You Don’t Know Abulkasem

15 September, 2012 Theater No comments
You Don’t Know Abulkasem

Invasion! is a puzzling play. Written by Tunisian-Swedish playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri and translated from the original Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles, it touches upon themes of youth culture, anti-Islamic xenophobia, language, and identity, but in a fragmented, scattershot way that almost but not quite comes together to form a rough mosaic portrait. But of what?  If anything it’s of the mysterious Abulkasem, and he’s ultimately unknowable, apocryphal, based on faulty premises. But even if it’s hard to know what to make of it when all’s said and done, Crowded Fire Theater’s sharp West Coast premiere makes the saying and doing tremendously entertaining along the way.

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In Search of Lost Time

12 November, 2011 Theater No comments
In Search of Lost Time

THEATER REVIEW: SAN FRANCISCO

Show #107: Sticky Time, Crowded Fire, October 29.

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Trouble’s a Bruin

9 September, 2011 Theater No comments
Trouble’s a Bruin

THEATER REVIEW: SAN FRANCISCO

Show #77: Exit, Pursued by a Bear, Crowded Fire Theatre Company, August 20.

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How to Shame Your Dragon

How to Shame Your Dragon

THEATER REVIEW: SAN FRANCISCO

Show #31: Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven, Asian American Theater Company and Crowded Fire Theater, April 1.

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Twist the Knife

Twist the Knife

THEATER REVIEW: SAN FRANCISCO

Show #67: Forever Never Comes, Crowded Fire, June 11

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