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.
Though the script is over-packed with characters, the combination of great direction, performances, and tech make this another winner for Berkeley Playhouse.
Ubuntu’s attempt to deconstruct Tennessee Williams’ classic paradoxically reveals how little they understand of the material.
Though Garson Kanin’s old play feels fresher than ever, not even Millie Brooks’ winning performance can save SF Playhouse’s stale production.
Sorry, Frank – it was NOT “a very good year”.
Still, there were bright spots to be found.
A languid pace and over-familiarity drag down SF Playhouse’s production of the Broadway musical.
Bad decisions at every turn torpedo ACT’s production of Shakespeare’s most famous text.
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.