The Thinking Man's Idiot

The unruly brain and bad habits of a writer, artist, and grilled cheese sandwich-enthusiast.

Unanswered Prayer: ‘The Good Book’ West Coast Premiere at Berkeley Rep

What begins as an intriguing history lesson on The Bible quickly devolves into melodrama in Berkeley Rep’s latest.

Tuesday, 7 May, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Brief Parable: Young Jean Lee’s ‘Church’ at Crowded Fire

Young Jean Lee’s latest is only an hour, but it manages to dismantle a centuries of popular opinions about Christianity.

Saturday, 29 September, 2018 · 1 Comment

Distant Relation: ‘Sister Act: The Musical’ at Berkeley Playhouse

Although the script veers into cliched (if not racist) territory, strong performances and lavish set design save Berkeley Playhouse’s production.

Thursday, 28 September, 2017 · Leave a comment

Deafening ‘Silence’

Martin Scorsese brings a lifetime of Catholic guilt to his latest masterpiece about the power (and fragility) of faith.

Saturday, 11 February, 2017 · Leave a comment