Review: West coast premiere of ‘Blackademics’ by Idris Goodwin presented by Crowded Fire Theater (****)

by Barry David Horwitz Rating: **** (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) Striving Scholars Seek Middle Class Cuisine In “Blackademics,” Idris Goodwin offers up both more and less than what’s on the menu for dinner. The award-winning playwright serves up a meal that makes us feel what it is like to be […]

Review: ‘Into The Woods’ at San Francisco Playhouse (***)

(Charles Kruger) (Rating: ***) (“Into The Woods” plays at San Francisco Playhouse June 24 through September 6, 2014) We all know the stories of the Brothers Grimm: Cinderella marries the Prince (and lives happily ever after). The evil witch imprisons Rapunzel (and gets her comeuppance). Jack climbs the beanstalk and kills the giant so he and his […]