Ubuntu’s attempt to deconstruct Tennessee Williams’ classic paradoxically reveals how little they understand of the material. Continue reading Missed its Stop: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at Ubuntu Theater
Fuck this movie.
As a musical, it’s derivative.
As a story about getting past discrimination, it’s actually racist, sexist, and elitist.
Seriously, fuck this movie. Continue reading ‘Stuck’ Up its Own Ass!
Though Garson Kanin’s old play feels fresher than ever, not even Millie Brooks’ winning performance can save SF Playhouse’s stale production. Continue reading Maybe Tomorrow: ‘Born Yesterday’ at SF Playhouse
Sorry, Frank – it was NOT “a very good year”.
Still, there were bright spots to be found. Continue reading Pillar of Salt: Looking back at the Best and Worst of 2017
The casting of actual Native American actors can’t hide the film’s hypocritical racism and clichéd storytelling. Continue reading Return of the White Savior Western: ‘Hostiles’
The abundant flaws of Hellman’s script are made all the more apparent in Berkeley Rep’s production. Continue reading Like ‘Watch’-ing Paint Dry: ‘Watch on the Rhine’ at Berkeley Rep
Sarah Kane’s notorious first play is still as gut-wrenching in Shotgun’s production as it was when it premiered 20+ years ago. Continue reading Still Leaves an Impact: ‘Blasted’ at Shotgun