The New York Times recently wrote about the beauty of watching theater in a pub:
“What works in our favor is the intimacy of the experience,” said Tim Roseman, who shares the job of artistic director at another pub space, Theater503, with Paul Robinson. “You genuinely feel you are in the same room as the actors, that you breathe the characters’ air, and this makes for an electrifying experience.”
Of course, San Francisco has its own theater pub, and next up is the return of Pint Sized Plays, featuring plays (none written by me) that last the amount of time it takes to drink a beer. It’s a chance to do something that the New York Times thinks is cool without having to fly to Brooklyn to eat a cupcake.
Update: Looks like I picked a good day to mention this. SF Theater Pub was just highlighted in the SF Bay Guardian’s Best of 2011.