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Sunday, June 23, 2024

“The DMV” Brings Humor, Humanity to Dreaded Department—at The Marsh by Bdhorwitz

Don Reed’s Signature Stand-Up Reveals How We Live by Barry David Horwitz Don Reed, Oakland’s Clown Prince, has taken on a familiar enemy. This time, he transforms our perceptions of the …

SOURCE: Theatrius at 05:06PM
Saturday, June 22, 2024

”Four Play”: Brilliant Comedy Contemplates Love—at The Rhino by Bdhorwitz

Jake Brunger Brings PRIDE & Sharp Eyes to Gay Couples by Barry David Horwitz There’s more than one way to love, says Jake Brunger in his witty, British comedy “Four Play.” His bril…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 02:16PM
Tuesday, June 11, 2024

“The Magic Flute” Charms with Silent Movie Magic—at SF Opera by Bdhorwitz

Mozart Meets Chaplin in Jazz Age Animation & Flapper Fashion by Barry David Horwitz What’s not to love about an evening with Mozart at SF Opera in silent movie style, intriguing animat…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 06:10PM
Thursday, June 6, 2024

“Cabaret” Shows Us How Fascists Take Over—at Center REP by Bdhorwitz

Rotimi Agbabiaka Triumphs as Electric, Elegant Emcee by Barry David Horwitz If you see one musical this year, Center REP’s “Cabaret” would be the one. There’s no bigger thrill than s…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 09:13PM
Sunday, June 2, 2024

“Dear San Francisco”: A Mind-Blowing Trip—at Club Fugazi by Bdhorwitz

Carroll & Snider’s Affectionate Acrobats Thrill & Inspire  by Barry David Horwitz You can only see “Dear San Francisco” at Club Fugazi in North Beach. Born out of Cirque du So…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 05:28PM
Friday, May 31, 2024

“Lehman Trilogy” Strikes Gold with Superb Staging, Acting—at ACT by Bdhorwitz

Stefano Massini’s World-Wide Hit Unmasks Capitalist Bravado by Barry David Horwitz With a magnificent rafter-reaching glass and steel revolving cube, “The Lehman Trilogy” depicts Ameri…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 05:02PM
Monday, May 27, 2024

“tick, tick…BOOM!” Celebrates “Rent” Composer’s Doubts & Dreams—at NCTC by Bdhorwitz

Jonathan Larson’s Musical Blossoms with Youthful, 90s Passions by Barry David Horwitz “tick…. tick…. Boom!” is more than the origin story of “Rent.” It’s a witty and brillian…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 04:46PM
Monday, May 20, 2024

“Torch Song”: A Gay Jewish Drag Queen Triumphs!—at Marin by Bdhorwitz

Harvey Fierstein’s Classic Gay Comedy Touches Our Hearts by Barry David Horwitz Lend an ear and you will hear an authentic argument between a gay, New York drag queen son and his disappoin…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 11:17PM
Friday, May 3, 2024

“Not A Genuine Black Man”: Rich in Wit & Warmth—at The Marsh, S.F. by Bdhorwitz

Brian Copeland Returns in 20th Anniversary Triumph! by Barry David Horwitz Brian Copeland’s “Not A Genuine Black Man” reminds us of our nation’s history through his own personal hist…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 09:50PM
Thursday, March 21, 2024

“Pipeline” Draws Us into Moving Mother-Son Crisis—at AASC by Bdhorwitz

Dominique Morisseau Passionately Targets School-to-Prison Pipeline by Barry David Horwitz “Pipeline” opens to public view the concept of the “school-to street-to-prison pipeline” for…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 03:40PM
Monday, March 18, 2024

“The Far Country” Exposes Torture of Chinese on Angel Island—at Berkeley Rep by Bdhorwitz

Lloyd Suh Pits Business Values vs. Ancient Human Caring by Erin Weitzman & Barry David Horwitz Like a mirage, the ideal country constantly eludes us. “The Far Country” shows the true…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 02:54AM
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

“Unpacking in P-town” Revives 50s Memories—at NCTC by Bdhorwitz

Jewelle Gomez Brings Gay, Black, & Women’s Lib to Life by Barry David Horwitz Where else but in San Francisco can you travel through time, back to Cape Cod in the summer of 1959, and c…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 08:39PM
Monday, February 26, 2024

“Big Data” Blows Our Minds with Comedy & Mysterious “M”—at A.C.T by Bdhorwitz

Kate Attwell Queries: “Can Love Can Survive Artificial Intelligence? by Barry David Horwitz If you want to follow a hilarious comedy that pits tech life against the old-fashioned ways, Kat…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 07:29PM
Sunday, February 25, 2024

“Bees & Honey” Brings Sweet & Bitter Love to Light—at Marin by Bdhorwitz

Guadalís Del Carmen’s Bachata Beat Inspires Dominican Duo by Sarah Jackson Marin Theatre Company’s “Bees & Honey” moves quickly, dancing to a Dominican beat. Don’t miss your c…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 06:49PM
Thursday, February 15, 2024

“Billy” Brilliantly Obliterates Gender Barriers—at Rhino by Bdhorwitz

John Fisher [aka Tom Cruise] Spoofs Action Heroes Onstage by Barry David Horwitz The Rhino has its own Mission Impossible action hero—it’s John Fisher of course.  John Fisher, The Rhino…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 09:39PM
Sunday, February 4, 2024

“Cult of Love” Drowns Religious Hypocrisy in Floods of Laughter—at Berkeley Rep by Bdhorwitz

