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Wednesday, October 18, 2023

“The Engine of Our Disruption” Exposes Corporate Abuse of AI—at Central Works by Patricia L. Morin

Patricia Milton Throws a Wrench into Business “Ethics” by Patricia L. Morin Through a unique comedic lens, Patricia Milton targets the growing unethical use of AI by corrupt corporations…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 05:22AM
Thursday, October 12, 2023

“Edit Annie” Exposes Hazards of the Internet—at Crowded Fire by Patricia L. Morin

Mary Glen Frederick Divulges Techie Distortions   by Patricia L. Morin In “Edit Annie,” playwright Mary Glen Frederick unfolds an threatening experimental world that grips us in a techn…

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Monday, October 9, 2023

“Nollywood Dreams” Makes Fun of Hollywood Types in Nigeria—at SF Playhouse by Patricia L. Morin

Jocelyn Bioh Bridges Gap Between Cultures with Humor  by Patricia L. Morin As one Nigerian sister exclaims, “When it hits, it hits,” and SF Playhouse’s “Nollywood Dreams” has stru…

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Sunday, September 24, 2023

“Overlooked Latinas” Celebrates Gender Fluid & Lesbian Lovers—at The Rhino by Patricia L. Morin

Banner photo: Tina D’Elia as Lupe Vélez Tina D’Elia Weaves Latina Activism into Solo Comedy  by Patricia L. Morin The premise of “Overlooked Latinas” is brilliant. Tina D’Elia s…

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“Bald Sisters” Clash over Contrasting Childhoods—at The Stage by Patricia L. Morin

Vichet Chum Dives into Cambodian Sisters’ Debate on Mother’s Death  by Patricia L. Morin “Bald Sisters” engages us in a microscopic view of two estranged sisters’ reactions to the…

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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

“The Addams Family” Explodes with Music & Fun—at Novato by Patricia L. Morin

Brickman & Elice Revive Comedy/Horror Love Story by Patricia L. Morin As the old TV theme song goes: “They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky,” and never lost for…

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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

“Born With Teeth” Exposes Two Poets’ Love & Terror—at Aurora by Patricia L. Morin

Liz Duffy Adams’ Dynamic Dialogue Evokes Elizabethan Giants by Patricia L. Morin “Born With Teeth” is a dynamic presentation of theater art directed by Josh Costello who brings us an e…

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“Grandma & Me: An Ode to Single Parents” Celebrates Love—at The Marsh by Patricia L. Morin

Brian Copeland Touches Our Hearts with Family Story   by Patricia L. Morin Brian Copeland greets us as though we were friends whom he invited into his living room to hear a personal story.…

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Thursday, August 10, 2023

“Twelfth Night” Shines New Light on Shakespeare Comedy—at Marin Shakes by Patricia L. Morin

 Bridgette Loriaux Spotlights Woman Power & Identity by Patricia L. Morin Walking into the Forest Meadows Amphitheatre at Dominican University, I eyed rows upon rows of wooden seats sur…

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Monday, July 10, 2023

“A Chorus Line” Electrifies the Stage!—at S.F. Playhouse by Patricia L. Morin

Michael Bennett Exposes Broadway Dancers’ Anguish & Joy by Patricia L. Morin “A Chorus Line” engulfs the audience in radiant Broadway colors, exquisite dance steps, and magnificent…

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Thursday, July 6, 2023

“Out Of Character” Highlights Anguish of an American Identity—at Berkeley Rep by Patricia L. Morin

Ari’el Stachel’s Cultural Confusion Exposes Actor’s Fears   by Patricia L. Morin In “Out of Character,” Ari’el Stachel, 2018 Tony Award winner, pulls out all the stops. He unfo…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 02:38PM
Tuesday, June 27, 2023

“The Dignity Circle” Questions Identity & Power—at Central Works by Patricia L. Morin

Lauren Smerkanich Exposes Manipulation of Emotions for Profit by Patricia L. Morin “The Dignity Circle” engages us from the first words spoken: “What would you do with 40,000 dollars?�…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 08:53AM
Friday, June 23, 2023

“In the Evening by the Moonlight” Hansberry, Baldwin, Simone Live Again—at LHT by Patricia L. Morin

Traci Tolmaire’s Renowned Black Artists Confront 50s Racism by Patricia L. Morin “In the Evening by the Moonlight”—by Traci Tolmaire with Margo Hall—honors Lorraine Hansberry, Jame…

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Monday, June 12, 2023

“The Road to Mecca” Unfolds the Fragility of Aging—at Z Space by Patricia L. Morin

Athol Fugard’s Triumphant Sculptor Builds Her Mecca at Home by Patricia L. Morin Athol Fugard’s 2011 “The Road to Mecca” touches an issue many senior citizens face today, especially …

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Monday, May 22, 2023

“I’ll Eat You Last” Serves Up Power, Fame, Obsession—at Spindrift  by Patricia L. Morin

John Logan Celebrates Sue Mengers, Hollywood’s First Woman Superagent by Patricia L. Morin “I’ll eat you last” is the caustic last sentence the renowned Hollywood talent agent Sue Me…

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Thursday, May 18, 2023

“Chinglish” Mingles Language & Politics in Brilliant Comedy—at SF Playhouse by Patricia L. Morin

