Review: ‘Hay Fever’ at Stanford Repertory Theater

by Mark Johnson Rating: **** (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here. Sometimes when going to live theatre, one gets to witness a performance almost too perfect for words. Such is Courtney Walsh’s performance in Stanford Repertory Theater’s engaging, yet uneven production of Noël Coward’s “Hay Fever.” Every time Walsh steppped on stage, my eyes bulged in sheer […]

Review: ‘The Convert’ by Danai Gurira at Marin Theatre Company (Rating: *****)

by Charles Kruger (Rating: *****) (“The Convert” plays at Marin Theatre Company through March 15, 2015 at The Marin Theatre Company.) The opening sequence, performed mostly in the Shona language, of Danai Gurira’s “The Convert” throws us rapidly and delightfully into the complex story to follow. A native woman, dressed in Western garb, is cleaning […]

MARIN THEATRE COMPANY BRILLIANTLY RE-ENVISIONS “THE GLASS MENAGERIE” IN A MEMORABLE PRODUCTION

(Charles Kruger) “The Glass Menagerie” by Tennessee Williams, produced by Marin Theatre Company. Director: Jasson Minadakis. Scenic Designer: Kat Conley. Lighting Designer: Ben Wilhelm. Costume Designer: Jacqueline Firkins. Composer & Sound Designer: Chris Houston. Dialect Coach: Lynne Sofer. Properties: Seren Helday. Tom: Nicholas Pelczar. Amanda: Sherman Fracher. Laura: Anna Bullard. Jim: Craig Marker. Musician: Andrew […]