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Despereaux, a mouse against despair

Despereaux, a mouse against despair

By Roberto Friedman

For a happily childless adult, Out There sure does see a lot of "family friendly" theatre and entertainment appropriate for children.

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By Jim Gladstone | December 3, 2019

Taking a San Francisco-spirited underground approach to seasonal programming, San Francisco Playhouse has exhumed the critically admired but short-lived recent stage adaptation of the 1993 Bill Murray film "Groundhog Day."

By Jim Gladstone | November 26, 2019

Caryl Churchill's 1979 play, "Cloud 9," a poly- and chrono-morphously perverse comic drama, splits its two acts between 1880s Africa and 1980 London.


By Jim Gladstone | November 22, 2019

Tenderloin edge meets "Let's put on a show!" pluck in Left Coast Theatre's clothes-shedding, zinger-flinging production of "The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told."

By Jim Gladstone | November 19, 2019

Mary Woolley and Jeanette Marks' up-and-down coupledom is the thumping heart of "Bull in a China Shop," playwright Bryna Turner's gutsy political romance now on stage in a handsome production at the Aurora Theatre Company.


By Hannah Bennett | November 12, 2019

The newest show from San Francisco's most explosive comedian, Monica Palacios, is coming soon, and you shouldn't miss it.

By Jim Gladstone | November 12, 2019

"If I could only do one kind of performance," Mandy Patinkin explained in a recent phone interview with the B.A.R., "it would be doing concerts."


By Roberto Friedman | November 12, 2019

"Stomp," the so-called "international percussion sensation," played A.C.T.'s Geary Theater in San Francisco for eight performances last week, and Out There and a lot of vicarious percussionists were in the house.

By Jim Gladstone | November 12, 2019

Playwright Kate Attwell's "Testmatch" is about race and gender and global economic power.


By Jim Gladstone | November 5, 2019

Robert Townsend, who helped pioneer 1980s independent cinema with "Hollywood Shuffle," has a file cabinet's worth of autobiographical anecdotes.

By Jim Gladstone | November 5, 2019

Della, the cheery proprietor of a small-town North Carolina Bakery, shares her philosophy in the opening moments of "The Cake," now at the New Conservatory Theatre Center.


By Gregg Shapiro | November 5, 2019

You've got to give Michael Longoria, Broadway performer in "Jersey Boys" and "Hairspray," credit for being ballsy.

By Jim Gladstone | October 29, 2019

Evelyn, a 20ish ingenue in a cheery floral-print dress, wears a grin of unabashed delight through most of the first act of "The Daughters,"


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