Past Shows

A Place with the Pigs by Athol Fugard

Based on an absurd but true story, this poignant and sometimes hilarious tale is about a Russian soldier who deserted during World War II and spent ten years hiding in… Read more A Place with the Pigs by Athol Fugard

Talking Heads by Alan Bennett

  An award-winning series of solo pieces, classics of contemporary drama, hailed for their razor-sharp wit, and deeply felt humanity.  “a crowd pleaser…funny and mesmerizing at the same time” —… Read more Talking Heads by Alan Bennett

Oleanna by David Mamet

  In his 1992 play Oleanna, Mamet presents the power struggle between a university professor and one of his female students, who accuses him of sexual exploitation and, by doing… Read more Oleanna by David Mamet

The Unexpected Man by Yasmina Reza (revival)

  In response to overwhelming audience interest, Spare Stage revived Yasmina Reza’s THE UNEXPECTED MAN with renowned local actor Ken Ruta, joined by veteran Bay Area actress Susan Maeder. The… Read more The Unexpected Man by Yasmina Reza (revival)

Breath of Life by David Hare

The West Coast Premier The Breath of Life explores the relationship between two women whose lives are connected, in ways neither truly understands, by one man. Madeleine Palmer, a retired… Read more Breath of Life by David Hare

Body of Water by Lee Blessing

  Nominated Bay Area Critics Circle Best Production 2009 and Best Female Performance for Holly Silk “A cross between Harold Pinter and Samuel Beckett … you stay riveted as you… Read more Body of Water by Lee Blessing

Unexpected Man by Yasmina Reza

An aging novelist on a train from Paris to Frankfurt muses about the failings and frustrations of his life. He is recognized by an attractive woman sitting in the opposite… Read more Unexpected Man by Yasmina Reza

Here by Michael Frayn

A comedy about a young couple facing the challenge of organizing their new apartment – and their new relationship. But how do they make decisions when so much is at… Read more Here by Michael Frayn

Private Eyes by Steven Dietz

Private Eyes is a comedy of suspicion in which nothing is ever quite what it seems. Matthew’s wife, Lisa, is having an affair with Adrian, a British theatre director.  Or… Read more Private Eyes by Steven Dietz

Afterplay by Brian Friel and Ashes to Ashes by Harold Pinter

Spare Stage presents two challenging and complex one-act plays. Afterplay is an original work featuring two Chekhovian characters who meet twenty years later. Sonya from Uncle Vanya, “re-animated and re-conceived,”… Read more Afterplay by Brian Friel and Ashes to Ashes by Harold Pinter