The Thinking Man's Idiot

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

Wait for the Album: ‘Animal Wisdom’ online by ACT and Woolly Mammoth

Heather Christian’s acclaimed show about ghostly encounters is an audio wonder brought down by unnecessary visuals.

Sunday, 23 May, 2021 · Leave a comment

A Great Undertaking: ‘The Passing On’ – 2021 SF Indiefest

This fascinating hour-long documentary highlights the art (and necessity) of being an independent Black mortician in an increasingly gentrified world.

Thursday, 11 February, 2021 · 1 Comment

The End can’t come Quick Enough: ‘Everybody’ West Coast Premiere at Cal Shakes

Not even an excellent cast and strong direction can breath life into the DOA script by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.

Friday, 27 July, 2018 · 3 Comments

War Stories: ‘Battlefield’ at ACT

The heavy themes of the classic text are lost in this muddled new production at the ACT.

Monday, 8 May, 2017 · Leave a comment

In For a Penny: Dead Men tell No Tales

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis contemplates the Great Beyond. “Death Found an Author Writing His Life” (1827) by E. Hull “I’ve got my own life to…

Thursday, 28 July, 2016 · 1 Comment

In For a Penny: Life on Mars

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis on Bowie. Yes, he was on Soul Train. “It’s only forever. Not long at all.” – David Bowie, “Underground” It was…

Thursday, 14 January, 2016 · 1 Comment

In For a Penny: Of Olympic Proportions – A Pre-Post-Mortem

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III, getting a head start on the recap. “La Serenata” by George Yepes “All we have to decide is what to…

Thursday, 19 November, 2015 · 1 Comment