The Thinking Man's Idiot

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Tag Archives: James McGregor

Tale of the None-Too-Tall: ‘The Tale of Despereaux’ Musical at Berkeley Rep

The beloved children’s book makes for a creative (if wildly uneven) musical from PigPen.

Thursday, 5 December, 2019 · Leave a comment

School’s Out Forever: ‘Exit Strategy’ Bay Area premiere at Aurora Theatre

Aurora’s new season opens with an emotional new piece that only occasionally feels off.

Thursday, 12 September, 2019 · 1 Comment

Like ‘Watch’-ing Paint Dry: ‘Watch on the Rhine’ at Berkeley Rep

The abundant flaws of Hellman’s script are made all the more apparent in Berkeley Rep’s production.

Thursday, 21 December, 2017 · Leave a comment

No Satisfying Answers: ‘The Events’ at Shotgun

Racist direction combines with a confused (and hypocritical) script in pretty-looking production by Shotgun.

Saturday, 13 May, 2017 · 4 Comments