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...

Theater: Labor of Love

Genuine romantic comedies are pretty rare these days. Our 21st century zeitgeist, subjected to a daily acid bath in woeful events, won’t easily accept...

Theater: Black Satire

In a brief but wide-ranging interview with @ THIS STAGE magazine in September, 2016, just prior to the opening of Barbecue at the Geffen...

Theater: Urgent Need

As its opening play of the 2017-2018 season, Marin Theatre Company (MTC) is presenting the world premiere of Thomas Bradshaw’s Thomas and Sally, a semi-fictional...