Dave Rabinow

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Review: Wilbury Group’s We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay!

Social injustice is no laughing matter. But Italian satirist and playwright Dario Fo has made a career out of throwing his hands up and responding in comical derision.
Food fight
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 26, 2011

Review: Elemental's hit-and-miss 'Go.Go Plays'

Elemental Theatre Collective's "Go.Go Plays" have been an imaginative grab bag of one-acts since 2007, and the fifth annual event is no exception.
Finding the funny
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 11, 2011

Twisted sister

Wow. An explosive performance could be anticipated, since Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the story of an anguished life transformation.
Perishable’s knockout Hedwig and the Angry Inch
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 23, 2010

Cabin Fever

Sometimes a solitary cabin in the woods is just a solitary cabin in the woods, Freud might have said, but sometimes it's epitomizing psychological isolation and yearning for human connection.
Elemental’s ‘the father, the son and the holy go.go’
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 29, 2010

Hearts and souls (and laughs too)

It's been a good year for theater around here — an ingeniously roasted dramatic chestnut here, a new and safely landed flight of fancy there. Below are 10 productions that particularly stood out.
The 10 best theater productions of 2009
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 25, 2009

Review: deca*go*go

If you're enjoying Elemental Theatre's wild and whimsical deca*go*go at Perishable Theatre (through March 1), you're not likely to be reminded of Elizabethan sonnets, but think about it.
S tream of surrealism
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 28, 2009


Anything but tame

Director Peter Sampieri and an ace troupe are mounting a slam-bang production of the comedy that sparkles with originality and resolves a feminist objection to the play that we can assume is older than the play itself.
A smart take on Shakespeare’s Shrew
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 20, 2008

Lowbrow fun

Outdoor summer performances have so much going against them.
Elemental Theatre’s wacky King Stag
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 06, 2007

Five dimensions

Entertainment has gotten a lot more creative since Mickey Rooney chirped to Judy Garland: “Hey! Let’s put on a show!”
Elemental’s captivating pent•a•go•go
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 10, 2007