Review: ‘Antigonick’ at Shotgun Players (***1/2)

by Charles Kruger Rating: ***1/2 (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) “Antigonick” is not Sophocles’ “Antigone.” Not exactly. Even though the language and the story, with a few variations, are translated from the original, the play is credited to writer Anne Carson, perhaps because it is essentially more a commentary on Antigone […]

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 […]