brings drama to dramatic public spaces: Macbeth at Fort Point, Hamlet on Alcatraz, The Odyssey on a…
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Culture, Stage "The Odyssey": Ship Sails Through the Bay While Giving a Show

"The Odyssey": Ship Sails Through the Bay While Giving a Show

When you board the Alma at the Hyde Street Pier, summoned by the call of a conch shell and wearing your special audience-member sash, it's easy to imagine the pier-bound, mouth-agape tourists already concocting the stories they'll tell about how…
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Culture, Stage "Hamlet": We Players stages a dramatically impressive version on Alcatraz

"Hamlet": We Players stages a dramatically impressive version on Alcatraz

In this version of Hamlet, Shakespeare's Dane has every reason to be melancholy: he's stuck on a rock in the middle of the bay. As a concept, that's pretty ingenious. After all, Hamlet himself says that "Denmark's a prison." Why…
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