David Henry Hwang Uses Love to Expose Deception in China/U.S. Deals by Patricia L. Morin In his crafty comedy “Chinglish,” David Henry Hwang forces us to face the consequences of rampant…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 02:56PM
Friday, May 12, 2023

“Where Did We Sit on the Bus?” Rolls to a Stop—at MTC by Patricia L. Morin

Brian Quijada’s Musical Unravels a Latin Life by Patricia L. Morin In class at a young age, Satya Chávez attempts to understand the defiance of Rosa Parks, a Black woman, when she sat dow…

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023

“Boeing Boeing” Flies Us into Deception & Folly—at Benicia by Patricia L. Morin

Marc Camoletti’s Farce Unwinds a Parisian Don Juan’s Scheme   by Patricia L. Morin “Boeing Boeing,” a 1960s jet-set farce, is the world’s most frequently performed French play. …

SOURCE: Theatrius at 05:49PM
Tuesday, April 25, 2023

“To Master the Art” Blends French Food, U.S. Politics, & Love—at CCCT by Patricia L. Morin

Brown & Frew Revive the Tale of Julia Child in France by Patricia L. Morin “To Master the Art” is an enjoyable mix of French history, American intrigue, and humorous cooking lessons.…

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Friday, April 14, 2023

“Come From Away”: 9/11 Musical Evokes Exquisite Hospitality—at Broadway SF by Patricia L. Morin

Sankoff & Hein’s Music Blends Generosity & Good Will by Patricia L. Morin “Come From Away” engulfs us in an incredible true story following 9/11, when a small community in Gand…

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Monday, April 10, 2023

“English” Evaluates the Power Behind a Single Test—at Berkeley Rep by Patricia L. Morin

Sanaz Toossi Exposes Clash of Language & Dreams by Patricia L. Morin You often hear Americans asking, “Do you know English?” Sanaz Toossi’s unique classroom play “English” spot…

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Thursday, March 23, 2023

“Dry Powder” Spotlights Wall Street Power-Brokers—at Left Edge by Patricia L. Morin

Sarah Burgess Unfolds Conflicts in Corporate Takeover by Patricia L. Morin In the high-stakes private corporate world, “dry powder” is the phrase used for the cash the company has on-han…

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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

“Clue” Melds Mystery & Comedy into Entertaining Adventure—at SF Playhouse by Patricia L. Morin

Sandy Rustin Makes Familiar Tale Unique and Hilarious by Patricia L Morin   Sandy Rustin’s “Clue,” based on the famous board game and the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn, exposes the fum…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 11:11AM
Tuesday, March 14, 2023

“’Tasha” Tackles Raw Racism—at 3Girls by Patricia L. Morin

Cat Brooks Offers One Woman’s View of Horrifying Police Brutality by Patricia L. Morin and Karen Marguerite Caronna We are immediately greeted, entering Z Below’s intimate space, to a ph…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 03:06AM
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

“Dear San Francisco” Wows with Kaleidoscopic Acrobatics—at Club Fugazi by Patricia L. Morin

The 7 Fingers Integrates S.F. History with Breathtaking Feats  by Patricia L. Morin Club Fugazi houses a majestic theater designed in 1913 by Italian architect Italo Zanolini as a community…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 01:42AM
Sunday, February 19, 2023

“The Headlands” Highlights Gap Between Memory & Reality—at ACT by Patricia L. Morin

Christopher Chen Creates a Complex Mystery by Patricia L. Morin “The Headlands” captures us in an inventive murder mystery that intertwines a dysfunctional Asian American family with que…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 05:45PM
Monday, February 13, 2023

“Rumors” Runs Rampant with Slapstick Comedy—at Coastal Rep by Patricia L. Morin

Neil Simon’s Humor Unfolds Folly of Misunderstandings by Patricia L. Morin Neil Simon’s hilarious play “Rumors” has found its comedic niche with Coastal Rep’s talented ensemble. In…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 01:58AM
Wednesday, February 8, 2023

“Sidekicked” Portrays the Pain of Playing Second Banana—at Sonoma Arts by Patricia L. Morin

Kim Powers’ Solo Play Spotlights Versatile Vivian Vance’s Career           by Patricia L. Morin “Sidekicked” spotlights vibrant Vivian Vance’s feelings about playing down-…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 07:09PM
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

“Clyde’s”: Rough & Tumble Diner Serves Up Mixed Sandwiches—at Berkeley Rep by Patricia L. Morin

Lynne Nottage Pits Rigged Justice vs. Self-Empowerment by Patricia L. Morin In Berkeley Rep’s “Clyde’s,” four ex-cons fresh out of prison and a boss straight out of Dante’s Inferno…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 06:04AM
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

“Slow Food”: Three Superb Actors Serve Up Quick Laughs—at Altarena by Patricia L. Morin

Wendy MacLeod Dishes Out Feast of Thoughtful Delights   by Patricia L. Morin You know what it’s like, right? You’re on vacation, waiting in a restaurant for waitstaff to serve you.  It…

SOURCE: Theatrius at 08:43PM
Tuesday, December 20, 2022

“As You Like It”: Weaves Past & Future in Magical Forest—at SF Playhouse by Patricia L. Morin

Taub & Woolery’s Musical Updates Shakespeare’s Rom-Com by Patricia L. Morin & Barry David Horwitz In Director Bill English’s Tiffany-bejeweled Forest of Arden, trees glow with …

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