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

by Charles Kruger Rating: ***** (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) The late ’60s and early ’70s were times of revolutionary cultural change in the USA, and it was reflected in our theatre. In 1969, the tribal love rock musical “Hair” was cause for celebration, but it was Sondheim’s “Company” that brought psychological […]

‘Becky Shaw’ at SF Playhouse: An altogether extraordinary evening of theatre

(Charles Kruger) “Becky Shaw” by Gina Gionfriddo, produced by SF Playhouse. Director: Amy Glazer. Set: Bill English. Light: Michael Oesch. Sound: Steve Schoenbeck. Costumes: Miyuki Bierlein. Properties: Greg Shillig. Max Garrett: Brian Robert Burns. Lee Dolson: Andrew Porer. Lauren English: Becky Shaw. Lorri Holt: Susan Slater. Liz Sklar: Suzanna Slater. Once again, SF Playhouse has […]

SF PLAYHOUSE’S “PERIOD OF ADJUSTMENT” IS A RARE TREAT FOR TENNESSEE WILLIAMS FANS

(Charles Kruger) “Period of Adjustment” by Tennessee Williams, produced by SF Playhouse. Director: Bill English. Set: Nina Ball. Lighting: Michael Oesch. Sound: Cliff Caruthers. Costumes: Tatjana Genser. Properties/Dialect Coach: Lauren English. George Haverstick: Patrick Alparone. Mrs. McGillicuddy: Jean Forsman. Mr. McGillicuddy: Joe Madero. Dorothea Bates: Maggie Mason. Ralph Bates: Johnny Moreno. Isabel Haverstick: MacKenzie Meehan. […]

WITH ESTROGEN ALL OVER THE PLACE, MAGIC THEATRE’S REVIVAL OF “WHY WE HAVE A BODY” IS WELL WORTH SEEING

(Steven Gray) Magic Theatre‘s current presentation of  Claire Chaffee‘s “Why We Have A Body”, directed by Katie Pearl, is a revival of a play that was a big hit at the Magic in 1993, “the comedy that rocked San Francisco.”  It’s an all-woman production, written and directed by women, the four roles are women, most […]