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"L'Orphelin 2.0" by Theatre de la Feuille

at Fort Mason Center - Cowell Theater, San Francisco
OFFER DATES:
Sun, May 26
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: COMP - $12.50

Presented in Mandarin with English super-titles, "L’Orphelin 2.0" is based on _The Orphan of Zhao), one of China’s oldest plays and the first to be translated into a European language. Described a... [more+]

Presented in Mandarin with English super-titles, "L’Orphelin 2.0" is based on _The Orphan of Zhao), one of China’s oldest plays and the first to be translated into a European language. Described as the Chinese "Hamlet", it is a luminous reinvention of an ancient legend. As with any classic, several versions exist. It first appeared in "Zuo Zhuan", the well-known commentary of "Zuo on The Spring" and "Autumn Annals" and then described by the great historian Sima Qian in his "Records of the Grand Historian_. But is there a "true" version? Artistic Director Ata Wong Chun Tat said of the work, “_L’Orphelin" is more about how far one would go to stand up for the truth and what they think is right.” Founded in 2010 by Ata Wong Chun Tat in Paris, Théâtre de la Feuille is a physical theatre group deeply influenced by the western methodology of Jacques Lecoq, interweaved with Eastern artistic traditions. While the group is now based in Hong Kong, it has gone on numerous international tours, performing on different global stages which include France, Italy, Croatia, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and China. Théâtre de la Feuille is eager to accumulate as many touring experiences as possible. Théâtre de la Feuille currently consists of a group of 20 creative actors from a plethora of different cultures and backgrounds. Its actors receive custom-made and continuous trainings of traditional Chinese martial arts and Lecoq; together they emerge as a strong and unique ensemble of Hong Kong. [less-]

"Who Killed Sylvia Plath" by Lynne Kaufman

at The Marsh San Francisco MainStage Theater, San Francisco
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Poet Sylvia Plath returns to her burial place in West Yorkshire, England to view the fourth replacement of her tombstone. The previous ones have been defaced by feminists who chiseled off her married ... [more+]

Poet Sylvia Plath returns to her burial place in West Yorkshire, England to view the fourth replacement of her tombstone. The previous ones have been defaced by feminists who chiseled off her married name, claiming it was Ted Hughes who caused Sylvia’s death. Did he? Was her suicide at 30 a good career move? Would she do it again? And what does it say to us today? Find out when "Who Killed Sylvia Plath", written by award-winning playwright Lynne Kaufman, comes to The Marsh San Francisco MainStage Theater. [less-]

"Come Back To The Five And Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean"

at Novato Theater Company, Novato
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FULL PRICE: $27
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In a small-town dime store in West Texas, the “Disciples of James Dean” gather for their twentieth reunion. Now middle-aged women, they were teenagers when Dean filmed "Giant" two decades ago in n... [more+]

In a small-town dime store in West Texas, the “Disciples of James Dean” gather for their twentieth reunion. Now middle-aged women, they were teenagers when Dean filmed "Giant" two decades ago in nearby Marfa. One of them, an extra in the film, has a child whom she says was conceived with Dean during the shoot. The ladies’ congenial reminiscences mingle with flashbacks to their youth; then the arrival of a stunning-but-familiar stranger sets off a series of confrontations that smash their delusions and expose bitter disappointments. [less-]

"That Don Reed Show": New Solo Comedy-Variety

at The Marsh Berkeley, Berkeley
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After five award-winning solo shows, an off-Broadway run, appearances on "The Tonight Show", Netflix, Amazon Prime, NBC and elsewhere, Don Reed lets loose with his latest one-man comedy-variety show, ... [more+]

After five award-winning solo shows, an off-Broadway run, appearances on "The Tonight Show", Netflix, Amazon Prime, NBC and elsewhere, Don Reed lets loose with his latest one-man comedy-variety show, complete with irreverent sketches, edgy stand-up, short films and music. From original characters to celeb impressions, Reed does it all, and he's a regular at the Marsh, where he's staged hit shows like "Can You Dig It?, East 14th" and "The '80s", among many more. Catch his latest at the Berkeley stage. [less-]

"Romeo and Juliet"

at FLAX art and design, Oakland
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In a world of violence, what does it cost to choose love? The Capulet and Montague families are caught in a decades-long feud -- and their children are caught in the crucible of adolescence. As societ... [more+]

