Review: ‘The Rules,’ a world premiere by Dipika Guha presented by San Francisco Playhouse at the Creativity Theater (***)

by Christine Okon If we always adhere to “the rules” of romance, do we risk losing ourselves?  Before Dipika Guha’s play “The Rules” begins, we sit under a rack of light and flowing dresses hanging high overhead like banners of textbook femininity, matched by the shabby chic décor of a quaint love seat and chairs, […]

Review: “Stupid Fucking Bird” by Aaron Posner at San Francisco Playhouse (****1/2)

by Charles Kruger Rating: ****1/2 (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) Nobody in America who has taken a course on the history of theatre, or subscribed to a theatrical season with any artistic pretensions, has failed to encounter Anton Chekhov. Probably (along with Ibsen) the most influential playwright of the 20th century, his […]

Review: ‘Camelot’ at San Francisco Playhouse

(Charles Kruger) Rating: ***** (“Camelot” plays at the SF Playhouse July 16 to September 21, 2013) Lerner and Loewe‘s charming musical of Arthur and Guinevere carries a lot of historical weight. Few viewers will forget that this was one of Jack Kennedy’s favorite plays, with its vision of a kingdom where might is always used for […]

SF PLAYHOUSE’S “PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT” IS A RARE TREAT FOR TENNESSEE WILLIAMS FANS

(Charles Kruger) “Period of Adjustment” by Tennessee Williams, produced by SF Playhouse. Director: Bill English. Set: Nina Ball. Lighting: Michael Oesch. Sound: Cliff Caruthers. Costumes: Tatjana Genser. Properties/Dialect Coach: Lauren English. George Haverstick: Patrick Alparone. Mrs. McGillicuddy: Jean Forsman. Mr. McGillicuddy: Joe Madero. Dorothea Bates: Maggie Mason. Ralph Bates: Johnny Moreno. Isabel Haverstick: MacKenzie Meehan. […]