Review: “Antony and Cleopatra” (**1/2)

by Charles Kruger Rating: **1/2 (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) How might the romance of “Romeo and Juliet” play out if, instead of wet-behind-the-ears adolescents, the lovers were powerful middle aged leaders? In “Antony and Cleopatra,” Shakespeare explores this idea, among many other complex themes. The story of the middle aged […]

Review: ‘Colossal’ at SF Playhouse (***)

by Charles Kruger Rating: *** (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) Describing the genesis of his much celebrated play, playwright Andrew Hinderaker says that he was challenged by a mentor to “write a play so big, so bold, so seemingly impossible that theaters would be intimidated to put it on.” Something truly colossal. […]

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 […]