Review: ‘Stage Kiss’ at SF Playhouse (****1/2)

by Victor Cordell Rating: ****1/2 (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) Sarah rules! “Stage Kiss” is a Sarah Ruhl love letter to theater, and director Susi Damilano pushes all the right buttons to make it a frothy, enjoyable evening. An unnamed actress (called She in the program) is played with great conviction by […]

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 […]

AURORA THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS AN ELEGANT AND SATISFYING PRODUCTION OF ALBEE’S “A DELICATE BALANCE”

(Charles Kruger) Mention Edward Albee and the average theatre patron will immediately think of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?, and perhaps remark, “Oh yes, he writes about alcoholics.” And didn’t he do that play where the guy talks about the dog’s erection (Zoo Story)? Although he has won multiple Pulitzer prizes and continues, at over […]