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Review: Effective chaos in Los Altos Stage Company’s ‘American Night’

Juan Jose is an ideal fella. He is giddy at the chance to adopt the United States as his country, his home after fleeing the grips of a dangerous cartel … Continue reading Review: Effective chaos in Los Altos Stage Company’s ‘American Night’

Review: Broadway San Jose’s ‘Something Rotten’ entertains, yet falls a bit flat

In the history of theatre, we have learned that William Shakespeare was a lot of things – namely a playwright, director and poet. What we didn’t bank on was that … Continue reading Review: Broadway San Jose’s ‘Something Rotten’ entertains, yet falls a bit flat

Review: No easy answers in strong ‘Mothers and Sons’ at City Lights

When Katharine’s son Andre played Hamlet in New York, there was a moment when he uttered these words: “There’s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it … Continue reading Review: No easy answers in strong ‘Mothers and Sons’ at City Lights

Baker relishes the thrill of the Will in Broadway San Jose’s ‘Something Rotten’

If you were William Shakespeare, how full of yourself would you be? You’ve written 38 plays and 154 sonnets that have shaped, and in many cases, invented the English language. … Continue reading Baker relishes the thrill of the Will in Broadway San Jose’s ‘Something Rotten’

Review: Choreo steals the show in Berkeley Rep’s ‘Paradise Square’

There is a smooth as hell flow and a succulent ease that kicks off the opening moments of Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s world premiere musical “Paradise Square.” And while there are … Continue reading Review: Choreo steals the show in Berkeley Rep’s ‘Paradise Square’

The Marsh’s Irma Herrera would like to share with you how to pronounce her name

Irma Herrera remembers her transition from a parochial middle school to a public high school. Her parochial school was a much greater reflection of her segregated upbringing, a young, Mexican … Continue reading The Marsh’s Irma Herrera would like to share with you how to pronounce her name

Review: A fantastical world and endless possibilities in wonderful ‘Tuck Everlasting’ at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Little Winnie is like any young girl, delightfully ornery and innately curious. She drives her mother and grandmother crazy, boredom and monotony settling into her and her laconic little town. … Continue reading Review: A fantastical world and endless possibilities in wonderful ‘Tuck Everlasting’ at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Review: Ross is the boss in stellar ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ at the Curran

Teens these days are more connected to each other than ever before. When they aren’t on Instagram, they are posting stories and maintaining streaks on Snapchat, just seconds away from … Continue reading Review: Ross is the boss in stellar ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ at the Curran

Tachis returns as the infamous Crumpet in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s ‘Santaland Diaries’

One of the first things that strikes you when it comes to meeting Crumpet the Elf is his ability to throw back the booze. His traveling bar, with plenty of … Continue reading Tachis returns as the infamous Crumpet in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s ‘Santaland Diaries’

Mansour searches for dialogue in Golden Thread’s ‘We Swim, We Talk, We Go to War’

In a recent episode of the podcast “Black on the Air” featuring comedian/host Larry Wilmore and his guest, presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, both agreed that this may be the … Continue reading Mansour searches for dialogue in Golden Thread’s ‘We Swim, We Talk, We Go to War’