The Thinking Man's Idiot

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

Tag Archives: Colin “CoJo” Johnson

My “Lost” Express Story: Can The Flight Deck Take Off Once Again?

Stephen Buel still owes me money for this never-published East Bay Express story.

Saturday, 8 August, 2020 · 3 Comments

Virtual Insanity: ‘An Invitation Out’ West Coast Premiere by Quantum Dragon

An overlong, clichéd script is saved by great direction, a super cast, and eye-popping creative choices.

Thursday, 19 December, 2019 · 1 Comment

Dampened Flame: ‘Fahrenheit 451’ by Quantum Dragon Theatre

QDT use Bradbury’s own theatrical adaptation for a show that’s great to look at, but never quite becomes an inferno.

Wednesday, 26 June, 2019 · 1 Comment

Naked Emotions: ‘Vignettes on Love’ at Potrero Stage

A pretty cast elevates a rather rote story about the complications that come with sex.

Friday, 28 July, 2017 · Leave a comment

Playground Double-Feature: ‘Hedge’ and ‘Kano + Abe’

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.

Friday, 9 June, 2017 · Leave a comment

In For a Penny: I Die a little Inside

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III, waiting to be picked. “The problem is that those of us who are lucky enough to do work that we…

Thursday, 6 October, 2016 · 1 Comment

In For A Penny: Vices I Admire

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III, on why vice can be nice. Yes, I own this shirt. “The cannabis experience has greatly improved my appreciation for…

Thursday, 19 May, 2016 · 1 Comment

In For a Penny: Whose Job are You?

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III, finding his place. “No man likes to acknowledge that he has made a mistake in his choice of profession, and…

Thursday, 24 March, 2016 · 3 Comments

In For a Penny: Of Olympic Proportions – With a li’l Help from your Friends

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III checking in from the most recent Olympians meeting. For last year’s fest Steve wore a dog collar. What has he…

Thursday, 26 March, 2015 · 1 Comment