The Thinking Man's Idiot

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Tag Archives: Alessandra Mello

The End can’t come Quick Enough: ‘Everybody’ West Coast Premiere at Cal Shakes

Not even an excellent cast and strong direction can breath life into the DOA script by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.

Friday, 27 July, 2018 · 3 Comments

An Incredibly Dull ‘Walk’: ‘A Walk on the Moon’ Musical world premiere at The ACT-SF

The acclaimed indie film – about a Jewish woman’s affair in the Summer of ’69 – becomes a rather lackluster musical at the ACT.

Friday, 15 June, 2018 · Leave a comment

Naked Emotions: ‘Vignettes on Love’ at Potrero Stage

A pretty cast elevates a rather rote story about the complications that come with sex.

Friday, 28 July, 2017 · Leave a comment

Playground Double-Feature: ‘Hedge’ and ‘Kano + Abe’

I spotlight two shows in Playground’s “Best Of” festival, both of which focus on Bay Area neighborhoods.

One is a hypocritical gentrification drama, the other is a creative (if flawed) crime story.

Friday, 9 June, 2017 · Leave a comment