Review: ‘Justice’, world premiere musical at Marin Theatre Company (****) — LAST CHANCE – CLOSES THIS WEEKEND!!!
by Charles Kruger Lauren M. Gunderson has written a musical! Rarely does a playwright wander through so many fields as Ms. Gunderson, and always with astonishing aplomb. “Justice” has the impressively polished construction that distinguishes all of Ms. Gunderson’s work, and is admirably researched. What we get is…Keep reading
Review: “The Travelers,” a world premiere by Luis Alfaro, at Magic Theatre (*****) — EXTENDED THROUGH MARCH 12!
by Charles Kruger One of the central themes of Christian spirituality is the understanding of all the faithful as pilgrims, travelling through this world, on the way to a heavenly home. It is also a central theme of Luis Alfaro’s truly extraordinary “The Travelers.” Among the most ancient of…Keep reading
Review: ‘Six’, National Broadway tour at the Orpheum (****1/2)
To say that “Six” is a BLAST from the past is an understatement. In this production, the fabulously famous six wives of England’s King Henry the VIII hit the Orpheum stage with enough Girl Pop energy to shake the rafters and rattle the bones of the venerable old…Keep reading
Review: ‘Headlands’ at A.C.T. (****)
by Charles Kruger Henry (Phil Wong) is a charming, easily recognizable San Francisco type: A gently nerdy tech guy who grew up with his Chinese parents in San Francisco’s Sunset District. He is close to his Mom (Erin Mai-Ling Stuart)) and happy with his ultra-sophisticated girlfriend, Jess (Sam Jackson).…Keep reading
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