Boxcar’s Sam Shepard in repertory: ‘A Lie of the Mind’ tells harsh and funny truth

(Charles Kruger) (Rating: 4/5 Stars » Highly Recommended) Now that Boxcar has opened its final play in their altogether excellent series of Sam Shepard plays in repertory, one can take the opportunity  to reflect on the overall import of these pieces. Boxcar’s staging  of these family comedy/dramas one after another in these superior renditions is […]

‘Buried Child’: Boxcar Theatre shoots for the stars with brilliantly bizarre black comedy

(Charles Kruger) “Buried Child” by Sam Shepard, produced by Boxcar Theatre. Director: Rebecca Longworth. Assistant Director: Cindy Dinh. Set: Steve Decker. Lighting: Lucas Krech. Costumes: Christine Cook. Fight Choreographer: Durand Garcia. Fight Captain: Ryan O’Donnell. Tilden: Jeff Garrett. Halie: Adrienne Krug. Vince: Geoffrey Nolan. Bradley: Ryan O’Donnell. Dodge: Scott Phillips. Shelly: Megan Trout. Father Dewis: […]

‘A Steady Rain’ at Marin Theatre Company: Disturbing but unsatisfying

(Charles Kruger) “A Steady Rain” by Keith Huff, produced by Marin Theatre Company. Director: Meredith McDonough. Scenic Designer: Andrew Boyce. Lighting Designer: Lucas Krech. Costume Designer: Maggie Whitaker. Sound Designer: Chris Houston. Denny: Khris Lewi. Joey: Kevin Rolston. (performance attended Thursday, February 7, 2012) The west coast premiere of Chicago playwright (and Mad Men writer) […]