ACT’s show is many things – fun, invigorating, a celebration of a beloved artist – but “theatre” isn’t one of them. Not exactly.
Several (though not all) of the problems in this “problem play” are solved in this Af-Am Shakes production.
Not even amazing set design and two-out-of-three great performers can save an unforgivably terrible script in this Magic Theatre world premiere.
Imagination is key – both in the script and in the set design – in Breach Once More’s low-budget take on Noah Haidle’s dark social satire.
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.
Two strong leads do their best to breathe life into a seemingly-incomplete script in this SF Playhouse production.
The sexual politics of The Bard’s gender-bending comedy receive an uneven interpretation from Cal Shakes.
The San Francisco theatre institution marks its return with this stripped-down revival of Samm-Art Williams’ critically-acclaimed play.
Though not my taste, there’s enough to appreciate in this NCTC revival of the Southern camp classic.
Some head-scratching directorial choices are the only thing keeping this world premiere musical from being perfect.