The Thinking Man's Idiot

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

Still Leaves an Impact: ‘Blasted’ at Shotgun

Sarah Kane’s notorious first play is still as gut-wrenching in Shotgun’s production as it was when it premiered 20+ years ago.

Saturday, 30 September, 2017 · 6 Comments

Love Machine: ‘The Watson Intelligence’ at Shotgun

Though Shotgun pulls off some grand production design, Madeleine George’s script doesn’t successfully tackle the themes it ponders.

Monday, 14 August, 2017 · Leave a comment

‘Room’ for Improvement: ‘The Roommate’ at SF Playhouse

Two strong leads do their best to breathe life into a seemingly-incomplete script in this SF Playhouse production.

Tuesday, 6 June, 2017 · Leave a comment

‘Like’-minded: ‘As You Like It’ at Cal Shakes

The sexual politics of The Bard’s gender-bending comedy receive an uneven interpretation from Cal Shakes.

Thursday, 1 June, 2017 · Leave a comment

Mad Mother: ‘Phèdre’ at Cutting Ball

Though the performances are uneven, strong direction and social commentary bolster Cutting Ball’s take on the classic Greek myth.

Thursday, 27 April, 2017 · 1 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