For 15 years, the San Francisco Playhouse has welcomed theater lovers to its unique venue for award-winning stage performances. Part of the adventure is the venue itself: The theater is located on the second floor of the historic Kensington Park Hotel on Post Street at Union Square. Evoking a bygone era with palms, glistening wood and twinkling chandeliers, you might think you’ve travel-ported straight into a historic London luxury hotel. The 1925 Gothic structure even has lovely hand-painted ceilings in the lobby. The theater has balcony seating curving above the lower auditorium and an intimate vibe that brings the audience up close with the city’s premier Off-Broadway acting company.
Established in 2003 by Bill English and Susi Damilano, the San Francisco Playhouse now ranks as the most rapidly growing theater company in the Bay Area. Past productions have garnered a multitude of awards and accolades for drama, comedy, experimental and musical productions. Educational programs include workshops such as PlayProjects that help develop community among young actors with guest lectures from area professionals; a play reading series; and the Sandbox Series, designed to develop and promote new works. Coming up: La Cage Aux Folles (July 12–Sept. 16); Zenith (Aug. 15–Sept. 8); Barbecue (Sept. 26–Nov. 11); A Christmas Story: The Musical (Nov. 22–Jan. 13, 2018).
In 2018: Born Yesterday (Jan. 23–March 10); Non-Player Character (Feb. 7–March 3); The Effect (March 20–April 28); An Entomologist’s Love Story (May 8–June 23); In Braunau (June 13–July 7); Sunday in the Park with George (July 5–Sept. 8); and Washed Up on the Potomac (Aug. 9–Sept. 1).
A popular Virginia stay, Massanutten Resort, is getting a big update this summer. The resort originally opened its doors in 2006.
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JetBlue kicked off service to Guadeloupe (PTP) this month. Flights began Feb. 1 from New York City (JFK). JetBlue is the only airline to offer flights between the Northeast and the Caribbean island. Flights are around four and a half hours.
The city took its name from Athena, goddess of wisdom, strategy and war, and protector of the city. The financial, political and administrative center of the country and an all-powerful city-state in antiquity, Athens is a major center of culture. A visit to the first-ever museum dedicated to Byzantium, a stroll around the National Garden and a trip to the Olympeion archaeological site will take you back through time.
Falling asleep in economy class can be a test of flexibility and patience, often depending on how tired you are. No matter how many ways your body contorts to sleep sitting upright, it’s hard to avoid the dreaded head drop, from little to no head support, that can easily jerk you (and your neighbor) awake.
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Heathrow Airport built a “bespoke set of anti-drone systems” around its airfield. The system, created by U.K.-based firm Operational Solutions, detects and tracks drones in surrounding airspace. The “new and innovative” system can also locate drone pilots and show their location.