Berkeley Rep veteran Julia Cho returns with a school shooting drama that’s both impotent and exploitative.
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.
The sets are amazing and the songs are classics, but Dominique Morisseau’s truncated script shortchanges its subjects in this Berkeley Rep world premiere musical.
Fine acting and great Berkeley Rep production values can’t save Branden Jabobs-Jenkins’ God-awful script.
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.
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