The Thinking Man's Idiot

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

Tag Archives: revisionist history

Not the Worst Witch: ‘Becky Nurse of Salem’ World Premiere at the Berkeley Rep

The second Witch Trial play I’ve seen in a week is an imperfect misfire for Sarah Ruhl and the Rep.

Friday, 20 December, 2019 · Leave a comment

Mechanical Animals: ‘Universal Robots’ West Coast premiere by Quantum Dragon

Mac Rogers reimagines Karel Čapek’s sci-fi classic in this thrilling steampunk production by Quantum Dragon.

Monday, 2 July, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sock-Hopped: ‘Grease’ at Berkeley Playhouse

Electric choreography from the Berkeley Playhouse can’t quite save this revival of the popular musical.

Sunday, 1 July, 2018 · 2 Comments

‘Chuck’ it Out

A fascinating true story is given the worst made-for-tv treatment in biopic.

Wednesday, 10 May, 2017 · 2 Comments

Barely ‘Live’-ing

The failures of Ben Affleck’s latest film put all the Oscar-winner’s past successes into question.

Saturday, 11 February, 2017 · Leave a comment