Female superheroes fight for love against Doctor X in Adam Szymkowicz’s “Hearts Like Fists,” a fun, athletic, but overlong comic book of a play from Flux Theatre Ensemble.
The songs have long been standards, but O’Hara is excited about offering a fresh take on the material.
With its shoddy script, floundering cast, and odd blend of banal ballads, jazz, and Japanese tunes, Okada Productions’ “Kikki & Grandpa & Baby” is a perplexing, unaffecting shambles.
The American premiere of Katori Hall’s “Children of Killers” at the Castillo Theatre examines the Rwandan genocide and its aftermath, but it doesn't add much to our understanding of the atrocities.
Sam Shepard’s “Heartless,” his latest symbolic drama, gets loving attention from Signature Theatre and offers fine performances, particularly from Lois Smith, but still fails to accrete in a persuasive way.
David Henry Hwang’s 2011 play “Chinglish,” in a co-production by Berkeley Rep and South Coast Rep guided by original Broadway director Leigh Silverman, is a tragicomic masterpiece.
In Jonathan Tolins’ witty “Buyer & Cellar,” at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, an impish Michael Urie plays a struggling actor who gets an unusual job working for Barbra Streisand.
Center Theatre Group leads pack with 29 nods, followed by Celebration Theatre and Musical Theatre West with 16.
Del Shores ("Sordid Lives") knew that he needed to make his play "Southern Baptist Sissies" into a film, and on a budget, he created something inventive—a film of the play.
A possible touring version of the Broadway musical resurrects safety questions.