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Because ‘Nice’ is a Trap: ‘Dionysus was such a Nice Man’ West Coast premiere at foolsFURY

Kate Tarker’s darkly comic Greek myth remix is incredibly timely, if a bit bloated.

Monday, 7 October, 2019 · Leave a comment

Loud & Proud Latinx Double-Feature: ‘Kiss My Aztec!’ World Premiere at Berkeley Rep AND ‘Oedipus El Rey’ Revival at The Magic

A world premiere swan song and a powerful revival celebrate the wonderful eclecticness of local Latinx talent.

Monday, 10 June, 2019 · Leave a comment

Dream Girl: ‘Helen’ at Theatre of Yugen

Yugen’s latest is both a modern and classical examination of the infamous “face that launched 1,000 ships”.

Wednesday, 3 April, 2019 · 1 Comment

Wandering All Over: ‘black odyssey’ at Cal Shakes

Marcus Gardley’s play is so close to perfection that it’s enough to drive you crazy that it doesn’t quite get there.

Sunday, 20 August, 2017 · 3 Comments

Mad Mother: ‘Phèdre’ at Cutting Ball

Though the performances are uneven, strong direction and social commentary bolster Cutting Ball’s take on the classic Greek myth.

Thursday, 27 April, 2017 · 1 Comment

In For a Penny: Dead Men tell No Tales

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis contemplates the Great Beyond. “Death Found an Author Writing His Life” (1827) by E. Hull “I’ve got my own life to…

Thursday, 28 July, 2016 · 1 Comment

In For a Penny: Of Olympic Proportions – A Pre-Post-Mortem

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III, getting a head start on the recap. “La Serenata” by George Yepes “All we have to decide is what to…

Thursday, 19 November, 2015 · 1 Comment

In For a Penny: Of Olympic Proportions – My Twitter-fied Script

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
“Right side and with intensity, okay?” “Is that everything? It seemed like he said quite a bit more than that.” – Sofia Coppola’s…

Friday, 23 October, 2015 · 1 Comment

In For a Penny: Of Olympic Proportions – The Direct Approach

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III, on directing for the SF Olympians Festival. Pre-show layout for “Hydra” by Tonya Narvaez “Cut! That’s a print. Now get…

Friday, 17 July, 2015 · 1 Comment

In For a Penny: Of Olympic Proportions – With a li’l Help from your Friends

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III checking in from the most recent Olympians meeting. For last year’s fest Steve wore a dog collar. What has he…

Thursday, 26 March, 2015 · 1 Comment