Science has nothing to do with this poorly-written May-December rom-com at the ACT.
You wouldn’t think “rom-com” and “Vietnam War drama” would go together, but the ACT pulls it off well.
The abundant flaws of Hellman’s script are made all the more apparent in Berkeley Rep’s production.
The sets are amazing and the songs are classics, but Dominique Morisseau’s truncated script shortchanges its subjects in this Berkeley Rep world premiere musical.
Fine acting and great Berkeley Rep production values can’t save Branden Jabobs-Jenkins’ God-awful script.
ACT’s show is many things – fun, invigorating, a celebration of a beloved artist – but “theatre” isn’t one of them. Not exactly.
The sexual politics of The Bard’s gender-bending comedy receive an uneven interpretation from Cal Shakes.
Some head-scratching directorial choices are the only thing keeping this world premiere musical from being perfect.