Review: ‘Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies’ at Custommade Theatre Company (***)

by Charles Kruger In “Hooded or Being Black for Dummies,” playwright Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm does not hesitate to directly address stereotypes in ways that might easily offend, provoke uncomfortable laughter, or confused silence. But audiences need not fear, as Chisholm makes it easy to understand how to respond. Before the action of the play begins, […]

Review: ‘Sam and Dede or My Dinner with Andre the Giant,’ a world premiere at CustomMade Theatre (*****)

by Charles Kruger Rating: ***** (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) CustomMade’s publicty packet for ‘Sam and Dede’ informs us of the following fact: 12-year old Andre the Giant, already over 6 feet tall and 240 pounds, didn’t fit on the school bus. Andre’s neighbor, as repayment of a favor, offered to […]