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Without a doubt the most famous play in the English language, Hamlet is much more than a collection of quotable lines, like the legendary soliloquy that begins with "To be or not to be?" It's also a thrilling tale of political intrigue, murder, madness and duels to the death. Hamlet is one of theater's greatest anti-heroes, caught between his duty as a son and his desire for moral purity. He is haunted by the rage-filled ghost of his father, who won't rest until his death is avenged. Even worse, every time Hamlet hesitates to take action, it's his friends and loved ones that pay the price. With a cast led by Tony Award-nominee John Douglas Thompson, join the A.C.T. theater in San Francisco for an unforgettable theatrical event!
The sharp-eyed contemporary drama Luna Gale focuses on Caroline, a social worker who must decide whether a hospitalized child should be given back to her teenage recovering-meth-addict parents or the infant's grandmother, a religious evangelist. Caught in the middle of a much larger fight, her decisions about the child's welfare dredge up a secretive past of human mistakes that further ignite the conflict. The Chicago Tribune hailed the play as "excellent and intensely involving" and the Sun-Times agreed, calling it "provocative and impassioned."
A modern American family gathers in a local park to roast one of its own over the coals in the play by Obie-winner Robert O'Hara. The hard-partying, foul-mouthed O'Mallery family stages an intervention for their drug-addicted sister. While they wait for her, they drink, smoke and dredge up old feuds and grudges. The family soon finds all its problems dragged out in public. Barbecue at San Francisco Playhouse overturns our assumptions about race, poverty and the American family in hilarious and incisive fashion.
Set to what the New York Post called Elton John's "best score yet," and named "Broadway Musical of the Decade" by Time magazine, the explosive Billy Elliot: The Musical, presented by Contra Costa Musical Theatre, fills the stage with inspiring songs and high-energy dance. Based on the hit film of the same name, this heartwarming show is about a motherless boy in a small, poverty-stricken mining town who trades his boxing gloves for ballet shoes and fights against social stereotypes to achieve his dream of becoming a dancer. Just try not to cheer along as his talent and ambition become symbols of hope for a town that's enduring more than its fair share of hardship, when Billy Elliot: The Musical takes to the stage of Walnut Creek's Lesher Center for the Arts.
How far would you go to bake the world's best bread? A culinary magical tale, Bread! The Musical follows one baker's quest to replicate his father's lost and legendary rye recipe, and he'll stop at nothing to do it. This new musical from Joe Oritz is filled with 24 original songs, homegrown hubris and potential peril as the baker's obsession begins to drive everyone (especially his wife) nuts. Theater aficionado Greg Fritsch directs this wacky and family-friendly musical at the Shelton Theater in San Francisco.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Paula Vogel's How I Learned To Drive explores the complex relationship between a young woman and her uncle as a series of driving lessons progresses from innocence to something much more dark and troubling. Told with surprising wit, this acclaimed play is an often-funny, surprising and ultimately devastating tale of survival. Through wildly absurd, unexpected and disturbing turns of events, Li'l Bit comes to terms with her past and her relationships as these events shape her womanhood and her understanding of the world. The Custom Made Theatre Co. brings this 20th-century masterpiece to Custom Made Theatre in San Francisco.
Brian Copeland returns to The Marsh with his hit show Not a Genuine Black Man. The longest-running solo show in San Francisco history, Not a Genuine Black Man is a hilarious and poignant autobiographical story about Copeland's childhood. In 1971, San Leandro was named one of the most racist suburbs in America. Congressional hearings were held. The next year, 8-year-old Copeland and his African-American family moved in. Not a Genuine Black Man is a hilarious and insightful look at Bay Area history, and at the ways in which our upbringings make us who we are.
In 1936, an anti-drug propaganda film called Reefer Madness was released, portraying the disasters that ensue when some teenagers decide to try "marijuana" -- otherwise known as the devil's drug. In the 1970s, the film was rediscovered and became a cult classic due to its over-the-top portrayal of the alleged dangers of smoking weed, which include death, destruction, madness and ... jazz. Inspired by the original film, this tongue-in-cheek musical comedy continues the hijinks in an even wackier form, memorializing the melodrama in songs that range from Broadway-style showstoppers to swing tunes. It would be a big mistake to (puff, puff) pass on this production of Reefer Madness: The Musical at Victoria Theatre in San Francisco.
With The Royale, playwright and acclaimed television writer Marco Ramirez (Orange is the New Black, Sons of Anarchy) tells a fictionalized story based on the world's first real-life heavyweight boxing champion and the sacrifices he makes to take his place in history. Jay "The Sport" Jackson wants a shot at the world title. Trouble is, he's living in a time when blacks and whites did not face off in the ring. But he's out to win at any cost. So he comes out swinging, slinging words in a spectacular barrage of rhythm and heat, language and adrenaline, sinew and swagger. With this Goldstar pre-sale, you can lock in your tickets now as the power-punching drama makes its Bay Area premiere at Berkeley's Aurora Theatre Company.