Review: “Pygmalion” at California Shakespeare Theater (****)

(Charles Kruger) (Rating: ****) (“Pygmalion” plays at Bruns Amphitheatre in Orinda from July 30 through August 24, 2014). From the opening moments, it is clear that Jonathan Moscone’s staging of Shaw’s masterpiece is extraordinary. The play famously begins in London’s Covent Garden outside the opera house, after a performance. Moscone has made a minor but […]

Magic Theatre: U.S. premiere of Scottish playwright Linda McLean’s moving ‘Any Given Day’

(Charles Kruger) (Rating: 4/5 Stars » Highly Recommended) It is a commonplace sort of observation to consider that on any given day, something might happen to change our lives for better or worse.  But Linda McLean‘s gentle exploration of this simple theme is anything but commonplace. It is glorious. McLean’s play delivers what we most hope […]