Review: Viewing the way we connect in strong ‘Language Archive’ at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

One of the most tender moments in a play loaded with them takes place between the linguist George and his wife Mary, a couple in danger of becoming two passing … Continue reading Review: Viewing the way we connect in strong ‘Language Archive’ at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Love, Francis: Jue brings his passion for communication to TheatreWorks’ ‘The Language Archive’

Francis Jue loves to love. If there’s ever a time you come across a comment he makes on Facebook, you’ll know it’s him. It’s not because his name and picture … Continue reading Love, Francis: Jue brings his passion for communication to TheatreWorks’ ‘The Language Archive’

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

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’

Review: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s ‘Fun Home’ soars

Bruce (James Lloyd Reynolds) shares a piece of treasure with his daughter Small Alison (Lila Gold), a memory that Alison (Moira Stone) draws at her drafting table in “Fun Home,” … Continue reading Review: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s ‘Fun Home’ soars

Stone’s love for Alisons of all sizes is strong in TheatreWorks’ ‘Fun Home’

Moira Stone is in awe of Alison Bechdel. It’s not just Bechdel’s obvious talent as an author, illustrator, and her critical role in popular culture. It’s not simply her inspiration … Continue reading Stone’s love for Alisons of all sizes is strong in TheatreWorks’ ‘Fun Home’

Review: Humor-filled ‘Native Gardens’ a mostly green affair

I have had these conversations. Believe you me, I have had these conversations. Sometimes being a person of color means people don’t always know what to make of you. In … Continue reading Review: Humor-filled ‘Native Gardens’ a mostly green affair

Howdy neighbor: Playwright Zacarías dives into proximity battles in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s ‘Native Gardens’

There are few things worse than a war with a neighbor. Playwright Karen Zacarías started quite a conversation at a dinner party a few years ago while discussing a new … Continue reading Howdy neighbor: Playwright Zacarías dives into proximity battles in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s ‘Native Gardens’

Review: Both infuriating and inspiring, TheatreWorks’ ‘Hold These Truths’ is also powerful

Five minutes to eight. For anyone else, five minutes to eight means exactly that. But when you are Japanese-American in 1942, just mere months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, … Continue reading Review: Both infuriating and inspiring, TheatreWorks’ ‘Hold These Truths’ is also powerful

Review: Virtuosity of Hershey Felder is apparent in TheatreWorks’ stellar ‘Our Great Tchaikovsky’

When looking at the life of the great composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, there are many stories to be told. One is of the man and influences that inspired decadent concertos … Continue reading Review: Virtuosity of Hershey Felder is apparent in TheatreWorks’ stellar ‘Our Great Tchaikovsky’