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Review: Fascinating history and fabulous tech not enough to save SHN’s ‘Anastasia’

There is a wonderfully tender moment in the musical “Anastasia” when the young Russian woman reflects on one of the most magical memories of her childhood. As the dashing Russians … Continue reading Review: Fascinating history and fabulous tech not enough to save SHN’s ‘Anastasia’

August Color Capsules: Marga is funny, Queer Cats and supporting women’s theatre

I’m going to try something out. One of the things I enjoy most about running this site is the ability I have to amplify works from artists of color. I … Continue reading August Color Capsules: Marga is funny, Queer Cats and supporting women’s theatre

Review: Viewing the way we connect in strong ‘Language Archive’ at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

One of the most tender moments in a play loaded with them takes place between the linguist George and his wife Mary, a couple in danger of becoming two passing … Continue reading Review: Viewing the way we connect in strong ‘Language Archive’ at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Review: Shotgun’s powerful ‘Kill Move Paradise’ is searing and unsettling

Amadou Diallo. Malcolm Ferguson. Patrick Dorismond. Earl Murray. Ronald Beasley. Prince Jones. Timothy Thomas. Orlando Barlow. Ousmane Zongo. Alberta Spruill. Timothy Stansbury. James Brisette. Ronald Madison. Henry Glover. Sean Bell. … Continue reading Review: Shotgun’s powerful ‘Kill Move Paradise’ is searing and unsettling

Review: Rude, crude ‘Book of Mormon’ also delights at Broadway San Jose

“The Book of Mormon” kicked off the early part of the decade as fierce satire, highly offensive, rude and crude. And years later, as the end of the decade is … Continue reading Review: Rude, crude ‘Book of Mormon’ also delights at Broadway San Jose

Love, Francis: Jue brings his passion for communication to TheatreWorks’ ‘The Language Archive’

Francis Jue loves to love. If there’s ever a time you come across a comment he makes on Facebook, you’ll know it’s him. It’s not because his name and picture … Continue reading Love, Francis: Jue brings his passion for communication to TheatreWorks’ ‘The Language Archive’

Lots of wine and revelry in Plethos’ East Bay production of Shakespeare’s ‘Complete Works’

If you find yourself in England’s Stratford-Upon-Avon visiting the house of the wife of William Shakespeare, the first thing you will noticed is the thatched roof. This distinct feature attached … Continue reading Lots of wine and revelry in Plethos’ East Bay production of Shakespeare’s ‘Complete Works’

Review: Z Space’s powerful ‘Ripped’ is scintillating and challenging

The opening seconds of “Ripped” are loaded with foreboding. The young woman who lies beneath the cool, white sheets rustles with uncomfortable agitation. This woman, who we learn is named … Continue reading Review: Z Space’s powerful ‘Ripped’ is scintillating and challenging