Category Archives: Theater

Ted Lange’s “The Journals of Osborne P. Anderson”: Opens in a World Premiere to Awed and Standing Ovation!

People who need overthrowing?  This world will never experience a dearth of such disturbing denizens but none stand out so dramatically as slave owners and slave owner supporters the nation over–at the apex of the conflict that would ultimately foreshadow … Continue reading

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New American Theatre’s “63 Trillion”: Pricelessly Performed to Plentiful Applause!

What if the financial world as we knew it suddenly went “radioactive” and crashed more dramatically than in 2008? You’d see a lot more glassy-eyed, white knuckled white guys lope to safe deposit boxes than we’ve ever not seen the … Continue reading

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Mark Taper Forum’s Immediate Family: Yields Instant Intrigue, Outrage, and Integrity

You know how sometimes a man goes out and philanders? Ever wonder what would happen if all the children he had sired both legitimately and illegitimately came together?  Would they fight?  Would it be awkward?  Would they take to each … Continue reading

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Archway Studio Theatre’s “Deadwood Dick”: Magically Delicious (to Speak Nothing of the Slung Nuts)!

Imagine a world wherein you feel slightly like you are peeking in on a real life Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta, set it in the old west, throw in a dash of Sesame Street sketch sensibility and a pinch of bawdy … Continue reading

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Theater Review: Shakespeare in Hollywood

Shakespeare In Hollywood, now playing at the Neo Ensemble Theater, is a frothy cocktail of musical chairs with just a dash of cyanide to reflect the darkness of the Great Depression and the rise of the  a film that in … Continue reading

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The Fountain Theatre’s “I and You”: Life the Universe and Everything Explored in an Evening of Laughter, Tears, and Standing Ovation!

If I told you the entire universe could be found in a grain of sand this would not be a foreign concept. But what if I told you that it could be found in your average bedroom of a teenage … Continue reading

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“Afraid of Karma” Brings Cyrenne’s Dark Dream to Life

“If you get this in front of the right young women, you could change their lives.” The quote above is from show attendee Lexie Lowell about “Afraid of Karma,” an avant-garde multimedia show created by Harmony Jupiter (Cyrenne). “Karma” is about Jupiter … Continue reading

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Theatre 40’s American Wee-Pie: From Getting a Piece of the Pie, to Eating your Cake but Not Having it Too, to Pie in the Sky Pastry Pushing on Forward!

Imagine, if you will, living a most mundane life, just trying to make a piece of the pie only to discover that an ever bigger piece could be obtained through slinging baked goods yourself. This is exactly what Theatre 40 … Continue reading

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A Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Alan Ginsberg’s HOWL

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at 7:30pm, Hal Willner will present a celebration of Allen Ginsberg’s HOWL, featuring a cast of characters almost as surreal as the poem itself. The event is billed as “part comedy show, part concert.” Performers as diverse … Continue reading

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Offbeat L.A.: Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam- A Surreal Easter Passion Play at Vasquez Rocks

No matter what your spiritual leanings, you have to admit that some of the pomp and circumstance that goes into celebrating religious holidays is quite magical. Whether gussied up for the masses or stripped down to the bare essentials, belief … Continue reading

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