Review: ‘Grey Gardens: The Musical’ at CustomMade Theatre Company (***1/2)

by Charles Kruger ***1/2 (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) Enthusiastic fans of the cult classic documentary film, “Grey Gardens,” have eagerly awaited the San Francisco premiere of the Broadway musical it inspired. CustomMade’s production, under the capable direction of Stuart Bousel and musical director David Aaron Brown does not disappoint. The […]

Review: ‘Red Virgin’ at Central Works (*****)

(Charles Kruger) (*****) (“Red Virgin” plays at the Berkeley City Club from October 19 through November 24, 2013.) The French Revolution and its long aftermath has inspired some of our greatest and best loved literature and theatre from Charles Dickens’ “Tale of Two Cities” to Peter Weiss’ “Marat Sade” to Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserable” (and of […]

SHOTGUN PLAYERS INVESTIGATE “GOD’S PLOT”, EARLY AMERICAN THEATRE, AND REVOLUTION WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF SILLY FUN

(Charles Kruger) “God’s Plot” written and directed by Mark Jackson, produced by Joe Mallon, Sue Trowbridge and Lynn MacDonald for Shotgun Players. Set: Nina Ball. Lighting: Heather Basarab. Costumes: Christine Crook. Composer: Daveen DiGiacomo. Technical Director: Anne Kendall. Stage Manager: Armanda-Louise Krieger. Assistant Stage Manager: Riley Kveton. Shotgun Players Founding Artistic Director: Patrick Dooley. Thomas Fowkes: […]