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Antaeus Theatre’s ‘Eight Nights’ Offers an Abundance of Humanity

Reviewed by Guy Picot The past is always with us in haunting Hanukkah history. Jennifer Maisel's family drama Eight Nights, in repertoire through December 15 at Antaeus Theatre Company, has a neat device: Show one night of Hanukkah each decade... Continue Reading →

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‘Supportive White Parents’ Expands at The Second City Hollywood

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey Joy Regullano’s inspired musical about reconciling oneself with how they were raised has moved from its debut at the Hollywood Fringe Festival and into The Second City Hollywood’s Second Floor theater  (6560 Hollywood Blvd.), playing Fridays... Continue Reading →

‘Neil Simon’s Musical Fools’: Another Rollicking Open Fist Triumph

Reviewed by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move As it turns out, Open Fist’s production of Neil Simon’s Musical Fools playing at the Atwater Village Theater is not only a winner under the direction of Ron West, it’s pretty damned... Continue Reading →

Mixed Feelings with Sam Shepard’s ‘Buried Child’ at A Noise Within

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey I watched A Noise Within’s production of Sam Shepard’s Buried Child through what seemed like a gaussian fabric – through it, I saw great acting, a gorgeous set, good direction, and high-quality performance. What was obscured... Continue Reading →

Celebration Theatre’s ‘Ravenswood Manor’ Is Serially Eccentric

Reviewed by Guy Picot If you like late-night camp-horror-soap opera comedy but also like being home in bed by 10:30 p.m. then Ravenswood Manor at Celebration Theatre is just the ticket. An episodic play (I saw episodes One and Two),... Continue Reading →

IAMA’s ‘A Kid Like Jake’ Has Its Own Point of View

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey IAMA Theatre Company’s West Coast Premiere of Daniel Pearle’s A Kid Like Jake  has arrived at the perfect time. Or, rather, it has been wisely remounted at the perfect time. New York City couple Alex and... Continue Reading →

Antaeus Theatre Company’s ‘The Abuelas’ Reopens Old Wounds and Explores Forgiveness

Reviewed by Guy Picot Stephanie Alison Walker's The Abuelas was developed, in part, through the Antaeus Playwright Lab and is the first such piece to receive a full production there. The wide Antaeus stage is transformed into an immaculate Chicago... Continue Reading →

Deaf West’s ‘The Solid Life of Sugar Water’: Signs of Hyper Intimacy

By Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move If it’s never occurred to you just how graphic sign language can be, I dare you right now to go out and ‘listen’ to it for yourself. And here’s an opportunity. At least,... Continue Reading →

Independent women in the modern age? That just won’t do. ‘Deadly’ at the Broadwater

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move The story of H.H. Holmes is a fascinating one. At least in the context of the century in which he lived. A classic psychotic serial killer, con artist, and bigamist, Holmes is America's... Continue Reading →

Baddass Bitchery and by the way…Yeah, ‘It’s Personal’

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move For a woman… This is the moment when you identify with every story being told, right from your seat, mere inches from the stage. The flashpoint of real courage in word and deed... Continue Reading →

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey The set design by Courtney Dusenberry, light design by Adam Roy, and music and sound design by Tyler Western and Jeremiah Pfleiger in 134 West’s production of Macbeth are fabulous. What looks like an Arizona desert... Continue Reading →

Force of Nature Productions…”What a rush!”

Contributed by Matt Ritchey A “Rush” is an evening of theatre, written and rehearsed in a two to three-week-window and performed over a short weekend or series of weekends. It’s an event that Force of Nature Productions has put up several... Continue Reading →

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