If White privilege and MAGA hats were movies, this would be their BIRTH OF A NATION.
Though the script is over-packed with characters, the combination of great direction, performances, and tech make this another winner for Berkeley Playhouse.
Fuck this movie.
As a musical, it’s derivative.
As a story about getting past discrimination, it’s actually racist, sexist, and elitist.
Seriously, fuck this movie.
The casting of actual Native American actors can’t hide the film’s hypocritical racism and clichéd storytelling.
Berkeley Playhouse pulls out all the stops for Disney’s version of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ most famous character.
Fine acting and great Berkeley Rep production values can’t save Branden Jabobs-Jenkins’ God-awful script.
Though hindered by the conventions of its genre, this based-on-a-true-story rom-com has more than enough to make it worth the watch.
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.
Racism, sexism, classism, and privilege are given the mature examination they deserve in this SF Playhouse world premiere.
Not even amazing set design and two-out-of-three great performers can save an unforgivably terrible script in this Magic Theatre world premiere.