Review: San Jose Stage’s compelling ‘Disgraced’ does not allow for an escape

Amir Kapoor identifies as an apostate. In this case, he denies his former religion, and denies his heritage. In the cutthroat world of law and partnerships, trying to make partner … Continue reading Review: San Jose Stage’s compelling ‘Disgraced’ does not allow for an escape

Review: Hilarity and hypocrisy the focus of Berkeley Rep’s brilliant ‘Hand to God’

So after witnessing the sublimely entertaining and wildly maniacal Berkeley Repertory Theatre production of “Hand to God,” I have a few questions: What the hell did I just witness? What … Continue reading Review: Hilarity and hypocrisy the focus of Berkeley Rep’s brilliant ‘Hand to God’

Review: A beautiful look at a family in crisis in powerful ‘Fun Home’

Recollections of our parents have everything to do with where we are in our lives. As a parent myself of three girls, ages 12, 10 and five, the experiences of … Continue reading Review: A beautiful look at a family in crisis in powerful ‘Fun Home’

Review: The question of cultural portrayals at the heart of Los Altos Stage’s satire ‘Yellow Face’

“Get your asses on stage, I’m raising cash tonight!” In the early moments of the Alain Boublil and Claude Michel Schonberg hit “Miss Saigon,” the Engineer barks these commands to … Continue reading Review: The question of cultural portrayals at the heart of Los Altos Stage’s satire ‘Yellow Face’