Review: “Passion” at CustomMade (*****)

by Charles Kruger Romantic love may be passionate or not, but in opera, theatre, and novels, we generally prefer passion to mere companionability, although the latter is often what works best in real life couplings, especially over time. But what about a romantic passion that is so overwhelming it is like an illness and seems […]

Review: ‘Company’ at SF Playhouse (*****)

by Charles Kruger Rating: ***** (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) The late ’60s and early ’70s were times of revolutionary cultural change in the USA, and it was reflected in our theatre. In 1969, the tribal love rock musical “Hair” was cause for celebration, but it was Sondheim’s “Company” that brought psychological […]

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 […]