The Thinking Man's Idiot

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

Tag Archives: theatre is dying

Ladies’ Nights: ‘Revolt. She said…’ at Crowded Fire and ‘Kursk’ at Theatre Lunatico

A feminist manifesto play and a gender-swapped submarine drama make for two bold (if uneven) evenings of female-driven theatre.

Tuesday, 20 March, 2018 · 4 Comments

Pillar of Salt: Looking back at the Best and Worst of 2017

Sorry, Frank – it was NOT “a very good year”.

Still, there were bright spots to be found.

Saturday, 13 January, 2018 · Leave a comment

Is that a Hand up Your Ass or are You just Trying to Amuse Me?: ‘Puppetry of the Lobster’ by Killing My Lobster

The famous Bay Area sketch troupe gets “hands-on” with their hilarious new show.

Friday, 29 September, 2017 · Leave a comment

Where the Heart is: ‘Home’ at Lorraine Hansberry Theatre

The San Francisco theatre institution marks its return with this stripped-down revival of Samm-Art Williams’ critically-acclaimed play.

Saturday, 27 May, 2017 · 1 Comment

Swimmin’ in it: ‘Urinetown’ at Berkeley Playhouse

My first trip to the Berkeley Playhouse won’t be my last, thanks to this lavish production of the Tony-winning musical.

Friday, 14 April, 2017 · Leave a comment

In For a Penny: Only if You Mean It

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III checks in one last time. My first time at the ‘Pub, Feb. 2010 “Livin’ here in this brand new world…

Thursday, 17 November, 2016 · 2 Comments

In For a Penny: The All-Seeing Eye

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III SEES YOU. “O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention, A kingdom for a…

Saturday, 25 April, 2015 · 1 Comment

Theater Around The Bay: Talk is Sheep

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Charles Lewis III brings us a special report on the rebirth of Theater Pub’s performance branch. Welcome back, old friend. Right now I…

Monday, 26 January, 2015 · 2 Comments

Theater Around the Bay: Tossing the Baby and Bathwater

Originally posted on San Francisco Theater Pub:
Today’s guest blog is by Charles Lewis III, who returns with a record number of links in one article. In olden times they…

Tuesday, 20 May, 2014 · 1 Comment

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

In which I lament the end of my weekly theatre home.

Friday, 2 August, 2013 · 2 Comments