Review: World Premiere of “Kill The Debbie Downers! Kill Them! Kill Them! Kill Them Off!” by Shotgun Players (****)

by Charles Kruger In this production, the words of Anton Chekhov are spoken, but what we see is certainly not his famous “Three Sisters,” but a creative exploration of that play’s themes and characters, rearranged into something new and strange and entrancing. The original piece is notriously depressing, full of sad melody, disappointment, and loss. […]

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 […]