Theater review: `Mr. Marmalade’

Jun 06

Lillian Askew is 4-year-old Lucy and Gabriel Grilli is her imaginary friend, Mr. Marmalade in Noah Haidle’s oddball comedy Mr. Marmalade, a Custom Made Theatre Co. production. Photos by Bessie Delucchi Tangy `Marmalade’ oozes with creepy, chilling laughs««« ½ Jimmy Stewart had Harvey. Big Bird had Snuffleupagus. And 4-year-old Lucy has Mr....

Read More

Theater review: `Act a Lady’

Apr 16

Benjamin Pither (left), Glenn Kiser (center) and Harry Breaux are Midwestern men recruited to play French ladies in a late ’20s pageant in Jordan Harrison’s intriguing Act a Lady at the New Conservatory Theatre Center. Photos by Lois Tema Men in the `Act’ are once, twice, three times a `Lady’««« A frustrated, god-fearing woman huffs...

Read More

Review: `A New Brain’

Aug 01

Continues through Aug. 16 at Custom Stage, Off-Market Theatre   Benjamin Pither (center, in gown) is Gordon Schwinn, a man who needs a new brain in William Finn’s A New Brain, in a production from San Francisco’s Custom Made Theatre Company. Finn’s `Brain’ pulses with vigor and vitality««« William Finn’s A New Brain is a little...

Read More