The Thinking Man's Idiot

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

Tag Archives: Gay playwright

New World, Same Problems: ‘New World Disorder’ at Gritty City Rep

Bold acting choices, creative set design, and an intriguing-if-uneven script make for an interesting show by Gritty City Rep.

Thursday, 14 December, 2017 · 2 Comments

Love Machine: ‘The Watson Intelligence’ at Shotgun

Though Shotgun pulls off some grand production design, Madeleine George’s script doesn’t successfully tackle the themes it ponders.

Monday, 14 August, 2017 · Leave a comment

Like, Totally Killer!: ‘MacBitch’ by The Breadbox

Knowing when to forego Shakespeare proves the ultimate winning move in the final show from Breadbox Theatre.

Thursday, 3 August, 2017 · Leave a 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

Tall Tale: ‘Spell Eternity’ at Quantum Dragon Theatre

My first-ever Quantum Dragon show is hindered by – of all things – TOO MUCH world-building.

Tuesday, 25 April, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Fur Flies: ‘Breeders’ at FaultLine

Dan Giles’ hilarious domestic comedy benefits from a great cast and creative set design in this excellent FaultLine Theater production.

Sunday, 16 April, 2017 · 1 Comment

Trying to be ‘Everything’ at New Conservatory

A mediocre script is just one problem with this world premiere Transgender tale by New Conservatory Theatre.

Friday, 31 March, 2017 · Leave a comment

‘Holding’ Out for More: ‘Holding the Edge’ at The Marsh-SF

The height of the AIDS crisis is still fresh in the mind of Elaine Magree for her touching new solo show.

Thursday, 9 March, 2017 · Leave a comment

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