Review: Bay area premiere of ‘Marjorie Prime’ at Marin Theatre Company (*****)

by Charles Kruger Jordan Harrison (author of “Maple and Vine” and  other exceptional plays) achieves the remarkable with “Marjorie Prime,” a rare sort of play that hits every mark: it is entertaining, has intellectual depth both philosophically and as social comment, and takes us on an empathic emotional ride with characters worth caring about. And […]

Review: “Pygmalion” at California Shakespeare Theater (****)

(Charles Kruger) (Rating: ****) (“Pygmalion” plays at Bruns Amphitheatre in Orinda from July 30 through August 24, 2014). From the opening moments, it is clear that Jonathan Moscone’s staging of Shaw’s masterpiece is extraordinary. The play famously begins in London’s Covent Garden outside the opera house, after a performance. Moscone has made a minor but […]