Review: ‘The Convert’ by Danai Gurira at Marin Theatre Company (Rating: *****)

by Charles Kruger (Rating: *****) (“The Convert” plays at Marin Theatre Company through March 15, 2015 at The Marin Theatre Company.) The opening sequence, performed mostly in the Shona language, of Danai Gurira’s “The Convert” throws us rapidly and delightfully into the complex story to follow. A native woman, dressed in Western garb, is cleaning […]

Shotgun Players ‘Voyage’: this ship is not quite seaworthy

(Charles Kruger) (Rating: 2/5 Stars » Somewhat Engaging) Tom Stoppard‘s The Coast of Utopia is an extraordinarily ambitious three play trilogy on the intellectual background of the Russian revolution, consisting of Voyage, Shipwreck, & Salvage. Covering a massive amount of historical material, the entire trilogy is a nine hour marathon of intellectual drama. When it played in repertory in New York […]

SHOTGUN PLAYERS INVESTIGATE “GOD’S PLOT”, EARLY AMERICAN THEATRE, AND REVOLUTION WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF SILLY FUN

(Charles Kruger) “God’s Plot” written and directed by Mark Jackson, produced by Joe Mallon, Sue Trowbridge and Lynn MacDonald for Shotgun Players. Set: Nina Ball. Lighting: Heather Basarab. Costumes: Christine Crook. Composer: Daveen DiGiacomo. Technical Director: Anne Kendall. Stage Manager: Armanda-Louise Krieger. Assistant Stage Manager: Riley Kveton. Shotgun Players Founding Artistic Director: Patrick Dooley. Thomas Fowkes: […]