An all-Asian cast empowers this hilarious satire of White privilege theatrical dramas. Only one fatal flaws keeps it from perfection.
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.
A feminist manifesto play and a gender-swapped submarine drama make for two bold (if uneven) evenings of female-driven theatre.
Knowing when to forego Shakespeare proves the ultimate winning move in the final show from Breadbox Theatre.
The Bard bumps up against blast doors in this hilarious new comedy from the Peripatetic Players.
Fine acting and great Berkeley Rep production values can’t save Branden Jabobs-Jenkins’ God-awful script.
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.
Imagination is key – both in the script and in the set design – in Breach Once More’s low-budget take on Noah Haidle’s dark social satire.
Though blessed with a cast of strong voices, the show is hindered by a dragging old-fashioned script and some technical hiccups.
My first trip to the Berkeley Playhouse won’t be my last, thanks to this lavish production of the Tony-winning musical.