Michael Gene Sullivan

From left, Ajna Jai, Jason Kuykendall, Tristan Cunningham, Michael Gene Sullivan and Ron Campbell are funny in TheatreWorks’ entertaining “Around the World in 80 Days,” based on the Jules Verne novel. (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

Hilarity ensues in TheatreWorks ‘Around the World in 80 Days’

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley deserves to have a holiday hit on its hands…

 

Cal Shakes boasts an excellent ensemble -- from left, Lamont Thompson, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Safiya Fredericks and Aldo Billingslea -- in its West Coast premiere of Marcus Gardley’s “black odyssey.”  (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

Ancient myth, modern-day Oakland meld in ‘black odyssey’

In Homer’s ancient epic “The Odyssey,” Ulysses sails slowly back to Greece…

 

Monique Hafen and Jeffrey Brian Adams appear in San Francisco Playhouse’s “She Loves Me.” (Courtesy Jessica Palopoli)

SF Playhouse’s ‘She Loves Me’ a sweet holiday treat

Look out, Ebenezer Scrooge, and move over, Nutcracker. “She Loves Me,” which…

 

From left, Lisa Hori-Garcia, Rotimi Agbabiaka, Velina Brown and Keiko Shimosato Carreiro are versatile in the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled.” (Courtesy Mike@mikemelnyk.com)

SF Mime Troupe tackles politics of education in ‘Schooled’

Even though the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s 57th season production “Schooled” focuses…

From left, Lisa Hori-Garcia, Rotimi Agbabiaka, Velina Brown and Keiko Shimosato Carreiro are versatile in the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled.” (Courtesy Mike@mikemelnyk.com)
From left, Paige Mayes, Clara McDaniel and Tavia Percia appear in the African-American Shakespeare Company’s excellent production of George C. Wolfe’s “The Colored Museum.” (Courtesy Lance Huntley)

‘Colored Museum’ a sharp, spot-on satire

The abundant acting and directing talent on display in African-American Shakespeare Company’s…

From left, Paige Mayes, Clara McDaniel and Tavia Percia appear in the African-American Shakespeare Company’s excellent production of George C. Wolfe’s “The Colored Museum.” (Courtesy Lance Huntley)
From left, Lisa Hori-Garcia, George P. Scott and Hugo E Carbajal are versatile in San Francisco Mime Troupe’s 2015 show, “Freedomland.” (Courtesy DavidAllenStudio.com)

‘Freedomland’ asks tough questions amid music, laughs

How can we live in a world like this? That’s the question,…

From left, Lisa Hori-Garcia, George P. Scott and Hugo E Carbajal are versatile in San Francisco Mime Troupe’s 2015 show, “Freedomland.” (Courtesy DavidAllenStudio.com)
From left, Michael Gene Sullivan and George P. Scott appear in San Francisco Mime Troupe’s new show “Freedomland.” (Courtesy DavidAllenStudio.com)

Mime Troupe’s ‘Freedomland’ explores the farce of racism

Producing a play about racism in the summer of 2015 might seem…

From left, Michael Gene Sullivan and George P. Scott appear in San Francisco Mime Troupe’s new show “Freedomland.” (Courtesy DavidAllenStudio.com)
COURTESY JIM NORRENAVelina Brown appears in “Recipe

‘Recipe’ a witty comedy about revolutionary bakers

“The nose is in the box with the chicken,” whispers nonprofit radio…

COURTESY JIM NORRENAVelina Brown appears in “Recipe
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SF Mime Troupe takes to the Bay in ‘Ripple Effect’

“Ripple Effect” is a different kind of San Francisco Mime Troupe show,…

COURTESY DAVIDALLENSTUDIO.COMFrom left
Courtesy PhotoMichael Gene Sullivan

Acting elevates adaptation of Dostoevsky’s ‘Grand Inquisitor’

Occasionally actors appear in roles they seem born to play. Such is…

Courtesy PhotoMichael Gene Sullivan
Courtesy photoExcellent ensemble: From left

‘Wonderful Life’ hits airwaves

The talent assembled at Marin Theatre Company for “It’s a Wonderful Life:…

Courtesy photoExcellent ensemble: From left
Courtesy photoTale with nuance: Reggie D. White plays activist-socialist Damian Landless and Velina Brown plays soldier Lucy Fairweather in the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “For the Greater Good

San Francisco Mime Troupe skilled in subtle satire

On opening day at Dolores Park, during the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s…

Courtesy photoTale with nuance: Reggie D. White plays activist-socialist Damian Landless and Velina Brown plays soldier Lucy Fairweather in the San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “For the Greater Good
COURTESY PHOTOTitle role: L. Jeffrey Moore is among the excellent ensemble in African-American Shakespeare Company’s “Julius Caesar.”

A highly charged, compact 'Julius Caesar’

If you doubt whether six actors can effectively play all necessary roles…

COURTESY PHOTOTitle role: L. Jeffrey Moore is among the excellent ensemble in African-American Shakespeare Company’s “Julius Caesar.”