The Thinking Man's Idiot

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

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‘Folles’-ies: ‘La Cage aux Folles’ at SF Playhouse

SF Playhouse goes over-the-top (and then some) with their production of the beloved French comedy.

Wednesday, 2 August, 2017 · Leave a comment

Naked Emotions: ‘Vignettes on Love’ at Potrero Stage

A pretty cast elevates a rather rote story about the complications that come with sex.

Friday, 28 July, 2017 · Leave a comment

‘Midsummer’ Lovin’: ‘Midsummer of Love’ by We Players

Sex is the name of the game in WE Players’ bawdy new take on The Bard’s most famous comedy.

Monday, 26 June, 2017 · 1 Comment

The ‘How’ and Why: ‘How to Be a White Man’ World Premiere by Faultline Theater

A Black woman aims for biting social commentary, but winds up giving herself the “All Lives Matter” treatment in this uneven new satire by Luna Malbroux and Faultine Theater.

Thursday, 22 June, 2017 · 2 Comments

Living Aloud: ‘Sordid Lives’ at New Conservatory

Though not my taste, there’s enough to appreciate in this NCTC revival of the Southern camp classic.

Friday, 26 May, 2017 · 1 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

Tall Tale: ‘Spell Eternity’ at Quantum Dragon Theatre

My first-ever Quantum Dragon show is hindered by – of all things – TOO MUCH world-building.

Tuesday, 25 April, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Fur Flies: ‘Breeders’ at FaultLine

Dan Giles’ hilarious domestic comedy benefits from a great cast and creative set design in this excellent FaultLine Theater production.

Sunday, 16 April, 2017 · 1 Comment

Trying to be ‘Everything’ at New Conservatory

A mediocre script is just one problem with this world premiere Transgender tale by New Conservatory Theatre.

Friday, 31 March, 2017 · Leave a comment

Old-Fashioned ‘Waltz’ at The Magic Theatre

The AIDS-era satire gets a somewhat uneven revival as part of Magic’s Legacy Series.

Thursday, 30 March, 2017 · Leave a comment