Fine acting and great Berkeley Rep production values can’t save Branden Jabobs-Jenkins’ God-awful script.
Sex is the name of the game in WE Players’ bawdy new take on The Bard’s most famous comedy.
A strong director and able cast elevate a clichéd story in this Shotgun show.
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.
ACT’s show is many things – fun, invigorating, a celebration of a beloved artist – but “theatre” isn’t one of them. Not exactly.
Several (though not all) of the problems in this “problem play” are solved in this Af-Am Shakes production.
Not even amazing set design and two-out-of-three great performers can save an unforgivably terrible script in this Magic Theatre world premiere.
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.
I spotlight two shows in Playground’s “Best Of” festival, both of which focus on Bay Area neighborhoods.
One is a hypocritical gentrification drama, the other is a creative (if flawed) crime story.