Leslye Headland’s Satire of Confused Christian Family Rings True by Barry David Horwitz “Cult of Love” begins and ends with the Dahl family singing together at Christmas. But a War of …

SOURCE: Theatrius at 09:41PM
Tuesday, January 30, 2024

“Kooza” Dazzles with Daring Spectacle Under Big Top—at Oracle Park by Bdhorwitz

Cirque du Soleil Brings Thrills & Fellowship to S.F. by Barry David Horwitz The brilliant and beautiful tumblers, dancers, lovers, and high-flying balancers are nearly close enough to to…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 09:32PM
Tuesday, January 16, 2024

“Omar” Enshrines Words of Muslim Scholar, 50 Years a Slave—at S.F. Opera by Bdhorwitz

Giddens & Abels’ Resonant Rhythms Celebrate Fortitude & Faith by Barry David Horwitz We all know that Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” to wake …

SOURCE: Theatrius at 05:46AM
Tuesday, January 2, 2024

“Citizen Brain” Combines Comedy, Genius, Caring—at Club Fugazi by Bdhorwitz

Josh Kornbluth Proves We’re All in This Together! by Barry David Horwitz What a show! What a Genius! “Citizen Brain” is a one man show by the extraordinary solo truthteller Josh Kornb…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 04:32PM
Saturday, December 16, 2023

“A Christmas Carol” Celebrates Scrooge’s Great Generosity–at ACT by Bdhorwitz

Dickens’ Magical World Is Touching & Terrific! by Barry David Horwitz A Christmas Carol is everyone’s favorite holiday tradition. Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas story of trans…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 05:00PM
Friday, December 15, 2023

“The Jewelry Box” Overflows with Joy & Love—at The Marsh by Bdhorwitz

Brian Copeland: A Genuine Christmas Gem! by Barry David Horwitz Brian Copeland, famed for his “Not a Genuine Black Man” solo show, is our master story-teller. His gift to audiences durin…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 01:05AM
Tuesday, December 5, 2023

“Lion King”: A Spectacular Safari into African Legend —at BroadwaySF by Bdhorwitz

Julie Taymor’s Playful Parade of Animals, Ancestors Still Thrills by Barry David Horwitz The colors, the lights, the beautiful animals walking with acrobatic grace, the moving grasslands�…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 07:38PM
Saturday, December 2, 2023

“Dragon Lady” Triumphs with Talent, Stories, Songs—at Marin by Bdhorwitz

Sara Porkalob Exquisitely Embodies Her Feisty Filipina Grandma by Barry David Horwitz What if you had a grandma who worked long and hard for her family, worked as a lounge singer in Manila, …

SOURCE: Theatrius at 06:39PM
Sunday, November 26, 2023

“Harry Clarke”: A Cocksure Character Invades Privileged Places—at Berkeley Rep by Bdhorwitz

Billy Crudup Gives Master Class in Acting, Rebellion, Seduction by Barry David Horwitz Never have I seen one actor evoke so many separate moods, twitches, and traumas—at breakneck speed. B…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 11:51PM
Saturday, November 25, 2023

“Group Therapy”: Hilarious Gay Club for Almost-40s—at Rhino by Bdhorwitz

Kheven LaGrone Breaks Age Barrier in New Comedy by Barry David Horwitz Kheven LaGrone’s down to earth and funny San Francisco play about being gay in the Bay makes “Group Therapy” a be…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 08:11AM
Saturday, November 11, 2023

“Citizen” Unfolds Worker’s Awakening to U.S. Cruelty—at Word4Word by Bdhorwitz

Greg Sarris Explores Gentle Native American Point of View by Barry David Horwitz Masterful short story writer Greg Sarris has crafted a subtle and striking story of a naïve Native American …

SOURCE: Theatrius at 03:08PM
Wednesday, November 8, 2023

“we are continuous”: Brilliant, Heroic, Comic Coming Out—at NCTC by Bdhorwitz

Harrison David Rivers’ Words Inspire Three Superb Performances by Barry David Horwitz If you want to see a touching, true-to-life drama don’t miss “we are continuous.” This memory pl…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 09:29PM
Sunday, November 5, 2023

“Bulrusher” Conjures Bold, Biblical, Boonville Magic—at Berkeley Rep by Bdhorwitz

Eisa Davis’ NorCal Tale Explores Isolation & Liberation by Barry David Horwitz A winding stream meanders along the stage where a dreaming girl communes with the Navarro River. Behind h…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 03:56AM
Tuesday, October 24, 2023

“ReOrient” Sparkles with Middle Eastern Insights—at Golden Thread by Bdhorwitz

One Acts Offer Revelations—from “Stamp Me” to “Suicide Bomber” by Barry David Horwitz What a wonderful evening of six one act plays by six young Middle Eastern playwrights who brin…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 05:01PM
Friday, October 6, 2023

“Before the Sword” Draws Poignant Portrait of T.H. White—at NCTC by Bdhorwitz

Andrew Alty Conjures Magical Myth-Maker of Sword in the Stone by Barry David Horwitz We could be in Sherwood Forest with Robin Hood or with Toad and Badger in Wind in the Willows. Set Design…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 03:10AM
Tuesday, September 12, 2023

“Hippest Trip: The Soul Train Musical” Celebrates Don Cornelius’ Journey—at ACT by Bdhorwitz

Morisseau, Seymour, Brown Throw a Spectacular Dance Party! by Daniel Augustin Macri & Barry David Horwitz “Hippest Trip” is the ultimate Spectacle. This stunning party features vibra…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 02:58PM

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