Jonathan Spector

Mick Mize (foreground) and, from left, Lauren Andrei Garcia, Jessica Lea Risco, Gabriel Montoya, Tim Garcia are Millie Brooks are charming in Custom Made and Just Theater’s “Good. Better. Best. Bested.” (Courtesy Jay Yamada)

‘Good. Better. Best. Bested.’ a wild and whimsical Las Vegas-set comedy

Don’t worry about the awkward title. Jonathan Spector’s “Good. Better. Best. Bested.,”…


From left, Teddy Spencer, Lisa Anne Porter, Elizabeth Carter, Rolf Saxon and Charisse Loriaux appear in Jonathan Spector’s “Eureka Day,” an Aurora Theatre Company premiere. (Courtesy David Allen)

‘Eureka Day’ cleverly balances comedy, tragedy and political correctness

There’s a scene toward the end of the first act in local…


Staged readings of works by Hansol Jung, Walt McGough, Philana Omorotionmwan, Andrew P. Saito, Jonathan Spector and Sarah Sander make up the 39th Bay Area Playwrights Festival. (Courtesy Photos)

Playwrights tackle modern issues in new works fest

Six brand-new plays delve into themes as contemporary as “cross-border social media…



Just Theater scores with Cold War comedy

Sometimes you can tell that a production will be good from the…