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Marin Theatre Company

Papa, Can You Hear Me?

George Heymont | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

I first saw Wilson's play during its 1987 pre-Broadway tryout at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco with James Earl Jones in the lead role. At the time, I found it difficult to appreciate Wilson's play.

Some Like It Raw

George Heymont | Posted 03.01.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

It's easy to reach a point where one no longer wishes to attend performances of The Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol, Handel's Messiah, or Hansel and Gretel because repetition has dulled the thrill.

Lie! Lie! My Darling

George Heymont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Dialect plays a critical role in David Lindsay-Abaire's heart-rending dramedy, Good People. Set in South Boston, it captures the sound of New Englanders who have been stuck in a pocket of economic depression for years with little chance of finding a better life.

My Bay Area Falls Arts Preview (Next Three Weeks)

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

In San Francisco, tradition has it that the fall arts season begins with the gala opening nights of the San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Opera.

Period Pieces

George Heymont | Posted 10.02.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

While plays that are set in a time and place far removed from today are often referred to as "historical dramas" or "period pieces," the knowledge of different historical periods bestowed on us through paintings, sculpture, and literature allows us to have fun with history.

Sweating Out a Surrealist Nightmare

George Heymont | Posted 04.26.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Do your nightmares make you feel like you've entered The Twilight Zone? Do you feel trapped in a surrealistic cesspool? You are not alone.

Suburban Nightmares

George Heymont | Posted 06.19.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

2012-04-19-pullquote.jpgAlthough the play certainly has its flaws, it's based on an interesting conceit which takes the audience within a stone's throw of The Twilight Zone.

Blow Out Your Candles, Laura

George Heymont | Posted 02.07.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

2011-12-08-Screenshot20111208at10.41.01AM.jpg In preparing for the Marin Theatre Company's production of The Glass Menagerie, director Jasson Minadakis was determined to take a much different approach to the text.

Laying a Clear Dramatic Foundation

George Heymont | Posted 10.22.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Each play took place in a very different time frame and was written by a playwright with a unique world view. Each was the work of an extremely prolific playwright.

Haiku Reviews: Silent Films To The Role Of Sir | LA, SF

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a weekly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the traditio...

Reckoning Theatre: Big Questions, Small Casts in 2 Bay Area Shows

Lauren Gunderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauren Gunderson

I was going to save my continuing exploration of the term "political play" for Berkeley Rep's upcoming (and highly anticipated) The Great Game: Afghan...