Review: ‘The Lion,’ starring Benjamin Scheuer, at A.C.T./Strand (***)

by Charles Kruger Rating: *** (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.)   Benjamin Scheuer is a talented and charismatic singer/song writer with a powerful story to tell. Benjamin is one of several siblings from a privileged family, whose father was a well loved professional mathematician and gifted amateur musician who suffered from untreated depression, often […]

Review: ‘The Anarchist’ at Theatre Rhinoceros (**1/2)

(Charles Kruger) (Rating: **1/2) (“The Anarchist” by David Mamet plays at the Eureka Theatre through January 17, 2015). Theatre Rhinoceros has given David Mamet‘s two-hander,  “The Anarchist”, a carefully considered, well acted west coast premiere. John Fisher’s direction is precise and intelligent, and the two actresses (Velina Brown and Tamar Cohn) have served the text well. […]

‘Body Awareness’: Insight and humor in lesbian academia

(Charles Kruger) “Body Awareness” by Annie Baker, produced by Aurora Theatre Company. Director: Joy Carlin. Sets & Lights: Kent Dorsey. Costumes: Christine Dougherty. Composer &  Sound Designer: Chris Houston. Properties: Mia Baxter. Stage Manager: Corrie Bennett. Phyllis: Amy Resnick. Joyce: Jeri Lynn Cohen. Jared: Patrick Russell. Frank: Howard Swain. (performance attended Friday, February 3, 2012) […]