Black Panther isn’t a hero “who happens to be Black,” rather Black identity is central and crucial to the story of his fantastic first MCU solo film.
Ubuntu’s attempt to deconstruct Tennessee Williams’ classic paradoxically reveals how little they understand of the material.
The unapologetic Blackness of this superhero show makes it a must-watch.✊🏿
Sorry, Frank – it was NOT “a very good year”.
Still, there were bright spots to be found.
Although the script veers into cliched (if not racist) territory, strong performances and lavish set design save Berkeley Playhouse’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.
Marcus Gardley’s play is so close to perfection that it’s enough to drive you crazy that it doesn’t quite get there.
Fine acting and great Berkeley Rep production values can’t save Branden Jabobs-Jenkins’ God-awful script.
A strong director and able cast elevate a clichéd story in this Shotgun show.
A Black woman aims for biting social commentary, but winds up giving herself the “All Lives Matter” treatment in this uneven new satire by Luna Malbroux and Faultine Theater.