Review: ‘King Lear’, a puppet theatre adaptation by The Independent Eye (*****)

by Charles Kruger Rating: ***** (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) Husband and wife team Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller have been making art together for many decades. From prestigious academic theatre departments to Milwaukee’s influential Theatre X to their own company, “The Independent Eye,” Conrad and Elizabeth have forged an extraordinary career, […]

North Beach’s The Emerald Tablet* celebrates Halloween with ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ — a one man performance by Austin-based actor Charles P. Stites

(Charles Kruger) In the midst of the many changes in San Francisco, in defiance of the infamous techie gentrification of our artistic neighborhoods, something amazing is happening at The Emerald Tablet in North Beach. And it keeps on keeping on. In April of 2011, Lapo Guzzini and Della Heywood inaugurated one of San Francisco’s most […]

EDNA BARRÓN AND KAREN ANNE LIGHT IN “ALICE DOWN THE RWONG WRABBIT WHOLE” ARE AS FRESH AND TANGY AS PINEAPPLE CATFISH SOUP

(Steven Gray) Not since Ben and Jerry, Sacco and Vanzetti, or hydrogen and oxygen has there been a more fortuitous pairing than Karen and Edna. They re-pair the zeitgeist and one’s faith in theater as they negotiate the scrambled vignettes, mangled dialogues, and skittish skits of Alice Down The Rwong Wrabbit Whole, presented at The Emerald Tablet. This is […]