The Thinking Man's Idiot

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

Tag Archives: Cliff Caruthers

Not quite Detroit’s Finest: ‘Detroit ‘67’ Bay Area Premiere at Aurora Theatre

One of the most volatile events in US history is the backdrop for an ultimately toothless story at the Aurora.

Saturday, 8 September, 2018 · 2 Comments

Drowning in White Tears: ‘White’ at Shotgun Players

Shotgun hosts the West Coast premiere of James Ijames’ scathing satire of White privilege in art.

Sunday, 15 July, 2018 · 3 Comments

Ladies’ Nights: ‘Revolt. She said…’ at Crowded Fire and ‘Kursk’ at Theatre Lunatico

A feminist manifesto play and a gender-swapped submarine drama make for two bold (if uneven) evenings of female-driven theatre.

Tuesday, 20 March, 2018 · 4 Comments

Love Machine: ‘The Watson Intelligence’ at Shotgun

Though Shotgun pulls off some grand production design, Madeleine George’s script doesn’t successfully tackle the themes it ponders.

Monday, 14 August, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bear with Me: ‘The Winter’s Tale’ at Af-Am Shakes

Several (though not all) of the problems in this “problem play” are solved in this Af-Am Shakes production.

Thursday, 15 June, 2017 · 1 Comment

Not enough ‘Noise’ at SF Playhouse

The classic rapid-fire comedy is inexplicably slowed to a snail’s pace at the SF Playhouse.

Friday, 31 March, 2017 · 4 Comments