Theater: Personality Type

New plays and musicals that are in their development stage have always reminded me of infant birds that must remain safely in the nest,...

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: Teen Warriors

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re in the middle of a global feminist revolution. On every continent women are demanding equal social and economic...

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...