Charles Brousse


Theater: Clinical Trial

Two attractive young people have been selected to take part in a clinical trial of a new (and unnamed) anti-depressant drug developed by a...

Theater: Timely Story

In case you haven’t noticed, we are being bombarded daily with increasingly urgent warnings that “civilization” as we know it—meaning the nation/state and all...

Theater: Ring, Ring

As the fourth production of their 88th season—an incredible achievement for a local community theater—the Ross Valley Players (RVP) is offering Sarah Ruhl’s Dead...

Theater: Comic Satire

If your impression of Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw is that he was a doctrinaire liberal who is often amusing but also verbosely argumentative...

Theater: Gripping Exposé

Until jarring developments happen in the final few minutes of its two-hour length (more about that later), Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew, currently being given...

Theater: One Joke

As longtime readers of this column may be aware, I’ve been an enthusiastic supporter of San Rafael’s AlterTheater since its inception in 2004. While...

Theater: Complex Melodrama

When done well, melodramas can be really good theater. That was the thought that lingered in my mind as I exited Ross Valley Players’ (RVP)...

Theater: Holiday Cheer

In case you haven’t noticed, or have gone into hibernation to evade the fallout from the multiple disasters (political and otherwise) occurring in this...

Theater: For & Against

Like little boys and marriages, theater productions are rarely all bad, or all good. To illustrate, depending on one’s point of view there are...

Theater: Whodunit

It’s Christmas Eve, 1936. While the nation struggles with the Great Depression, popular Broadway actor William Gillette invites his fellow actors from a sold-out...

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