The Thinking Man's Idiot

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

Tag Archives: gentrification

Loud AND Ladylike: ‘The Daughters’ World Premiere (Sandbox Series) by SF Playhouse

The changing face of SF’s Lesbian community is wonderfully realized in this Sandbox world premiere.

Wednesday, 23 October, 2019 · 2 Comments

‘In Braunau’ is Out of Ideas: World Premiere (Sandbox) production by SF Playhouse

This would-be satire of White progressivism soon devolves into a poor treatise on the evils of fascism.

Wednesday, 27 June, 2018 · 3 Comments

Playground Double-Feature: ‘Hedge’ and ‘Kano + Abe’

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.

Friday, 9 June, 2017 · Leave a comment

Where the Heart is: ‘Home’ at Lorraine Hansberry Theatre

The San Francisco theatre institution marks its return with this stripped-down revival of Samm-Art Williams’ critically-acclaimed play.

Saturday, 27 May, 2017 · 1 Comment

Ticket to Ride: ‘Jitney’ at Af-Am Shakes

The stage may be new for Af-Am Shakes, but August Wilson’s script is as timely as ever.

Tuesday, 11 April, 2017 · 2 Comments

In For a Penny: Of the People, By the People, For the People

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III, giving us another look at Paul Flores. Paul Flores in character, in public. “There will be no pictures of pigs…

Thursday, 5 May, 2016 · 1 Comment

In For a Penny: Under the Big Top

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III on the Super Bowl. I still don’t get why people are scared of clowns? “Damn everything but the circus!” –…

Thursday, 28 January, 2016 · 2 Comments

In For a Penny: Three the Hard Way

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis listens to his other self. Both of them “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought…

Friday, 6 November, 2015 · 1 Comment

Theater Around The Bay: Talk is Sheep

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III brings us a special report on the rebirth of Theater Pub’s performance branch. Welcome back, old friend. Right now I…

Monday, 26 January, 2015 · 2 Comments