A strong director and able cast elevate a clichéd story in this Shotgun show.
A Black woman aims for biting social commentary, but winds up giving herself the “All Lives Matter” treatment in this uneven new satire by Luna Malbroux and Faultine Theater.
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.
Two strong leads do their best to breathe life into a seemingly-incomplete script in this SF Playhouse production.
Some head-scratching directorial choices are the only thing keeping this world premiere musical from being perfect.
My first-ever Quantum Dragon show is hindered by – of all things – TOO MUCH world-building.
The dark social satire hasn’t lost any of its edge in Custom Made’s take on Wendy MacLeod’s one-act.
The AIDS-era satire gets a somewhat uneven revival as part of Magic’s Legacy Series.
Annie Baker couldn’t commit to writing one play, so she combined all of them into one interminably long ACT production.
A uniquely Asian-American immigrant tale is the focus Crowded Fire’s touching new production.