Troy, Troy Again

12 November, 2013 Theater No comments
Troy, Troy Again

Impact Theatre goes way back to the Trojan War in its latest high-octane staging of Shakespeare. My review is on KQED Arts.

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Get the Grift

Get the Grift

Local playwright Eve Edelson gives us a look at Nigerian scammers and the online pranksters who revel in wasting their time. My review is on KQED Arts.

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Strangers Will Make You Uncomfortable

Strangers Will Make You Uncomfortable

Scottish playwright Linda McLean returns with an eerie, elliptical portrait of a life in five scenes.

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Old-Fashioned Politics

Old-Fashioned Politics

A new political drama at TheatreWorks already seems sorely outdated. My review is on KQED Arts.

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That’s Really Super, Broadway

That’s Really Super, Broadway

42nd Street Moon digs up a long-forgotten Superman musical that pretty much demonstrates why it’s long forgotten. My review on KQED Arts includes a sage discussion of Superman’s junk.

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Carrie Bears Reexamination

Carrie Bears Reexamination

The same night Dolores Claiborne the opera closes, Carrie the Musical opens. Coincidence or conspiracy? My investigation is on KQED Arts, including an examination of how Stephen King’s protagonists are like the X-Men.

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At Least It Wasn’t Cujo

20 September, 2013 Theater No comments
At Least It Wasn’t Cujo

A Stephen King opera? Who thought that was a good idea? You can read my review of SF Opera’s Dolores Claiborne on KQED Arts and judge for yourself whether they were completely bonkers.

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Buried Child Revived

18 September, 2013 Theater No comments
Buried Child Revived

Magic Theatre brings back one of its most famous premieres, 35 years later. My review of Buried Child is on KQED Arts.

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Off to See the Lizard

15 September, 2013 Theater No comments
Off to See the Lizard

The greatest of giant Japanese monsters on one of SF’s tiniest stages. My review of Godzilla Live at the Dark Room is on KQED Arts.

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Once More Into the Fringe

11 September, 2013 Theater No comments
Once More Into the Fringe

I took in a day and a half of the San Francisco Fringe Festival. The things I do for you people. My full report is on KQED Arts. 

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