A wildly Happy homecoming at TheatreWorks

Jun 09

A wildly <i>Happy</i> homecoming at TheatreWorks

In his wildly cynical, angry, sad and, ultimately, happy new play Wild With Happy, playwright/actor (and former San Franciscan) Colman Domingo is doing several admirable things. In telling the story of a 40-year-old man who has just lost his mother, he is telling a modern fairy tale in which the mother – so often long dead and gone in such tales – is the driving force. And he's pushing hard against the enormous cultural boulder that goes by various names – cynicism, snark, realism – but is really just the absence of hope.

In its West Coast premiere from TheatreWorks, Wild With Happy is a light farce until it isn't.

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Domingo’s `Boy’ growing up off-Broadway

Apr 20

Thick Description artistic director Tony Kelly reports the good news that former San Franciscan Colman Domingo’s stellar one-man show, A Boy and His Soul, will be part of the 2009-2010 season at off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theatre. Kelly will direct, as he did in the show’s original Thick D run in 2005 and in its revival in the fall of last year. The...

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Review: `A Boy and His Soul’

Sep 07

Colman Domingo revisits his West Philadelphia, soul music-infused childhood in the solo show A Boy and His Soul at San Francisco’s Thick House. Photos by Rick Martin. Domingo’s soulful `Boy’ better than ever at Thick House (four stars) Marcel Proust had his madeleienes. Colman Domingo has his ’70s soul music. The needle touches down on the...

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Colman Domingo moves from`Strange’ to `Soul’

Sep 02

You know you’ve achieved a certain level of success when you’re on line, waiting to get into an exclusive magazine party, and Spike Lee sticks his head out the door, sees you waiting and immediately says, “Get him in here.” That’s what life is like these days for Colman Domingo, one of those Bay Area success stories: young actor moves...

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It’s good to be…Colman and Francis

May 20

Two wonderful actors, formerly of the Bay Area, are having some good days in the New York theater world. We’re sorry they’re not having good theater days in the Bay Area, but we wish them well. Here’s the scoop: Colman Domingo is starring in the Tony-nominated Passing Strange, which, incidentally, just won three Drama Desk Awards including Best...

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