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Calendar, Night&Day Well Versed

Well Versed

Poets’ theater has a long and varied history in the United States. The Cambridge Poets’ Theatre, founded in 1951 by the eccentric Bunny Lang, was the first to present works by Samuel Beckett, while the New York Poets’ Theatre, co-founded…
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Calendar, Night&Day Saplings of the City

Saplings of the City

San Francisco has an abundance of parks, but we all know the problem with parks: The grass. Good to sit on, but generally boring, not at all native, and irresistible to people who need to vomit, sleep, or the other…
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Culture, Stagecap

The Maids

What starts seemingly as children's dress-up soon turns to S/M, erotically charged incest, murder, and an indictment of class and servitude. In Martin Crimp's new translation, the inherently debauched text from celebrated criminal Jean Genet becomes performance poetry, as two…
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Calendar, Performance The Play's the Thing

The Play's the Thing

THURS 2/12 Stuart Bousel is irritating in his prolificacy. The writer/director of many original, award-winning plays, he habitually does research-intensive adaptations of intellectual bedrock – Aeschylus, Goethe, Marlowe. But that's only one of his genres. He also writes sexy comedies.…
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Culture, Stage


Beware the Holy Vampire Blood on the Cat's Neck. By Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Directed by Mark Nishimura. Starring Katie Hemmeter, Carlo Mapa, Brian Bonham, Jereme Anglin, Howard Squires, Ray Rea, Nadine Defranoux, Dawn Nott, Sarah Green, and Janine Pibal. At…
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