Review: ‘Yoga Play’ at SF Playhouse (****)

by Charles Kruger Dipika Guna’s “Yoga Play” touches intelligently on important themes such as cultural appropriation, exploitation, consumerism, fat shaming, and workplace abuse. But don’t expect an earnest evening of politically correct theatre.  Sure, “Yoga Play” will encourage you to think, but mostly, it’s about making you laugh. And laugh you will. On opening night, […]

Review: World Premiere of “Swimmers” by Rachel Bonds at Marin Theatre Company (***)

by Charles Kruger Rating: *** (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) From the opening scene of “Swimmers,” set in the basement of a nine floor office building where manager Charlene encounters custodian Walter, the audience knows they are in good hands. The writing is crisp, careful, and amusing, the characterizations clear. We […]

‘Topdog/Underdog’ receives layered, fascinating production at Marin Theatre Company

(Charles Kruger) Rating: 4/5 Stars » Highly Recommended “People are funny about that Lincon sh*t. People want their history in a certain way,” observes one of the characters in Suzan Lori-Parks prize winning play, “Top Dog/Underdog”. The play tells the history and explores the relationship of two Black brothers named Lincoln and Booth (their absent Dad […]

AURORA THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS AN ELEGANT AND SATISFYING PRODUCTION OF ALBEE’S “A DELICATE BALANCE”

(Charles Kruger) Mention Edward Albee and the average theatre patron will immediately think of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?, and perhaps remark, “Oh yes, he writes about alcoholics.” And didn’t he do that play where the guy talks about the dog’s erection (Zoo Story)? Although he has won multiple Pulitzer prizes and continues, at over […]