Review: ‘Timon of Athens’ at Cutting Ball (****)

by Charles Kruger Poor “Timon of Athens” — he doesn’t get much love. Rarely produced, this lesser Shakespearean play was most likely, scholars tell us, a collaboration with a lesser playwright, Thomas Middleton. It is counted as one of Shakespeare’s “problem” plays. So, why this production? Cutting Ball director Rob Melrose feels that in spite […]

Review: ‘In Love and Warcraft’ — A Bay Area Premiere by Custom Made (****1/2)

(Charles Kruger) Rating: ****1/2   Madhuri Shekar is an up-and-coming LA-based playwright whose work has received enthusiastic notices. CustomMade Theatre has made an excellent choice in choosing to present the bay area premiere of her charming, twisty, romantic comedy, “In Love and Warcraft.” Nerdy but attractive Evie (the delightful Monica Ho) is not only a virgin, but […]