The Thinking Man's Idiot

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

Ebony Powers: ‘Manifesto’ at Brava

Rotimi Agbabiaka delivers another winning solo show satirizing race, sexuality, and hunger for fame.

Sunday, 9 February, 2020 · Leave a comment

Better off Broken: ‘Bull in a China Shop’ Bay Area Premiere at Aurora Theatre

Aurora’s final 2019 is a winning dramatic-comedy set during the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

Monday, 18 November, 2019 · 1 Comment

O Horny Night: ‘The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told’ at LCTC

LCTC stages a raucous, and somewhat bloated, retelling of biblical creation from the writer of ‘In & Out’.

Sunday, 10 November, 2019 · Leave a comment

Failing Grade: ‘Transfers’ West Coast premiere at Crowded Fire

Lucy Thurber’s latest is the sort of ill-thought-out treatise on Affirmative Action you’d expect from Fox News.

Tuesday, 12 March, 2019 · 2 Comments

Mechanical Animals: ‘Universal Robots’ West Coast premiere by Quantum Dragon

Mac Rogers reimagines Karel Čapek’s sci-fi classic in this thrilling steampunk production by Quantum Dragon.

Monday, 2 July, 2018 · Leave a comment

Funny and Fabulous: ‘Queering My Lobster’ by Killing My Lobster

KML’s first-ever Pride show masterfully lampoons everything from hompophobic tech bros & Gay dating sites to str8 actors being awarded for playing LGBTQ+ characters.

Sunday, 3 June, 2018 · Leave a comment

‘Folles’-ies: ‘La Cage aux Folles’ at SF Playhouse

SF Playhouse goes over-the-top (and then some) with their production of the beloved French comedy.

Wednesday, 2 August, 2017 · Leave a comment

‘Midsummer’ Lovin’: ‘Midsummer of Love’ by We Players

Sex is the name of the game in WE Players’ bawdy new take on The Bard’s most famous comedy.

Monday, 26 June, 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

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