A Muslim, Buddhist, priest and atheist crash land in the middle of a Nigerian civil war and must put aside their personal and religious differences to get out alive. That's the basic outline of A Message, the Arabian Shakespeare Fest's first import.
Like a drum kit being hurled down a flight of stairs by a rock star, Keith Moon: The Real Me, a new one-person show written by and starring Mick Berry, has its sublime moments. However, despite Berry's experience on the stage, acting is not his strength.
The work of Alexandra Fischer, Carolyn Ferris, Junko Mizuno, Criesta Jerray, Laura Edmisten-Matranga, and Casey Castille along with the posters of a couple dozen guys, will be on view Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the annual Rock Art By the Bay exhibition.
Organized around the conceit that places like Elvis Presley's Graceland, Georgia O'Keefe's Abiquiu, and Ansel Adams' darkroom are destinations to which Leibovitz has always wanted to make a pilgrimage, the show is mostly a catalog of stuff accumulated by famous people.
Lauren Yee's Ching Chong Chinaman, now through February 24, 2013, at City Lights Theater Company in San Jose, has more in common with an episode of The Big Bang Theory than a play by David Henry Hwang.
The pairing of Jasper Johns and Jay DeFeo at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, now through February 3, 2013, offers a unique opportunity to ponder the wildly different paths and fortunes of two artists from the same era.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone's The Book of Mormon succeeds first and foremost because it is just one hell of a show. The Broadway sensation by the creators of South Park continues the duo's tradition of equal-opportunity offense, skewering both the Mormon missionaries and the Ugandans they are attempting to convert.