In a world of violence, what does it cost to choose love? The Capulet and Montague families are caught in a decades-long feud -- and their children are caught in the crucible of adolescence. As societal expectations clash with youthful rebellion, stakes that started high soon become deadly. Directed by Susannah Martin, Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy asks incisive questions about the consequences of entrenched power, inherited expectations, and cycles of retribution. This unique staging takes audiences into the world of "VerOakland" in this immersive theatrical experience. [less-]

Chen-Wei Lee & Zoltan Vakulya: "Together Alone"

at Fort Mason Center - Firehouse, San Francisco
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Sun, May 26
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

San Francisco International Arts Festival is pleased to present to US audiences the international husband and wife team of Zoltan Vakulya from Hungary and Chen-Wei Lee from Taiwan. Making their US deb... [more+]

San Francisco International Arts Festival is pleased to present to US audiences the international husband and wife team of Zoltan Vakulya from Hungary and Chen-Wei Lee from Taiwan. Making their US debut at the Festival the couple will perform their signature work, "Together Alone" -- a solo danced as a duet that counters individual loneliness with the power of being together. Deprived of all external concealment and decorations, the two return to the primitive in dance and face each other as their most naked selves. In this intimate space they communicate and learn to move forward through compromise and cooperation. Giving and receiving, they explore the invisible border dividing the seemingly connected bodies. By constantly linking up and then separating they find harmony in conflict and conflict in harmony. Through unceasingly merging, transferring, destroying and then reconstructing -- eventually they squarely face their respective loneliness, together. Profound as the piece is on many levels there is also a pragmatic explanation for the work. As professional dancers and journeymen who both tour internationally with different companies, Ms. Lee and Mr. Vakulya find themselves occupying precious few moments in a shared physical space. So they spent some of those moments making a dance about the experience. [less-]

Nancy Wang of Eth-Noh-Tec: "Shadows and Secrets"

at Fort Mason Center - Southside Theater, San Francisco
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Sun, May 26
Sun, May 26
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Gambling, murders, prohibition…a mystery awaits. Don't miss this multi-media staged reading of "Shadows and Secrets" from Nancy Wang of Eth-Noh-Tec. Eth-Noh-Tec, founded in 1981 by Nancy Wang and Ro... [more+]

Gambling, murders, prohibition…a mystery awaits. Don't miss this multi-media staged reading of "Shadows and Secrets" from Nancy Wang of Eth-Noh-Tec. Eth-Noh-Tec, founded in 1981 by Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, is interdisciplinary story theater of precision choreography, music and lyrical word-weaving. Performing ancient Asian mythologies, folktales and urban legends along with contemporary Asian American inspiring stories, Eth-Noh-Tec has created an exciting new blend of storytelling and kinetic theater. Eth-Noh-Tec performs nationally and internationally with storytelling theater programs, workshops and residencies in festivals, educational institutions, theaters and conferences. They have also appeared on television and radio shows such as NPR's "All Things Considered" and PBS. They are most proud to have performed in the Clinton and the Obama Inaugural Celebrations. [less-]

Taking Down Political Corruption in "Kings"

at The Ashby Stage, Berkeley
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New member of congress, Sydney Millsap, sees how money corrupts politics, and she’s on a mission to do something about it. Just imagine how a career senator and two ambitious lobbyists react to her ... [more+]

New member of congress, Sydney Millsap, sees how money corrupts politics, and she’s on a mission to do something about it. Just imagine how a career senator and two ambitious lobbyists react to her efforts! "Kings" is a whip-smart political satire that will inspire you to change the system and vote. [less-]

"I Should Have a Party for All the Thoughts I Didn't Say" by Source Material

at Fort Mason Center - Chapel, San Francisco
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Sun, May 26
FULL PRICE: COMP
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

"I Should Have a Party For All The Thoughts I Didn't Say" is a devised theatrical performance dedicated to the social awkwardness of grief, and a love letter to Russian writer Anton Chekhov. Staged si... [more+]

"I Should Have a Party For All The Thoughts I Didn't Say" is a devised theatrical performance dedicated to the social awkwardness of grief, and a love letter to Russian writer Anton Chekhov. Staged site-specific in a chapel, the performance is structured as a funeral and funeral after-party, traversing from a deep well of grief to a riotous, tragicomic attempt to leave the tragedy behind. Storytelling that utilizes everything from physical theatre to polyphonic singing, Source Material has devised a highly visual, deeply adventurous love letter to a celebrated playwright. [less-]

"You're a Good Man Charlie Brown"

at Village Theatre and Art Gallery, Danville
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Charlie Brown and the gang navigate the joys and pitfalls of childhood in Charles Schultz's beloved comic come to life in Clark Gesner's musical adaptation.... [more+]

