Review: World premier at Magic Theatre of ‘Reel To Reel,’ written and directed by John Kolvenbach (****1/2)

by Charles Kruger “Reel to Reel” is a play about a nearly 60 year marriage. In an interview for the program notes, playwright Kolvenbach stated, “I wanted to write about marriage and relationships, intimacy. I wanted to try to write a play that was both about intimacy and that was itself an intimacy.” The challenge […]

Review: ‘Born Yesterday’ at SF Playhouse (***)

by Charles Kruger Nobody could imagine anything more impossible or ridiculous than that gangster-style businessman Harry Brock (Michael Torres in an SF Playhouse debut) and his bimbo of a girlfriend, Billie Dawn (Millie Brooks), could possibly acquire influence among the respectable senators and lawyers in our nation’s capitol. Brock is crude, brutal, crooked and crass, […]