Review: A masterful ‘Pippin’ showcases Paulus’ bold vision

The story of “Pippin” is one that really resonates with the common folk. After all, Pippin is a pretty common man. Like many of his ilk, he searches for an … Continue reading Review: A masterful ‘Pippin’ showcases Paulus’ bold vision

On love and polaroids: Gomez’ solo show moves to The Marsh in Berkeley

Ask solo performer and comedienne Marga Gomez about her love life, and she’ll pull no punches. At present, Gomez is three years out of her last relationship, which she says … Continue reading On love and polaroids: Gomez’ solo show moves to The Marsh in Berkeley

Two plays, two theatres, one cast: Pear Avenue’s newest play defines ambition

Theatre is a pretty simple art form. An actor walks onto the stage, expresses his or her feelings, engages others that share the space, and goes into the wing to … Continue reading Two plays, two theatres, one cast: Pear Avenue’s newest play defines ambition

Review: Words of Hudes’ shine brightly in TheatreWorks’ ‘Water by the Spoonful’

The conversations flow with an edge. Expletives are dished out, but a moderator censors anything that goes against the rules of decorum. No insults. No bad words. Support those who … Continue reading Review: Words of Hudes’ shine brightly in TheatreWorks’ ‘Water by the Spoonful’

‘Wicked’ in San Jose is solid and sentimental

I have a fairly illustrious history with the musical “Wicked,”  the inventive prequel to “The Wizard of Oz.” I had bought tickets to attend the open-ended run in San Francisco … Continue reading ‘Wicked’ in San Jose is solid and sentimental