The Thinking Man's Idiot

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Tag Archives: Asian American Asian-American

Delusion of ‘Grandeur’: Han Ong’s world premiere Gil Scott-Heron play at The Magic

Not even amazing set design and two-out-of-three great performers can save an unforgivably terrible script in this Magic Theatre world premiere.

Thursday, 15 June, 2017 · 3 Comments

‘John’ Dope: Annie Baker at ACT

Annie Baker couldn’t commit to writing one play, so she combined all of them into one interminably long ACT production.

Sunday, 19 March, 2017 · 1 Comment

Only ‘You’: Crowded Fire’s ‘You for Me for You’

A uniquely Asian-American immigrant tale is the focus Crowded Fire’s touching new production.

Sunday, 19 March, 2017 · 4 Comments

‘Stuck’ in the middle with you

A fascinating true story becomes an interminable musical world premiering at the ACT.

Thursday, 13 June, 2013 · 1 Comment

Summer Reading Lust: Level Up

Gene Luen Yang writes a book that has interesting ideas, but doesn’t quite land.

Wednesday, 18 July, 2012 · 1 Comment