Front Row Reviews

“Noises Off” Spins Social Interactions into Comedy Gold   

Novato Theater Company Michael Frayn’s “Noises Off” is a sharp, witty, and intricately twisted laugh-out-loud farce about a play that is, in itself, a farce. It hilariously explores human behaviors, their complexities, follies, and deceits. Under Carl Jordan’s creatively honed direction, this fast-paced comedy leaps from order to chaos, mirroring our tumultuous society. A Bay … Read more

“Ghost of King” Awakens King’s Powerful Passion for Humanity

Michael Wayne Turner III as Martin Luther King Jr. Thanks to the Producer, Xavier Rernard Cunningham, and the endless talent of writer, performer, Michael Wayne Turner III, we are touched to be present at Martin Luther King Jr’s last sermon. At Oakland Theatre Project, we sit waiting for the reading to begin. We hear the … Read more

“Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons” Serves Up A Twist in Language

Argo Thompson (Oliver) and Rosie Frater (Bernadette)  Photos: Dana Hunt/Courtesy of Left Edge Theatre Sam Steiner’s play, “Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons,” at Left Edge Theatre creatively explores the unique power of words. This “out-of-the-box” production challenges us to consider how many words we “really” need to convey thoughts and feelings. It also examines the … Read more