The Thinking Man's Idiot

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

Tag Archives: progressive politics

Trog Talk: ‘Caveman Play’ World Premiere by FaultLine Theater

FaultLine premiere’s Savannah Reich satire of human progression that’s as subtle as a club to the head.

Friday, 12 July, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Shoddy Politic: ‘Kings’ at Shotgun Players

Shotgun’s latest production is an ultimately toothless “satire” of politics in the AOC era.

Wednesday, 29 May, 2019 · Leave a comment

‘In Braunau’ is Out of Ideas: World Premiere (Sandbox) production by SF Playhouse

This would-be satire of White progressivism soon devolves into a poor treatise on the evils of fascism.

Wednesday, 27 June, 2018 · 4 Comments

Bitter Pill Double-Feature: ‘The Effect’ at SF Playhouse and ‘Eureka Day’ world premiere at Aurora Theatre

The idea of “better living through chemistry” results in an imperfect SF Playhouse show and an excellent Aurora show.

Friday, 15 June, 2018 · 2 Comments

Shooting Blanks: The ‘Death Wish’ Remake

If White privilege and MAGA hats were movies, this would be their BIRTH OF A NATION.

Thursday, 1 March, 2018 · 3 Comments

Baldur’s #GamerGate: ‘Non-Player Character’ world premiere by SF Playhouse

Toxic masculinity is taken to task in this SF Playhouse world premiere dramatizing the #GamerGate controversy.

Saturday, 17 February, 2018 · Leave a 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

In For a Penny: You Won’t be Namin’ no Buildings after Me

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis casts his vote from the front row. US presidents don’t have the best history with theatre. “To live means to finesse…

Thursday, 7 July, 2016 · 2 Comments

In For a Penny: What do I Stand for?

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III, wondering where he fits in. A square peg forced into a round hole. 3D render with HDRI lighting and raytraced…

Thursday, 10 March, 2016 · 1 Comment

In For a Penny: You Can’t take it With You

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Image via Universal Pictures “[I]t’s a form of alchemy, of magic. It’s very appealing. I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been…

Thursday, 17 December, 2015 · 1 Comment