Though the script is over-packed with characters, the combination of great direction, performances, and tech make this another winner for Berkeley Playhouse.
Toxic masculinity is taken to task in this SF Playhouse world premiere dramatizing the #GamerGate controversy.
The innovative use of technology never gets in the way of the love story in this Magic Theatre world premiere.
Ubuntu’s attempt to deconstruct Tennessee Williams’ classic paradoxically reveals how little they understand of the material.
A weak male lead and odd directorial choices work against Aurora’s take on this George Bernard Shaw classic.
New Conservatory’s world premiere is a touching story about looking at the AIDS crisis a generation after its worst period.
Though Garson Kanin’s old play feels fresher than ever, not even Millie Brooks’ winning performance can save SF Playhouse’s stale production.
Quick Theatre Catch-up: ‘Birthday Party’ at ACT, ‘Beautiful Oops!’ by BACT, and ‘A Fatal Step’ at The Marsh
A frustrating Pinter classic, an adorable children’s tale, and a sexy noir solo show made for a week of theatre only the Bay Area could provide.
Sorry, Frank – it was NOT “a very good year”.
Still, there were bright spots to be found.
The abundant flaws of Hellman’s script are made all the more apparent in Berkeley Rep’s production.