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Same ‘song’: ‘brownsville song (b-side for tray)’ at Shotgun

A strong director and able cast elevate a clichéd story in this Shotgun show.

Saturday, 24 June, 2017 · 1 Comment

Where the Heart is: ‘Home’ at Lorraine Hansberry Theatre

The San Francisco theatre institution marks its return with this stripped-down revival of Samm-Art Williams’ critically-acclaimed play.

Saturday, 27 May, 2017 · 1 Comment

Living Aloud: ‘Sordid Lives’ at New Conservatory

Though not my taste, there’s enough to appreciate in this NCTC revival of the Southern camp classic.

Friday, 26 May, 2017 · 1 Comment

Swimmin’ in it: ‘Urinetown’ at Berkeley Playhouse

My first trip to the Berkeley Playhouse won’t be my last, thanks to this lavish production of the Tony-winning musical.

Friday, 14 April, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ticket to Ride: ‘Jitney’ at Af-Am Shakes

The stage may be new for Af-Am Shakes, but August Wilson’s script is as timely as ever.

Tuesday, 11 April, 2017 · 2 Comments

In For a Penny: Only if You Mean It

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III checks in one last time. My first time at the ‘Pub, Feb. 2010 “Livin’ here in this brand new world…

Thursday, 17 November, 2016 · 2 Comments

Theater Around The Bay: Talk is Sheep

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III brings us a special report on the rebirth of Theater Pub’s performance branch. Welcome back, old friend. Right now I…

Monday, 26 January, 2015 · 2 Comments