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San Jose Repertory Theatre

Hungry for Love

George Heymont | Posted 09.24.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

"Sing For Your Supper" was one of the many delights on a menu of nearly 50 songs by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart that were performed during 42nd Street Moon's recent musical salon (Thou Swell, Thou Witty!) dedicated to the legendary songwriting team.

Comedy, Tonight!

George Heymont | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

A popular show business axiom insists that "Dying is easy, comedy is hard." While any performer who has bombed onstage will quickly acknowledge this bitter truth, the bottom line is that comedy depends on good ideas and solid execution.

God Save This Queen

George Heymont | Posted 04.24.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

The bottom line is simple: Coming out of the closet is not only good for anyone who is gay, it helps the people in his life secure a desperate grasp on reality.

In Search of Fresh Holiday Fare

George Heymont | Posted 02.27.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

For some theatre companies, the challenge of the holiday season is to find a way to make an old story seem relevant to contemporary audiences. Two of 2013's Bay area productions (based on classic pieces of literature) offered audiences an unintentional opportunity to do just that.

When You Are In Love And Very Young At Heart

George Heymont | Posted 01.31.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

As ardently as young men may worship someone, their tendency to objectify that person prevents them from developing the social skills necessary to build a relationship. Adoration is thrilling and fine. Genuine intimacy, however, can be much too frightening to sustain

The Fine Art of Pleasuring a Big Black Giant

George Heymont | Posted 07.07.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Earlier this year, I attended the opening nights of two Bay area productions that could not have been more dissimilar. In each case, the audience's final response was telling.

Vincent Kartheiser Talks Plays, Mad Men And Living Off The Grid

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.31.2012 | Arts

Vincent Kartheiser, best known for his depiction of ornery "Mad Men" exec Pete Campbell, has been an actor for the better part of his life. He grew up...

Revolution, Romance & Rasputin: Haiku Reviews

Posted 06.07.2011 | Arts

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

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...