Review: The Phoenix Arts Association Presents Members of the Actors’Theatre of San Francisco in Brian Friel’s ‘Faith Healer’ (****)

by Charles Kruger Brian Friel’s “Faith Healer,” the story of an itinerant mountebank, Francis Hardy, who might, indeed, be gifted with the power to heal by faith, his wife Gracie, and his producer/manager Teddy is told in a series of dramatic monologues, and is considered to be an exceptional challenge for the actors. Indeed, it […]

“Glengarry Glen Ross”: David Mamet’s brilliant portrait of businessmen as crooks

(Charles Kruger) “Glengarry Glen Ross” by David Mamet, produced by the Actors Theatre of San Francisco. Director: Keith Phillips. Assistant Director: Tiffany Mitchell. Technical Director: James Baldock. Set: Biz Duncan. Lights: Rachel Klyce. Costumes: Carole Robinson. Shelly Levene: John Krause. John Williamson: Frank Willey. Dave Moss: Mark Bird. George Aaronow: Sean Hallinan. James Lingk: Randy […]

ACTOR’S THEATRE OF SAN FRANCISCO PRESENTS “SAVAGE IN LIMBO”: A SECOND STRING PLAY WITH FIRST STRING ACTING

(Charles Kruger) “Savage In Limbo” by John Patrick Shanley, presented by Actor’s Theatre of San Francisco. Director: Carole Robinson. Assistant Director: Kevin Daniels. Creative Consultant: Christian Phillips. Production Coordinator: Monique Flambures. Stage Managers: Monique Flambures, Kevin Daniels. Set Design: Biz Duncan. Light Design: Rachel Klyce. Sound Design: James Baldock. Technicians: James Baldock and Merri Gordon. […]

DAVID MAMET’S “AMERICAN BUFFALO” IS A CLASSIC COMEDY DONE TO A PERFECT TURN BY ACTORS’ THEATRE OF SAN FRANCISCO

Actors’ Theatre of San Francisco’s revival of David Mamet‘s American Buffalo is a brilliantly directed, brilliantly acted production of a great classic of American playwriting. Few plays in our theatrical history have hit with the impact of Mamet’s American Buffalo which was born in Chicago in 1975 and exploded on Broadway two years later. Many audiences and […]