There's much to choose from in Bay Area theater events this month, from a "comedic journey to enlightenment" at The San Francisco Playhouse to the New Conservatory's imagined scenario of Tennessee Williams and William Inge meeting in 1944 before either is a theatrical icon. Below are just a few of your options for "play night." Take a look at our comprehensive calendar here.
“Yoga Play” at The San Francisco Playhouse through April 20
While at the top of its game, yoga apparel giant Jojomon is hit with a terrible scandal that sends the company into freefall. Desperate to recover its earnings and reputation, newly hired CEO Joan stakes everything on an unlikely plan. Yoga Play is a journey toward enlightenment. See details.
“Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story” at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley through May 5
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley invites Bay Area audiences on piano virtuoso Hershey Felder's personal journey, while also exploring the life and music of Impressionist composer Claude Debussy, in this world premiere. "Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story" brings to life a visionary who proclaimed nature his religion, creating music of ravishing beauty, color, and compassion. See more.
“The Gentleman Caller” at New Conservatory Theatre Center through May 5
In Chicago playwright Phillip Dawkins’ imagined scenario, Tennessee Williams (played by Brennan Pickman-Thoon) and William Inge (Adam Niemann) meet in 1944, before either is the theatrical icon they were to become, to have drinks at Inge’s St. Louis apartment and share deep confidences and “a sexy rendezvous.” The title, of course, refers to a character in Williams’ classic “The Glass Menagerie.” Arturo Catricala directs for New Conservatory. See details.