Review: San Jose Stage’s bloody ‘Lieutenant of Inishmore’ turns black comedy red

There is nothing Mad Padraic does that’s not loaded with passion. It’s one of the joys of the 2001 Tony-nominated Martin McDonagh play “The Lieutenant of Inishmore,” now running through Oct. 21st at San Jose Stage. Take … Continue reading Review: San Jose Stage’s bloody ‘Lieutenant of Inishmore’ turns black comedy red

The Drama Guy’s top 10 fall (POC) theatre picks

While the fall is a time for a beautiful change in weather, sweetened coffees, and the return of football, there’s also a ton of great theatre that kicks off the … Continue reading The Drama Guy’s top 10 fall (POC) theatre picks

Review: A bloody fantastic ‘Sweeney Todd’ at San Jose Stage

The degree of difficulty on Stephen Sondheim’s exquisite masterpiece “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” is sublimely high. The tight harmonies and aggressive, rhyming syncopation that pulses through … Continue reading Review: A bloody fantastic ‘Sweeney Todd’ at San Jose Stage

Review: It doesn’t get much funner than San Jose Stage’s highly-skilled ‘Avenger’

Watching San Jose Stage’s phenomenal production of “The Toxic Avenger” has all the joy of getting a root canal. That is, if getting a root canal is your favorite way … Continue reading Review: It doesn’t get much funner than San Jose Stage’s highly-skilled ‘Avenger’