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Thursday, March 21, 2024

“Pipeline” Draws Us into Moving Mother-Son Crisis—at AASC by Bdhorwitz

Dominique Morisseau Passionately Targets School-to-Prison Pipeline by Barry David Horwitz “Pipeline” opens to public view the concept of the “school-to street-to-prison pipeline” for…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 03:40PM
Monday, March 18, 2024

“The Far Country” Exposes Torture of Chinese on Angel Island—at Berkeley Rep by Bdhorwitz

Lloyd Suh Pits Business Values vs. Ancient Human Caring by Erin Weitzman & Barry David Horwitz Like a mirage, the ideal country constantly eludes us. “The Far Country” shows the true…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 02:54AM
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

“Unpacking in P-town” Revives 50s Memories—at NCTC by Bdhorwitz

Jewelle Gomez Brings Gay, Black, & Women’s Lib to Life by Barry David Horwitz Where else but in San Francisco can you travel through time, back to Cape Cod in the summer of 1959, and c…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 08:39PM
Monday, February 26, 2024

“Big Data” Blows Our Minds with Comedy & Mysterious “M”—at A.C.T by Bdhorwitz

Kate Attwell Queries: “Can Love Can Survive Artificial Intelligence? by Barry David Horwitz If you want to follow a hilarious comedy that pits tech life against the old-fashioned ways, Kat…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 07:29PM
Sunday, February 25, 2024

“Bees & Honey” Brings Sweet & Bitter Love to Light—at Marin by Bdhorwitz

Guadalís Del Carmen’s Bachata Beat Inspires Dominican Duo by Sarah Jackson Marin Theatre Company’s “Bees & Honey” moves quickly, dancing to a Dominican beat. Don’t miss your c…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 06:49PM
Thursday, February 15, 2024

“Billy” Brilliantly Obliterates Gender Barriers—at Rhino by Bdhorwitz

John Fisher [aka Tom Cruise] Spoofs Action Heroes Onstage by Barry David Horwitz The Rhino has its own Mission Impossible action hero—it’s John Fisher of course.  John Fisher, The Rhino…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 09:39PM
Sunday, February 4, 2024

“Cult of Love” Drowns Religious Hypocrisy in Floods of Laughter—at Berkeley Rep by Bdhorwitz

Leslye Headland’s Satire of Confused Christian Family Rings True by Barry David Horwitz “Cult of Love” begins and ends with the Dahl family singing together at Christmas. But a War of …

SOURCE: Theatrius at 09:41PM
Tuesday, January 30, 2024

“Kooza” Dazzles with Daring Spectacle Under Big Top—at Oracle Park by Bdhorwitz

Cirque du Soleil Brings Thrills & Fellowship to S.F. by Barry David Horwitz The brilliant and beautiful tumblers, dancers, lovers, and high-flying balancers are nearly close enough to to…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 09:32PM
Tuesday, January 16, 2024

“Omar” Enshrines Words of Muslim Scholar, 50 Years a Slave—at S.F. Opera by Bdhorwitz

Giddens & Abels’ Resonant Rhythms Celebrate Fortitude & Faith by Barry David Horwitz We all know that Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” to wake …

SOURCE: Theatrius at 05:46AM
Tuesday, January 2, 2024

“Citizen Brain” Combines Comedy, Genius, Caring—at Club Fugazi by Bdhorwitz

Josh Kornbluth Proves We’re All in This Together! by Barry David Horwitz What a show! What a Genius! “Citizen Brain” is a one man show by the extraordinary solo truthteller Josh Kornb…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 04:32PM
Saturday, December 16, 2023

“A Christmas Carol” Celebrates Scrooge’s Great Generosity–at ACT by Bdhorwitz

Dickens’ Magical World Is Touching & Terrific! by Barry David Horwitz A Christmas Carol is everyone’s favorite holiday tradition. Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas story of trans…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 05:00PM
Friday, December 15, 2023

“The Jewelry Box” Overflows with Joy & Love—at The Marsh by Bdhorwitz

Brian Copeland: A Genuine Christmas Gem! by Barry David Horwitz Brian Copeland, famed for his “Not a Genuine Black Man” solo show, is our master story-teller. His gift to audiences durin…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 01:05AM
Tuesday, December 5, 2023

“Lion King”: A Spectacular Safari into African Legend —at BroadwaySF by Bdhorwitz

Julie Taymor’s Playful Parade of Animals, Ancestors Still Thrills by Barry David Horwitz The colors, the lights, the beautiful animals walking with acrobatic grace, the moving grasslands�…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 07:38PM
Saturday, December 2, 2023

“Dragon Lady” Triumphs with Talent, Stories, Songs—at Marin by Bdhorwitz

Sara Porkalob Exquisitely Embodies Her Feisty Filipina Grandma by Barry David Horwitz What if you had a grandma who worked long and hard for her family, worked as a lounge singer in Manila, …

SOURCE: Theatrius at 06:39PM
Sunday, November 26, 2023

“Harry Clarke”: A Cocksure Character Invades Privileged Places—at Berkeley Rep by Bdhorwitz

Billy Crudup Gives Master Class in Acting, Rebellion, Seduction by Barry David Horwitz Never have I seen one actor evoke so many separate moods, twitches, and traumas—at breakneck speed. B…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 11:51PM
Saturday, November 25, 2023

“Group Therapy”: Hilarious Gay Club for Almost-40s—at Rhino by Bdhorwitz

Kheven LaGrone Breaks Age Barrier in New Comedy by Barry David Horwitz Kheven LaGrone’s down to earth and funny San Francisco play about being gay in the Bay makes “Group Therapy” a be…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 08:11AM
Saturday, November 11, 2023