Charlie Brown and the gang navigate the joys and pitfalls of childhood in Charles Schultz's beloved comic come to life in Clark Gesner's musical adaptation. [less-]

"Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella"

at Spreckels Performing Arts Center, Rohnert Park
OFFER DATES:
Sun, May 26
FULL PRICE: $36
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

The first known instance of a “Cinderella story” appeared more than 2,000 years ago in 7 B.C. What makes this a story for the ages? It is a tale that celebrates everything we love and value: hard ... [more+]

The first known instance of a “Cinderella story” appeared more than 2,000 years ago in 7 B.C. What makes this a story for the ages? It is a tale that celebrates everything we love and value: hard work, modesty, generosity, bravery, perseverance and last, but certainly not least, the firm belief that something better ... something wonderful … something impossible … is possible for us all. This is the new, updated version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. Cinderella and Prince Topher meet as intellectual, if not social, equals. There are new songs, new subplots, new characters. But all the original favorites are still there: “Impossible”, “Ten Minutes Ago,” “Sister’s Lament,” “A Lovely Night” and more. [less-]

"Othello"

at Brooklyn Preserve, Oakland
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Re-imagining Shakespeare, this gripping show deals with the conditions of human relationships, and how we deal with love, marriage, hate, manipulation, gender, and race in a war time. Inferno Theatre'... [more+]

Re-imagining Shakespeare, this gripping show deals with the conditions of human relationships, and how we deal with love, marriage, hate, manipulation, gender, and race in a war time. Inferno Theatre's unique ensemble approach and the beautiful Brooklyn Preserve location serve to create a truly unexpected version of this show. Can a story written in sociological and political shades of black and white in 1603 talk to us today in shades of colors? We are living in a very different time and place from the setting of Shakespeare's Play, but the Bard's prodigious understanding of human nature can still move us beyond our stereotypes and speak to us with all the colors of the human race. [less-]

Comedian Aasif Mandvi

at Cobb's Comedy Club, San Francisco
OFFER DATES:
Sun, May 26
FULL PRICE: $25
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

Peabody Award-winning actor and writer Aasif Mandvi is best known for his work as "Senior Foreign-Looking Correspondent" on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart". Mandvi has also starred in the Obie-winni... [more+]

Peabody Award-winning actor and writer Aasif Mandvi is best known for his work as "Senior Foreign-Looking Correspondent" on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart". Mandvi has also starred in the Obie-winning one-man show "Sakina's Restaurant" and received rave reviews for originating the role of "Amir Kapoor" in Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Disgraced". His film credits include "The Last Airbender, The Mystic Masseur, It's Kind of a Funny Story, The Proposal, Ghost Town, Music and Lyrics, Spider-Man 2, Freedomland, Analyze This, Margin Call" and "The Siege". Now, the outspoken comedian and performer heads to Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco, where he'll poke fun at racial, religious and cultural stereotypes and crack wise in the way he does best. [less-]

"Significant Other": A Bittersweet Comedy

at San Francisco Playhouse, San Francisco
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What do you do when all your best friends suddenly start getting married? Forced to systematically transition from best friend to bridesman as each of his girlfriends gets married, Jordan Berman has d... [more+]

What do you do when all your best friends suddenly start getting married? Forced to systematically transition from best friend to bridesman as each of his girlfriends gets married, Jordan Berman has decided it's time to start looking for a Mr. Right to call his own. This proves, however, to be a most uneasy transition. "The New York Times" hailed "Significant Other" as "an absolutely wonderful new play ... as richly funny as it is ultimately heart-stirring." Laugh (and wince) along as he wades through a string of workplace crushes, painfully awkward first dates and other romantic misadventures on his search for true love in this bittersweet comedy from Joshua Harmon ("Bad Jews"). After a successful off-Broadway and Broadway run, "Significant Other" takes the stage of the San Francisco Playhouse. [less-]

"Fiddler on the Roof": Straight From Broadway

at San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, San Jose
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Sun, May 26
FULL PRICE: n/a
OFFER PRICE: Sold Out

This "entirely fresh, funny and gorgeous new production" ("New York" Magazine) of "Fiddler on the Roof" sets up shop at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, hot off its latest acclaimed Broadw... [more+]

