Review: ‘The Mystery of Irma Vep’ at California Shakespeare Theater (***1/2)

by Charles Kruger Rating: ***1/2 (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) For his final directing project at California Shakespeare Festival (before he begins his new position at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts), Jonathan Moscone has chosen to dive into the Theatre of the Ridiculous. Ronald Tavel, an early practioner and founder […]

Review: ‘Club Inferno’ at Thrillpeddlers (**1/2)

by Charles Kruger Rating: **1/2 (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) Russell Blackwood’s “Thrillpeddlers” is a unique San Francisco institution. This bizarre but talented and enthusiastic troupe of amateur and professional performers is eccentric in the extreme, specializing in revivals of the “Theatre of the Ridiculous” (mostly, but not exclusively, focussing on […]