Review: African-American Shakes’ powerful ‘Jitney’ showcases the brilliance of Wilson’s words

The tableau is powerful. For all the talking that takes place at the jitney station in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, it is that moment of stoic calm that contrasts … Continue reading Review: African-American Shakes’ powerful ‘Jitney’ showcases the brilliance of Wilson’s words

African-American Shakespeare Company drives ‘Jitney’ onto the stage

“This was the very first play in which I listened to the dialogue as opposed to trying to force it into the mouths of characters, and once I got the … Continue reading African-American Shakespeare Company drives ‘Jitney’ onto the stage

42nd Street Moon’s ‘Scrooge in Love’ grows larger in the City

If you want a long answer to a simple question, ask Dyan McBride where she works. The longtime Bay Area theatre artist is everywhere. Teaching at San Jose State University … Continue reading 42nd Street Moon’s ‘Scrooge in Love’ grows larger in the City

Review: Solid debut for Bay Area Musicals’ ‘How to Succeed…’

  J. Pierrepont Finch doesn’t set out to start his career as a smarmy little weasel. And the great thing about Finch is that, for a guy who climbs the … Continue reading Review: Solid debut for Bay Area Musicals’ ‘How to Succeed…’