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: 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 […]