Review: ‘Stage Kiss’ at SF Playhouse (****1/2)

by Victor Cordell Rating: ****1/2 (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) Sarah rules! “Stage Kiss” is a Sarah Ruhl love letter to theater, and director Susi Damilano pushes all the right buttons to make it a frothy, enjoyable evening. An unnamed actress (called She in the program) is played with great conviction by […]

Review: World Premiere of ‘Recipe’ by Michael Gene Sullivan at Central Works (***)

(Charles Kruger) (Rating: ***) (“Recipe” plays at Central Works in The Berkeley City Club October 18 through November 23, 2014.) Michael Gene Sullivan is resident playwright for the beloved San Francisco Mime Troupe, whose politically driven, unabashedly goofy agit-prop theatricals have been a Bay Area tradition since 1959 — an astonishing run of more than […]

Review: ‘Dostoevsky’s The Grand Inquisitor’ at Central Works

(Charles Kruger) (Rating: *****) (“Dostoevsky’s The Grand Inquisitor” plays at Central Works February 23 through March 30.) Central Works is one of the most artistically ambitious theatre companies in the Bay area, completely devoted to the development of new plays in a collaborative process between playwright and company that is extended over many months. This […]