The beginning of Thomas Bradshaw’s 2009 one-act “The Bereaved” — the first of Bradshaw’s many plays to be produced locally, thanks to Crowded Fire Theater — seems like a domestic comedy.
Husband Michael (Lawrence Radecker), a low-wage-earning, unambitious adjunct professor, is fiddling on his computer. Lawyer wife Carol (Michele Leavy) stomps in after a busy work day. Read More
If Tennessee Williams had been born black, he might have written a play like Christina Anderson’s “Good Goods,” receiving a stellar West Coast premiere by the ever-adventurous Crowded Fire Theater.Anderson’s script is so dense — and the dialogue so melodiously thick — that it takes a while to grasp the nuances of the various relationships among the characters in Good Goods, which is a dry-goods store in a small, blue-collar Southern town. Read More