KPFA theatre critic Richard Wolinsky reviews “Cloud 9” by Caryl Churchill, at Custom Made Theatre in San Francisco through December 15, 2019. Custom Made website Text of review: During the Victorian era, the tyranny of colonialism went unchecked, as did sexual and gender-based oppression. Straitjacketed in their roles through patriarchy, the power disparity between men … Continued

Marc Bruni, co-director of “The Tale of Despereaux,” a new musical, at Berkeley Rep through January 5, 2020, is interviewed by KPFA theatre critic Richard Wolinsky. “The Tale of Despereaux” is based on the Newberry winning children’s book by Kate Di Camillo and the animated film released in 2008, and concerns a mouse intent on rescuing a human princess kidnapped by the castle rats.