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A ‘Pulp’ Tangerine Dream by Sacred Fools

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey If you're a fan of Agatha Christie stories, '60's Hammer Horror films, Murder By Death, and gloriously goofy live productions run to see Tangerine Sunset which just opened at the Sacred Fools' Broadwater Mainstage. Peter Fluet's... Continue Reading →

A Noise Within’s ‘Othello’ Draws Parallels to Current Events

By Kevin Hopps As timely as ever, the jealous fellow: 'Othello.’ “Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I have lost my reputation!” sounds like a sound bite from the nightly news, a lament from some politician, who’s been caught in a tweet... Continue Reading →

In Antaeus Theatre’s ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ Love and Hate Are Mutual Expressions

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Antaeus Theatre Company's The Cripple of Inishmaan could be celebrated as 'the most wonderful play of their season'. The silliest of expressions, but considering its ultimately delightful nature, it fits. Noted occasionally as... Continue Reading →

‘An Inspector Calls’ at the Wallis is Absolutely Flawless

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move "The point is, you don’t seem to have learnt anything." It bears exclamation in the first line: An Inspector Calls at the Wallis Annenberg, a modern re-imagining of the original script set in 1912, directed... Continue Reading →

The fragility of human beings: ‘Too Heavy For Your Pocket’

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey Too Heavy For Your Pocket, the West Coast Premiere of Jiréh Breon Holder’s fantastic play about two families in 1960’s Nashville, is a touching and emotional success on every level and a wonderful production by Sacred... Continue Reading →

What will you let go, to be who you are? ‘Paradise’ at the Odyssey

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move A former Columbia neuroscientist turned high school biology teacher, Dr. Guy Royston (Jeff Marlow) and his gifted Yemeni-American student, a high school senior, Yasmeen al-Hamadi, (Medalion Rahimi), form an unlikely scientific partnership in... Continue Reading →

‘It’s a mad, mad world’ in ‘Hir’ at The Odyssey Theatre

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Anywhere but hir… Playwright Taylor Mac's acclaimed dysfunctional family drama Hir making its Los Angeles premiere at the Odyssey Theatre is a bleak fandango of messy but deeply serious realities. A darkly humorous... Continue Reading →

‘The Diary of Anne Frank LatinX’ : A Story For Today

By Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Noted in 2018 as ‘inspired by a real-life immigration story’ by Deadline Hollywood, Director Stan Zimmerman’s take on Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett’s (and newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman ’97 Broadway version) play,... Continue Reading →

‘Nude/Naked’: Begging for controversy

reviewed by Matt Ritchey There’s been a shooting in the house of a rich and famous 50-something Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Bennett Duquesne. His daughter Addy is at the police station and he’s not allowed to see her, but she’s not... Continue Reading →

‘Definition of Man’: When words separate us from ourselves and each other…

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move According to Wikipedia, Definition of Man, also known as the Definition of Human, originated from a summary essay of Kenneth Burke (1897–1993) which he included in his 1966 work, Language as Symbolic Action.... Continue Reading →

Why see it? Because it’s ‘Special’ … at Theatre of Note

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move What could possibly go wrong? A play about CBS' infamous The Stars Wars Holiday Special that highlighted (then) among so many #FAILS, a rather depressive Bea Arthur singing a musical number in the... Continue Reading →

Pop-Up Playhouse’s ‘Yes, Virginia’: A Gentle Comedy for the Holidays

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move As a gentle Christmas ode to friendship and hope, writers Stan Zimmerman and Christian McLaughlin return with their role-reversal, holiday comedy, Yes, Virginia (based on Zimmerman's mother and his long-time housekeeper), starring double... Continue Reading →

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