Review: ‘Out Of Site Haight Ashbury’: A Performance Driven Queer History Tour from EyeZen Presents (*****)
by Charles Kruger EyeZen Presents specializes in live theatre that tells stories of LGBTQ history around San Francisco. This includes the series of street theatre performances called “OUT Of Site” which are presented as walking tours featuring performances that recreate the LGBTQ history of the neighborhoods being explored. Previous…Keep reading
by Charles Kruger Jeanne Sakata’s eloquent play depicting the personal history of Gordon HIrabayashi, who took his battle against the internment of United States citizens of Japanese descent all the way to the Supreme Court, is excellent political theatre. The title, “Hold These Truths” is telling. It…Keep reading
Yiddish Theatre Ensemble offers a video version of Sholom Asch’s classic of Yiddish theatre, ‘God of Vengeance’
by Charles Kruger Historians of American theatre are well aware of the important contributions of the Yiddish theatre to 20th century American plays and players. The Yiddish theatre, as it thrived in the metropolises of New York and Chicago in the early part of the 20th century was of…Keep reading
Review: Debut streamed performance of ‘[hieroglyph]’ by Erika Dickerson-Despenza filmed live at SF Playhouse (*****)
by Charles Kruger Erika Dickerson-Despenza, an up-and-coming playwright with impressive credits, makes her West Coast debut with a brilliant new play about the devestating impact on Black girls of events such as the botched response to Hurrican Katrina and the violence of inner city life. Directed by Margo Hall…Keep reading
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