The Thinking Man's Idiot

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

The Forest for the Trees: ‘The Jungle’ at The Curran

Before The Curran becomes Hogwarts, it hosts an excellent production of another hit British show.

Thursday, 28 March, 2019 · 3 Comments

Those Old Familiar Steps: ‘West Side Story’ at Berkeley Playhouse

One of the most beloved shows of all time gets a rousing production at the Berkeley Playhouse.

Sunday, 10 March, 2019 · Leave a comment

Making it Happen: ‘On Your Feet!’ at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre

An energetic all-Latinx cast bring life to this paint-by-numbers bio of Gloria and Emilio Estefan.

Friday, 14 September, 2018 · Leave a comment

Little People on Big Adventures: ‘Judy Moody’ and ‘Inside Out & Back Again’ at BACT

Bay Area Children’s Theatre scores two wins in its current adaptations: one a goofy comedy, the other a gripping drama.

Thursday, 24 May, 2018 · 3 Comments

From ‘Nam to Rom-Com: ‘Vietgone’ at the ACT

You wouldn’t think “rom-com” and “Vietnam War drama” would go together, but the ACT pulls it off well.

Friday, 9 March, 2018 · 1 Comment

Of ‘Rags’ and Richies: ‘Ragtime’ at Berkeley Playhouse

Though the script is over-packed with characters, the combination of great direction, performances, and tech make this another winner for Berkeley Playhouse.

Friday, 23 February, 2018 · Leave a comment

Weak ‘Promise’

This infamous dark period of history is given an unfortunately mediocre film interpretation.

Wednesday, 19 April, 2017 · Leave a comment

Only ‘You’: Crowded Fire’s ‘You for Me for You’

A uniquely Asian-American immigrant tale is the focus Crowded Fire’s touching new production.

Sunday, 19 March, 2017 · 4 Comments

‘Stuck’ in the middle with you

A fascinating true story becomes an interminable musical world premiering at the ACT.

Thursday, 13 June, 2013 · 1 Comment