Review: Words of Hudes’ shine brightly in TheatreWorks’ ‘Water by the Spoonful’

The conversations flow with an edge. Expletives are dished out, but a moderator censors anything that goes against the rules of decorum. No insults. No bad words. Support those who … Continue reading Review: Words of Hudes’ shine brightly in TheatreWorks’ ‘Water by the Spoonful’

Review: TheatreWorks’ pretty production of ‘Earnest’ remains true to the original

There is a natural connection that takes place between “Being Earnest,” the new full production at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, and the original source material from the great Oscar Wilde. In … Continue reading Review: TheatreWorks’ pretty production of ‘Earnest’ remains true to the original

Review: ‘TheatreWorks’ ‘Big River’ a nostalgic trip down the Mississippi

Many years ago, there was a mini-series of Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” created by a Canadian television station. While there were parts of that special that received … Continue reading Review: ‘TheatreWorks’ ‘Big River’ a nostalgic trip down the Mississippi

Hayward’s Iglehart returns to his home stage in TheatreWorks’ ‘Big River’

James Monroe Iglehart is a Bay Area guy, through and through. Of course, he has made his living on Broadway, one of only five cast members who stayed on for … Continue reading Hayward’s Iglehart returns to his home stage in TheatreWorks’ ‘Big River’

Review: Theatreworks’ ’33 Variations’ a smart story that makes Beethoven feel contemporary

The legendary acting teacher Sanford Meisner shared a story about Ludwig Van Beethoven with one of his acting classes. In Meisner’s own words, “Beethoven was a bastard in real life, … Continue reading Review: Theatreworks’ ’33 Variations’ a smart story that makes Beethoven feel contemporary

Review: An insight into the journalist mind in Theatreworks’ Time Stands Still’

It did not take long for me to learn some harsh lessons about the world of journalism. In my undergrad years, I was able to land a coveted night-beat reporter … Continue reading Review: An insight into the journalist mind in Theatreworks’ Time Stands Still’