“Citizen” Unfolds Worker’s Awakening to U.S. Cruelty—at Word4Word by Bdhorwitz

Greg Sarris Explores Gentle Native American Point of View by Barry David Horwitz Masterful short story writer Greg Sarris has crafted a subtle and striking story of a naïve Native American …

SOURCE: Theatrius at 03:08PM
Wednesday, November 8, 2023

“we are continuous”: Brilliant, Heroic, Comic Coming Out—at NCTC by Bdhorwitz

Harrison David Rivers’ Words Inspire Three Superb Performances by Barry David Horwitz If you want to see a touching, true-to-life drama don’t miss “we are continuous.” This memory pl…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 09:29PM
Sunday, November 5, 2023

“Bulrusher” Conjures Bold, Biblical, Boonville Magic—at Berkeley Rep by Bdhorwitz

Eisa Davis’ NorCal Tale Explores Isolation & Liberation by Barry David Horwitz A winding stream meanders along the stage where a dreaming girl communes with the Navarro River. Behind h…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 03:56AM
Tuesday, October 24, 2023

“ReOrient” Sparkles with Middle Eastern Insights—at Golden Thread by Bdhorwitz

One Acts Offer Revelations—from “Stamp Me” to “Suicide Bomber” by Barry David Horwitz What a wonderful evening of six one act plays by six young Middle Eastern playwrights who brin…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 05:01PM
Friday, October 6, 2023

“Before the Sword” Draws Poignant Portrait of T.H. White—at NCTC by Bdhorwitz

Andrew Alty Conjures Magical Myth-Maker of Sword in the Stone by Barry David Horwitz We could be in Sherwood Forest with Robin Hood or with Toad and Badger in Wind in the Willows. Set Design…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 03:10AM
Tuesday, September 12, 2023

“Hippest Trip: The Soul Train Musical” Celebrates Don Cornelius’ Journey—at ACT by Bdhorwitz

Morisseau, Seymour, Brown Throw a Spectacular Dance Party! by Daniel Augustin Macri & Barry David Horwitz “Hippest Trip” is the ultimate Spectacle. This stunning party features vibra…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 02:58PM
Saturday, September 9, 2023

“Odyssey” Takes a Spectacular Trip into Our Hearts—at Marin by Bdhorwitz

Lisa Peterson’s Four Epic SuperWomen Reboot Homer by Barry David Horwitz Generations have pondered whether to admire or scorn Odysseus for his love affairs, lack of compassion, and clever …

SOURCE: Theatrius at 04:58AM
Friday, August 25, 2023

“Sylvester, The Mighty Real” Sanctifies S.F. Disco Queen—at Eye Zen by Bdhorwitz

Marvin K. White’s Haight Street Tour Evokes Summer of Love by Barry David Horwitz Walking up Haight Street again reminds me of that long ago Summer of Love in 1967. Even today, the street …

SOURCE: Theatrius at 04:42PM
Monday, August 21, 2023

“Corteo” Soars Skyward on Poetic Circus Power—at Cirque du Soleil by Bdhorwitz

Daniel Finzi Pasca Melds Italian Passion & Amazing Acrobats by Barry David Horwitz Montreal’s Cirque du Soleil brings a new personal and affectionate circus style to San Francisco, aft…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 02:32PM
Saturday, August 12, 2023

“Josephine’s Feast” Serves Up Mom’s Righteous Rebellion—at Magic by Bdhorwitz

Star Finch’s Bold Banquet Bursts a Family’s Bubble by Barry David Horwitz Watching Margo Hall dictating Josephine’s wishes and plans into a laptop throws open a window into a mother’…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 12:41AM
Saturday, August 5, 2023

“Tina—The Tina Turner Musical” Rocks Women’s Rights—at BroadwaySF by Bdhorwitz

Katori Hall Hits High Notes of Tina’s Titanic Tale by Barry David Horwitz You don’t have to be a Tina Turner fan to enjoy “Tina—The Tina Turner Musical” at BroadwaySF. If you are b…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 04:52PM
Friday, June 23, 2023

“Citizen Brain” Proves We’re All in This Together—at The Marsh by Bdhorwitz

Josh Kornbluth Combines Comedy, Genius, & Caring by Barry David Horwitz What a show! What a Genius! “Citizen Brain” is a one man show by the extraordinary Josh Kornbluth, who knows h…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 02:41PM
Tuesday, June 20, 2023

“The Never Too Late Show”: Tales of Hilarious Homeboy in Hollywood—at The Marsh by Bdhorwitz

Don Reed Wins Our Hearts with Warmth & Wit—Oakland Style by Barry David Horwitz If you’ve never seen a Don Reed stand-up show, now is the time for a rare treat. Don Reed has come hom…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 03:07PM
Saturday, May 27, 2023

“Let the Right One In”: Shocking Story of Vampires in Our Lives—at Berkeley Rep by Bdhorwitz

Jack Thorne Mingles Bat Love with Modern Mayhem by Barry David Horwitz “Let the Right One In” offers a theatrical spectacle that mingles slow moving horror with intimate adolescent yearn…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 05:29PM
Wednesday, May 17, 2023

“Exhaustion Arroyo”: A Trip from Pizza Slavery to Redwood Heaven—at Cutting Ball by Bdhorwitz

W. Fran Astorga’s Comic Vision Inspires with Grace & Eco-Poetry by Barry David Horwitz I have never seen a play like “Exhaustion Arroyo: Dancin’ Trees in the Ravine.”  “Arroyo…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 09:53PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards