The Thinking Man's Idiot

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Tag Archives: Michael Paller

An Incredibly Dull ‘Walk’: ‘A Walk on the Moon’ Musical world premiere at The ACT-SF

The acclaimed indie film – about a Jewish woman’s affair in the Summer of ’69 – becomes a rather lackluster musical at the ACT.

Friday, 15 June, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Stupidity Principle: ‘Heisenberg’ at ACT

Science has nothing to do with this poorly-written May-December rom-com at the ACT.

Thursday, 22 March, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

Quick Theatre Catch-up: ‘Birthday Party’ at ACT, ‘Beautiful Oops!’ by BACT, and ‘A Fatal Step’ at The Marsh

A frustrating Pinter classic, an adorable children’s tale, and a sexy noir solo show made for a week of theatre only the Bay Area could provide.

Tuesday, 30 January, 2018 · Leave a comment

Stuff so Flat and Dull: ‘Hamlet’ at ACT

Bad decisions at every turn torpedo ACT’s production of Shakespeare’s most famous text.

Thursday, 28 September, 2017 · 2 Comments