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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

‘Ghost of King’ channels radical speech by Civil Right leader to a T

Michael Wayne Turner III’s solo show at OTP masterfully evokes the Rev. Dr., but could go much further.

A time-jumping tale of environmental degradation in ‘Garuda’s Wing’

Gripping tale and great ensemble work from Magic Theatre drive home heavy subject without bumper sticker platitudes.

SF Opera tackles mass shootings and class privilege in ‘Innocence’

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‘Best Available’: For theater lovers, uncomfortable in all the right ways

Shotgun Players' production wends through the tangle of absurdities of being artistic in a capitalist world.

When is a flute not a flute? SF Opera’s ‘Magic Flute’ pipes a wild tune

A blizzard of visual distractions—welcome, overwhelming—marks Suzanne Andrade's cinematic production.

Life ends at 30? It’s complicated (and very Gen X) in ‘tick, tick… BOOM!’

Jonathan Larson's musical, which itself is turning 30, documents an artist's frustrations at a transitional age.

‘Galileo’: Strangely familiar music of the spheres

Script is sharp, cast is good, and music is catchy, yet rock musical at Berkeley Rep just misses cosmic harmony.

Killing My Lobster dives into improv pot for ‘Lobster Boil,’ emerges fully cooked

Unique script pushes the veteran comedy troupe to push for laughs like they have something to prove.

‘Hear Our Voices’: How many colors are in that Pride flag?

Left Coast Theatre Co.’s new show of shorts aims to represent myriad queer identities—and almost gets there

Mythic TikTok: Ancient heartbreak gets a Gen Z update in ‘Red Red Red’

OTP's staging of poet Anne Carsons retelling of the Greek tale of Geryon nails eternal youthful crushes.