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...

Theater: Chilling Classic

The house lights dim. A three-piece band seated stage left begins the first chords of the score and when the lights come up, four...

Theater: Right Recipe

When Love’s Labour’s Lost (LLL) opened its first major modern-era production on October 1, 1839 at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, The Times of...

Theater: Fairy Dust

“There has always been this perception that Shakespeare is long and boring,” says Jared Sakren, executive director of 6th Street Playhouse and the director...

Theater: Contagious Fun

By Charles BrousseCombine one of Ken Ludwig’s guaranteed laugh-a-minute scripts, a cast that is gifted in the art of low comedy and a director...

Theater: Hot Number

By Charles BrousseEvery season during the 14 years that the San Francisco Playhouse has been a mainstay of quality entertainment, it has offered a...

Theater: Stage Antics

By Charles BrousseEver since Patrick Barlow unleashed his farcical version of The 39 Steps in 2005, the show has made box offices hum at...

Theater: Slap-Happy

By Charles BrousseHee haw! Pass the moonshine!Each weekend through July 23, Marin Shakespeare Company (MSC) is transporting audiences on a journey to small-town Appalachia...

Theater: Puzzle Play

By Charles BrousseBack in the day, there was Rubik’s Cube. At the height of the craze, somebody gave me one and stood watching and...