The Thinking Man's Idiot

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

The ‘Things’ We Say have Meaning: ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ Bay Area Premiere at SF Playhouse

Cheryl Strayed’s tenure as an advice columnist makes for an excellent 2020 opener for the Playhouse.

Monday, 3 February, 2020 · Leave a comment

Making it Happen: ‘On Your Feet!’ at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre

An energetic all-Latinx cast bring life to this paint-by-numbers bio of Gloria and Emilio Estefan.

Friday, 14 September, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

‘Big’ Love in a Small Movie: ‘The Big Sick’

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.

Wednesday, 28 June, 2017 · 1 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: Of Olympic Proportions – The Script you Love to Hate

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III is revisiting old demons. “We teach people how to remember, we never teach them how to grow.” – Oscar Wilde,…

Thursday, 4 June, 2015 · 1 Comment