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.
Some head-scratching directorial choices are the only thing keeping this world premiere musical from being perfect.
Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
“A wise man told me ‘Don’t argue with fools ‘Cause people from a distance can’t tell who is who’ ” —Jay Z, “The…