Review: ‘Born Yesterday’ at SF Playhouse (***)

by Charles Kruger Nobody could imagine anything more impossible or ridiculous than that gangster-style businessman Harry Brock (Michael Torres in an SF Playhouse debut) and his bimbo of a girlfriend, Billie Dawn (Millie Brooks), could possibly acquire influence among the respectable senators and lawyers in our nation’s capitol. Brock is crude, brutal, crooked and crass, […]

Review: ‘Bright Star’ at The Curran (****)

by Charles Kruger Carmen Cusack was rightly nominated for a Tony award for her role as Alice Murphy in Steve Martin’s and Edie Brickell’s blue grass musical “Bright Star.” The show, which received otherwise lukewarm reviews and closed quickly, comes to theĀ  Curran in San Francisco from Los Angeles, at the start of a national […]