San Francisco International Arts Festival: Áine Ryan (‘Kitty in the Lane’) and Teatr ZAR (‘Armine, Sister’) (*****)

by Charles Kruger Rating: ***** (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) The San Francisco International Arts Festival is in residence at Fort Mason through June 7, presenting work from around the world on the theme of “Bearing Witness: Surveillance in the Drone Age.” The SFIAF, established in 2003, is the largest festival […]

Review: ‘Antigone’ by Sophocles in a new translation by Daniel Sullivan, by Cutting Ball Theater (****1/2)

by Charles Kruger (Rating: ****1/2) (Cutting Ball Theater’s production of “Antigone” will play at The EXIT Theater at 277 Taylor Street through March 22.) Members of Cutting Ball’s company spent several weeks this past summer studying techniques of movement and music at Teatr ZAR in Poland, the leading training school for the techniques of famed […]

Review: Cutting Ball Theater and Campo Santo present ‘Superheroes’ at The Exit (****1/2)

(Charles Kruger) (****1/2) (“Superheroes” will play at The Exit through December 21, 2014).  The opening of “Superheroes” as staged by playwright/director Sean San José is powerful. Six actor/dancers explode across the stage against a set depicting an urban outland, perhaps beneath a freeway overpass, as images and text from news coverage of the contra wars and the crack […]