Review: ‘Yoga Play’ at SF Playhouse (****)

by Charles Kruger Dipika Guna’s “Yoga Play” touches intelligently on important themes such as cultural appropriation, exploitation, consumerism, fat shaming, and workplace abuse. But don’t expect an earnest evening of politically correct theatre.  Sure, “Yoga Play” will encourage you to think, but mostly, it’s about making you laugh. And laugh you will. On opening night, […]

Review: World premiere of ‘Valley of the Heart — a Kabuki Corrido’ by Luis Valdez (****1/2)

  by Victor Cordell Rating: ****1/2 (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.)   A Lesson Learned One of the darkest moments in American history was the unlawful, racist-driven incarceration of Japanese immigrants and even Japanese-American citizens during World War II. Renowned playwright, screen writer (Zoot Suit, Corridos, La Bamba), and activist founder of El […]

Review: ‘The Gospel of Lovingkindness’ by Marcus Gardley at Ubuntu Theater Project (****1/2)

  by Victor Cordell Rating: ****1/2 (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.)  “Why would a person steal a pair of shoes,” a disconsolate mother moans, “when he already has his own?” The true-life tragedy of a black teen murdered for his newly purchased Air Jordans is the central incident in Marcus Gardley’s […]