The Thinking Man's Idiot

The unruly brain and bad habits of a writer, artist, and grilled cheese sandwich-enthusiast.

Tag Archives: abuse of authority

Comfortably Numb: ‘Ways to Leave a Body’ world premiere at Cutting Ball

Cutting Ball starts off the new decade with two one-act dreams about women whose bodies aren’t theirs.

Monday, 27 January, 2020 · 2 Comments

This ‘Flick’ Needs an Editor: ‘The Flick’ at Shotgun

Incredible technical work can’t quite make up for Annie Baker’s bloated, meandering text.

Friday, 30 August, 2019 · 6 Comments

Stupid is as ‘Stuber’ Does

A talented cast is wasted in this badly-written, poorly-shot “action-comedy”.

Wednesday, 3 July, 2019 · 2 Comments

I’m Lovin’ ‘Black Lightning’ for all the same reasons I Hated ‘Luke Cage’ (and I’m an MCU fan!)

The unapologetic Blackness of this superhero show makes it a must-watch.✊🏿

Thursday, 25 January, 2018 · 3 Comments

Pillar of Salt: Looking back at the Best and Worst of 2017

Sorry, Frank – it was NOT “a very good year”.

Still, there were bright spots to be found.

Saturday, 13 January, 2018 · Leave a comment

Early Harvest: ‘A Tale of Autumn’ world premiere by Crowded Fire

Clean living and technological harmony collide in a not-quite-perfect script from Christopher Chen.

Thursday, 28 September, 2017 · Leave a comment

Desperate ‘Measure’: ‘Measure for Measure’ at Cal Shakes

Shakespeare and sexual politics collide in Cal Shakes’ version of one of The Bard’s infamous “problem plays”.

Saturday, 23 September, 2017 · 1 Comment

In For a Penny: Playground Rules

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III, a perspective on perspective. “[W]hat is it that constrains the individual to fear his neighbor, to think and act like…

Thursday, 16 June, 2016 · 1 Comment

Cop. Out.

Want to know why Black people don’t trust police? Ask a Black person… like me.

Sunday, 24 May, 2015 · 6 Comments

In For a Penny: Label-mates

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III, breaking his own format. “I wonder if anyone ever notices the cross and Virgin Mary in my hand?” “Definitions belong…

Thursday, 4 December, 2014 · 2 Comments