Review: ‘The Lion,’ starring Benjamin Scheuer, at A.C.T./Strand (***)

by Charles Kruger Rating: *** (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.)   Benjamin Scheuer is a talented and charismatic singer/song writer with a powerful story to tell. Benjamin is one of several siblings from a privileged family, whose father was a well loved professional mathematician and gifted amateur musician who suffered from untreated depression, often […]

Review: “The Realistic Joneses” at A.C.T. (***1/2)

by Charles Kruger Rating: ***1/2 (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) “The Realistic Joneses,” is a slyly entertaining, puzzling, and ultimately satisfying exercise in Theatre of The Absurd. First off, in spite of the strictly realist set and seemingly naturalistic trappings and dialogue, the realistic Joneses are, in fact, anything but realistic. For one […]