This "entirely fresh, funny and gorgeous new production" ("New York" Magazine) of "Fiddler on the Roof" sets up shop at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, hot off its latest acclaimed Broadway run. Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher has re-imagined this American classic, which tells the heartwarming story of Tevye, a humble Jewish dairyman who's tested daily by his five tradition-defying daughters. But when dangerous forces threaten the Russian village's way of life, Tevye's faith and love for his family give him strength to fight for his home and the traditions of his people. The Jerry Bock-Sheldon Harnick score boasts all-time faves like "Tradition," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," "If I Were a Rich Man" and "Sunrise, Sunset," not to mention the splendid "Bottle Dance" number. [less-]

Venardos Circus: High-Flying Fun

at San Lorenzo Park, Santa Cruz
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Created by former Ringling Bros. ringmaster Kevin Venardos, this magical, musical circus comes to San Lorenzo Park in Santa Cruz with an experienced cast of aerialists, acrobats, comedians, clowns, ju... [more+]

Created by former Ringling Bros. ringmaster Kevin Venardos, this magical, musical circus comes to San Lorenzo Park in Santa Cruz with an experienced cast of aerialists, acrobats, comedians, clowns, jugglers and daredevils from around the world. Venardos himself brings his Broadway-style singing-and-dancing talent to the center ring as your master of ceremonies, and there are no performing animals in the show either. Make sure and get there early for an interactive pre-show party where you can meet the cast, snap selfies and play games, and you can also stay after to take pics too. [less-]

Daughtry: "American Idol" Rocker

at The Mountain Winery, Saratoga
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Sun, May 26
FULL PRICE: $39.50 - $89.50
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One of the top draws on "American Idol"'s fifth season, Chris Daughtry had audiences voting like mad with his bold performances of Fuel's "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" and Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line.... [more+]

One of the top draws on "American Idol"'s fifth season, Chris Daughtry had audiences voting like mad with his bold performances of Fuel's "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)" and Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line." He even impressed Fuel so much that they offered him a spot in the band, but he turned it down to start his own group instead -- thus Daughtry was born. The band's first album was the fastest-selling debut in SoundScan history, with five hits making the top 40. They've even hit the road with Bon Jovi, the Goo Goo Dolls, Nickelback and more. Now Daughtry will bring their brooding, energetic rock sound to The Mountain Winery in Saratoga. [less-]

"Us in the U.S."

at Fort Mason Center - Southside Theater, San Francisco
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Sun, May 26
FULL PRICE: $25
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Shifts in Consciousness embarks on the creative journey of altering mainstream perceptions of oppressed people. The hope of this production is to enable viewers to think more critically and empathetic... [more+]

Shifts in Consciousness embarks on the creative journey of altering mainstream perceptions of oppressed people. The hope of this production is to enable viewers to think more critically and empathetically about injustice and the sufferings of an emerging generation. This production is unique in its engagement with audience members in a community circle after the production. Shifts in Consciousnesses is inspired by audre lorde who teaches us, "When we dare to be powerful, to use our strength in the service of our vision, then it becomes less and less important whether we are afraid." [less-]

Off-Broadway Hit Musical Brings New Orleans Gay Bar to Life

at New Conservatory Theatre Center, San Francisco
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Glam rock, gospel and modern pop collide in the smash off-Broadway hit "The View UpStairs". When impulsive entrepreneur Wes buys a dilapidated building in the French Quarter of New Orleans, he’s pha... [more+]

Glam rock, gospel and modern pop collide in the smash off-Broadway hit "The View UpStairs". When impulsive entrepreneur Wes buys a dilapidated building in the French Quarter of New Orleans, he’s phantasmically transported to its glory days: the UpStairs Lounge in 1973. Serving as a home, a church and a gay dive-bar, the UpStairs was its own kind of paradise. As Wes meets the larger-than-life lounge regulars, he learns what has been gained and lost in the fight for equality, and how the past can help guide all of us through an uncertain future. "Entertainment Weekly" raves "the show swells with heart." Don’t miss the regional premiere of Max Vernon's "The View UpStairs" at San Francisco’s New Conservatory Theatre Center. [less-]

Tomoko Momiyama

at Fort Mason Center - Firehouse, San Francisco
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Sun, May 26
FULL PRICE: $28
OFFER PRICE: $12.50

An original site-specific work by Tomoko Momiyama, a composer and multi-disciplinary artist from Japan. Inspired by conversations with Japanese-American and Native-American communities as well as spec... [more+]

An original site-specific work by Tomoko Momiyama, a composer and multi-disciplinary artist from Japan. Inspired by conversations with Japanese-American and Native-American communities as well as specialists in different disciplines including seed science, migratory birds, and natural history, the work explores the issues of home and Diaspora identities in the Bay Area and beyond. [less-]

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