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San Francisco Playhouse Debuts Bay Area Premiere of 'Stupid F*cking Bird'

Jason Mannino | Posted 06.12.2015 | San Francisco
Jason Mannino

Stupid Fucking Bird, like The Seagull, is mostly about love, art, hope, and disappointment," said playwright Aaron Posner. "It pits passionate dreams of ideal love and artistic success against the simple hard realities of quotidian life."

'Tree' by Julie Hebert Makes Its Regional Premiere at San Francisco Playhouse

Jason Mannino | Posted 03.31.2015 | San Francisco
Jason Mannino

Tree, by Julie Hebert, currently in its regional premiere at the San Francisco Playhouse through March 7 is a play about the family ties that link human beings regardless of skin color, sexual orientation or estrangement.

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: Putting the Pop Back in Populism

Erika Milvy | Posted 12.26.2012 | San Francisco
Erika Milvy

Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson is a hard-rock musical that tells the life story of this nation's seventh president in modern lingo to make the 19th century relevant to youth culture. Lets just say, been there, done that, hella better.

How Theater for Young People Could Save the World

Lauren Gunderson | Posted 05.19.2012 | Arts
Lauren Gunderson

So much of toxicity in this world comes from a collective draining of empathy. We don't understand each other, and we don't want to. But theater forces us to empathize.

Reckoning Theatre: Big Questions, Small Casts in 2 Bay Area Shows

Lauren Gunderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauren Gunderson

I was going to save my continuing exploration of the term "political play" for Berkeley Rep's upcoming (and highly anticipated) The Great Game: Afghan...