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When Substance Abuse Takes Center Stage

George Heymont | Posted 10.25.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Directed by Jenny Sullivan on a simple and attractive unit set designed by Nina Ball, Center Rep's production benefits immensely from Scot Woolley's musical arrangements, Steve Blum's music direction and the musical supervision of Brandon Adams.

Between Riverside and Crazy: ACT Opens 49th Season With a Tough, Humane Pulitzer Prize Drama

Leo Stutzin | Posted 09.13.2015 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

The past weighs heavily on Walter "Pops" Washington, the angry, suspicious ex-cop whose rage and stubbornness propel the fierce Between Riverside and Crazy, which opened American Conservatory Theater's 49th season a few days ago.

Bereaved, Bullied, and Bewildered

George Heymont | Posted 05.16.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

One of the sleepers at the 2015 San Francisco Indie Fest was an Australian film called Is This The Real World.

Papa, Can You Hear Me?

George Heymont | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

I first saw Wilson's play during its 1987 pre-Broadway tryout at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco with James Earl Jones in the lead role. At the time, I found it difficult to appreciate Wilson's play.

First Nighter: Regina Taylor Confronts the Computer Age Poorly, Matt Charman Does It Better

David Finkle | Posted 11.08.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Whatever Regina Taylor is trying to get across in stop. reset., at the Pershing Square Signature Center's Romulus Linney, has gone completely over my ...

That's NOT What Friends Are for

George Heymont | Posted 05.06.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Two new plays depict profound betrayals of a friend's trust. One focuses on male relationships, the other on female relationships. In one play, the betrayal is calculated, hypocritical, devastating, and unconscionable.