Review: ‘The Jungle’ at The Curran (*****) + The World Premiere of ‘Down Here Below’ by Lisa Ramirez at Ubuntu Theater Project (*****)

by Charles Kruger “The Jungle” “The Jungle,” Wikipedia informs us, “is a play written by Joe Robertson and Joe Murphy, founders of the Good Chance Theatre Company, and directed by Stephen Daltry and Justin Martin.”  It was first produced by London’s Young Vic theatre company to great success, then traveled to the West End for […]

Review: ‘Othello’ by Ubuntu Theater Project, Berkeley (****)

by Barry David Horwitz Othello Presented in a Palace of Persian Splendor The issues of race and of religion recede in the aura of Eastern grandeur in Ubuntu Theater’s site-specific Othello, played at Emmett Eiland’s spectacular Oriental Rug showroom in North Berkeley.  Once we enter this palace of Persian splendor,  we are inside a realm of  […]

Review: ‘The Gospel of Lovingkindness’ by Marcus Gardley at Ubuntu Theater Project (****1/2)

  by Victor Cordell Rating: ****1/2 (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.)  “Why would a person steal a pair of shoes,” a disconsolate mother moans, “when he already has his own?” The true-life tragedy of a black teen murdered for his newly purchased Air Jordans is the central incident in Marcus Gardley’s […]