Performance

love's labours

Stanford Shakespeare Company presents Love's Labour's Lost

It’s Party at Phi-Psi, Shakespeare-style.

For the next couple nights, the front lawn of Phi Kappa Psi – usually calm and still as a millpond (for real fratboy action, go indoors)- will be turned into a battlefield to a dangerous sport. The game is love.Not the tragic, tear-jerking romeo-and-juliet kind that this company had previously proved so adept in – but the sort that hurtles testosterone-charged teenagers to the ground.

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Star Shadows, No Viviré, Cold Virtues, and Oh, Inverted World! A Review of the Smuin Ballet in San Francisco

Smuin Ballet’s winter program, a mainstay of the San Francisco Bay Area arts scene for almost 20 years, boasts five pieces — three revivals of Smuin’s own choreography, in addition to a piece each by Adam Houghland and Trey McIntyre. Despite the imbalanced program (the second half was much stronger than the first), Smuin’s troupe did not fail to entertain.

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