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Charles Lewis III

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Charles Lewis III is a San Francisco-born journalist, theatre artist, and arts critic. You can find dodgy evidence of this at thethinkingmansidiot.wordpress.com

Finally, ‘Follies’—a loving tribute to a theater era long gone by

SF Playhouse stages the Sondheim favorite after years of delays, with showgirls and old hoofers in spades

Going medieval on queer fantasy in ‘Deal with the Dragon’

Fire-breathing co-dependency and a fetching drag Maleficent in Kevin Rolston's solo show at the Magic

The buck stops and/or starts with gentrification in ‘Dream Hou$e’

Two sisters must decide to preserve a family legacy or jump at a possible payday in Shotgun Players' latest

In ‘Sanctuary City,’ the teetering fates of two star-crossed DREAMers

Martyna Majok’s play at Berkeley Rep offers a damning, impressionistic view of immigration policy post-9/11

‘Boys Go to Jupiter’ asks, Can social media backlash really make someone more racist?

Word for Word's provocative staging of Danielle Evans’ short story delves into one of the era's obsessive questions

At Aurora Theatre, the ‘Wives’ shine through—and so do the mistresses

Jaclyn Backhaus' play brings historical women behind famous men to sad and hilarious life, with shining actors and direction

Circus Bella climbs, clowns, contorts in ‘Flip * Flop * Fly’

13th season sees adventurous troupe out in the parks again, this time aiming to delight the little ones.

SF Mime Troupe tackles phony liberal nostalgia in ‘Back to the Way Things Were’

For its 63rd season, the Troupe returns outdoors for a sci-fi skewering of Obama-era pieties.

The real world vs. ‘The Real Sappho’

Forced online as Cutting Ball valiantly grapples with the pandemic, Aimee Suzara's new play deserves a full production

In ‘The Mojo and the Sayso,’ the pointed aftermath of Black youth murdered by cops

Aishah Rahman's layered 1989 play finally has its Bay Area premiere—and its tale seems sadly timeless