Hidden Classics Reading Series

Cutting Ball continues to explore and celebrate a variety of extraordinary works ranging from the ancient Greeks to modern experimentalism. Join us for this FREE Sunday afternoon series, one of San Francisco’s best-kept secrets.

All performances at 1PM

Life Is A Dream

By Pedro Calderón de la Barca
In a new translation by Andrew Saito
Directed by Paige Rogers
December 7, 2014

Cutting Ball’s resident playwright Andrew Saito has translated Spanish Golden Age playwright Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s Life is a Dream. Associate Artistic Director Paige Rogers will direct this … [Read more]

A Murder of Crows

By Mac Wellman
Directed by Rem Myers
March 8, 2015

Set in America’s Heartland in the wake of the Gulf War, A Murder Of Crows from Obie-winning playwright Mac Wellman satirizes a family struck down by the toxic winds of pollution. Susannah reels from the death of her father, killed … [Read more]

A Dream Play

By August Strindberg
Translated by Paul Walsh
Directed by Rob Melrose
March 22, 2015

A Dream Play features the daughter of the Hindu god Indra who comes down to earth to better understand the plight of man. Her surreal journey ends after she has fully experienced human suffering. Strindberg structured … [Read more]


By Heiner Mueller
Directed by Rem Myers
May 17, 2015

Hamletmachine is a postmodernist drama by German playwright and theatre director Heiner Müller, which premiered in 1977. The nine-page play originated in relation to Müller’s translation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The play connects a sequence of monologues, where the … [Read more]