• Dear Master
    By Dorothy Bryant 
    Directed by Joy Carlin

    The flagship play upon which Aurora Theatre Company was built, Dear Master by prize-winning Berkeley author Dorothy Bryant was originally produced at the Berkeley City Club in 1991. A dialogue in letters between the two great 19th-century French novelists, George Sand and Gustave Flaubert, Dear Master is an elegantly orchestrated play, providing flesh-and-blood portraits of these famed intellectual writers and revealing their fears, desires, heated opinions and friendship during a time as violent and politically polarized as our own.

    “[Dear Master] shimmers with relevant and touching insights into politics, art and life.” ~ SF Bay Guardian

  • A full-length play improvised every night
    By Improv Playhouse of San Francisco


    Combining San Francisco's tradition of narrative longform improvisation with the demands and surprises of traditional theater, these stories take place on a single set, in traditional stage-play style. The actors have just a bare stage, a few simple suggestions from the audience, and each other. What results is a night of completely improvised theater -- a spontaneous and unique 3-act play, with the audience and the actors alike discovering the story as it unfolds.

    "Improv Playhouse of San Francisco performed one of the most artful, elegant, outstanding pieces of unscripted theater that I've ever seen. A new member of my Top 10 has been found."
    ~Pam Victor (co-author of Improv at the Speed of Life: The TJ and Dave Book), December 2015 

  • Join us for our 25th Anniversary Season


    Read about the plays in our 2016-2017 season, and find out how getting a subscription can save you money. 

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