Review: “Stupid Fucking Bird” by Aaron Posner at San Francisco Playhouse (****1/2)

by Charles Kruger Rating: ****1/2 (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) Nobody in America who has taken a course on the history of theatre, or subscribed to a theatrical season with any artistic pretensions, has failed to encounter Anton Chekhov. Probably (along with Ibsen) the most influential playwright of the 20th century, his […]

Review: ‘The Comedy of Errors’ at Cal Shakes (****)

(Charles Kruger) (Rating: ****) (“The Comedy of Errors”, presented by California Shakespeare Theatre, plays at the Bruns Amphitheatre in Orinda from June 25 through July 20.) “The Comedy of Errors”, loosely based on earlier Roman comedies by Plautus, is one of Shakespeare’s first plays. It is an unpretentious, rollicking physical comedy, made for laughs, but not without […]