Review: “Middletown” at CustomMade Theatre (***)

by Charles Kruger Rating: *** (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) Will Eno is a hot playwright these days, with two recent productions in San Francisco. First, there was the much admired staging of “The Realistic Joneses” at A.C.T., and now CustomMade’s west coast premiere of “Middletown” has been extended through April 30th. As […]

Review: “The Realistic Joneses” at A.C.T. (***1/2)

by Charles Kruger Rating: ***1/2 (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) “The Realistic Joneses,” is a slyly entertaining, puzzling, and ultimately satisfying exercise in Theatre of The Absurd. First off, in spite of the strictly realist set and seemingly naturalistic trappings and dialogue, the realistic Joneses are, in fact, anything but realistic. For one […]