King Richard’s Limp

King Richard’s Limp

Impact Theatre’s Richard III is unusually slow for either the company or the play.

My review is in the Oakland Tribune and other BANG papers. Read more

Three Other Sisters

Three Other Sisters

Three messed-up daughters convene after their cruel mother’s death in Enemies: Foreign and Domestic at Central Works.

My review is in the San Jose Mercury News and other BANG papers. Read more

Tell It Crooked

24 February, 2015 Theater No comments
Tell It Crooked

There’s a little Catherine Trieschmann festival going on right now, with two companies presenting Bay Area premieres of the award-winning playwright’s works.

My review of Virago Theatre Company’s Crooked is in the San Jose Mercury News and other Bay Area News Group papers.  Read more

Get Thee to Moscow

18 February, 2015 Theater No comments
Get Thee to Moscow

Three Sisters is one of those classics that other playwrights just love adapting.

My review of Tracy Letts’s version at Douglas Morrisson Theatre is in the San Jose Mercury News. Read more

High Flying Angels

High Flying Angels

Lafayette’s Town Hall Theatre takes flight with Angels in America.

My review is in the Contra Costa Times. Read more

Dust Bowl Lethargy

Dust Bowl Lethargy

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley revives Dust Bowl musical Panhandle — with mixed results.

My review is in the San Jose Mercury News. Read more

Crack Team in Search of Truth

15 December, 2014 Theater No comments
Crack Team in Search of Truth

Somebody’s trying to tell you something, and it’s clearly something desperately important, but you can’t understand. That’s what it feels like watching Superheroes, the world premiere by Sean San Jose that opens Cutting Ball’s 16th season.

Read my review in the San Jose Mercury News. Read more

Nothing but Zingers

26 November, 2014 Theater No comments
Nothing but Zingers

Kathleen Turner plays journalist Molly Ivins as a patchwork of quips.

My review is in the San Jose Mercury News and other Bay Area News Group papers. Read more

The Apartment, the Musical

24 November, 2014 Theater No comments
The Apartment, the Musical

Neil Simon and Burt Bacharach made The Apartment into a musical, and I wish they hadn’t.

My review is in the San Jose Mercury News and other Bay Area News Group papers. Read more

The Best of All Possible Musicals

11 November, 2014 Theater No comments
The Best of All Possible Musicals

Leonard Bernstein’s operetta of Candide clinging to optimism in the face of countless horrors has a troubled history of its own.

My review is in the San Jose Mercury News. Read more