Review: “The Realistic Joneses” at A.C.T. (***1/2)

by Charles Kruger Rating: ***1/2 (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) “The Realistic Joneses,” is a slyly entertaining, puzzling, and ultimately satisfying exercise in Theatre of The Absurd. First off, in spite of the strictly realist set and seemingly naturalistic trappings and dialogue, the realistic Joneses are, in fact, anything but realistic. For one […]

Review: ‘Storefront Church’ at SF Playhouse (***1/2)

(Charles Kruger) (Rating: ***1/2) (“Storefront Church” plays at San Francisco Playhouse from 11/30/13 through 01/11/14.) “Storefront Church” is the third play in John Patrick Shanley‘s “Church and State” trilogy. “Doubt“, the first play of the series, won Shanley a well-deserved Pulitzer Prize and went on to be made into a critically-acclaimed film starring Maggie Smith and […]