Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

Also Playing 

Our critics weigh in on local theater

Wednesday, Apr 9 2008
Comments

Page 2 of 3

BATS: Sunday Players: Each week Bay Area Theatresports players pit their improv work against all comers as the audience votes them off one by one until the winner stands alone on the stage. Sundays, 8 p.m., $8, www.improv.org. Fort Mason, Bldg. B (Marina and Buchanan), 474-6776.

Beach Blanket Babylon: A North Beach perennial featuring crazy hats, media personality caricatures, a splash of romance, and little substance. $25-$65, www.beachblanketbabylon.com. Club Fugazi, 678 Green (at Powell), 421-4222.

The Better Half: The U.S. premiere of a lost Noel Coward play. Through May 3, 8 p.m., $20-$69. The Hypnodrome, 575 10th St. (at Bryant), 248-1900, www.hypnodrome.com.

Big City Improv: Actors take audience suggestions and create comedy from nothing. Fridays, 10 p.m., $15, www.bigcityimprov.com. Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter (at Powell), 433-1226, www.sheltontheater.com.

Comedy of Errors: Presented by the African-American Shakespeare Company. Through April 13, $20-$25, www.african-americanshakes.org. African American Art and Cultural Complex Center, 762 Fulton (at Webster), 394-5854.

DIVAfest: Plays and performances by women artists. Starting April 11, Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through April 26. Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy (at Taylor), 673-3847, www.sffringe.org.

The Emperor's New Clothes: Active Arts Theatre for Young Audiences presents Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's musical. April 12-27. Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, 2640 College (at Derby), Berkeley, 510-845-8542, www.juliamorgan.org.

Future Me: Stephen Brown's drama about an unforgivable crime. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through May 4. Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant (at Ellsworth), Berkeley, 510-843-4822.

The Government Inspector: Nikolai Gogol's play plays out in a backwater Russian village, where government leaders and local cronies are willing to give a visiting official money, women, and whatever else he wants — just as long as he gives them a good report back at the capital. Through April 20. American Conservatory Theater, 415 Geary (at Mason), 749-2228, www.act-sfbay.org.

hotshot: Terrence Beswick's drama about men and their obsessions: sex, love, and crystal meth. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through April 26, $10-$15, www.guerrillarep.org. Mama Calizo's Voice Factory, 1519 Mission (at Van Ness), 690-9410, www.voicefactorysf.org.

Insignificant Others: An open run of L. Jay Kuo's musical, directed by George Quick, about five friends who move to San Francisco from the Midwest. Daily, www.isomusical.com. Theatre 39 at Pier 39, 2 Beach (Beach & Embarcadero).

Manners and Civility: A psychological drama of kidnapping and morality by Nick Olivero. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through April 12. Boxcar Playhouse, 505 Natoma (at Sixth St.), 776-1747, wwwboxcartheatre.org.

Medea: Euripides' drama, directed by Phyllis Holliday and produced by RubberMatchSeriez. Starting April 11, Fridays-Sundays. Continues through April 20. St. Boniface Church Theater, 133 Golden Gate (at Leavenworth).

Monday Night Marsh: Each week a different lineup of musicians, actors, performance artists, and others takes the stage. Mondays, $7. The Marsh, 1062 Valencia (at 22nd St.), 826-5750, www.themarsh.org.

Murder Mystery Dinner: A murder mystery dinner that begins with detectives gathering to split $5 million in royalties from their latest book. Includes fruit and cheese reception and three-course dinner. One Saturday a month. Call for specific date. Saturdays, 6 p.m., $95, www.incentivestointrigue.com. Queen Anne Hotel, 1590 Sutter (at Octavia), 441-2828.

The Pandora Experiment: A "slightly creepy" show by award-winning magician and illusionist Christian Cagigal. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through April 12, $12-$20, www.sffringe.org. Exit Stage Left, 156 Eddy (between Taylor & Mason), 673-3847.

Point Break LIVE!: Stage adaptation of the 1992 Keanu Reeves/Patrick Swayze blockbuster. Starting April 11, Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through May 1. Xenodrome, 1320 Potrero (at 25th St.), 285-9366, www.xenodrome.com.

Riches: Lee Blessing's drama about a marriage that goes wrong. Through April 27. Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason (at Geary), Suite 601, 989-0023.

School for Scandal: A spirited comedy by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, directed by John Hull. April 10-12. Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson (at Front), 788-7469, www.eurekatheatre.org.

Student Gypsy: Rick Besoyan's spoof, described as "a Romberg operetta crossed with a zany Marx Brothers farce." Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through April 13. Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson (at Front), 788-7469, www.eurekatheatre.org.

Talk Show Live SF: Second Monday of every month, 8 p.m., $15, www.talkshowsf.com. The Purple Onion, 140 Columbus (at Pacific), 217-8400.

Target Teen One-Acts Festival: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through April 12. Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre, 2071 Addison (at Shattuck), Berkeley, 510-647-2972, www.berkeleyrep.org.

Teatro ZinZanni: A bewitching evening of European cabaret, cirque arts, theatrical spectacle, and original live music, all blended with a five-course gourmet dinner, set in the nightclub of your dreams. Current show is À La Folie, starring Liliane Montevecchi as Madame ZinZanni. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 6 p.m., $116-$140, 438-2668, www.zinzanni.org. Pier 29, Embarcadero (at Battery).

Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding: Be a part of the wedding reception at this interactive show. Thursdays-Saturdays, www.pier39shows.com. Theatre 39 at Pier 39, 2 Beach (Beach & Embarcadero).

Twilight Zone: The Plays, Season V: Through April 20, 8 p.m., $15. Dark Room Theater, 2263 Mission (at 18th St.), 401-7987, www.darkroomsf.com.

Whistle Down the Wind: Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical about a stranger claiming to be Jesus Christ. Through April 20. Curran Theatre, 445 Geary (at Taylor), 551-2000.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Slideshows

  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"