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Antaeus Theatre Company’s ‘The Little Foxes’ : Delicious and Delicately Ferocious

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Antaeus' The Little Foxes made an exciting move in casting Deborah Puette in the role of Regina Hubbard Giddens. Puette plays to her absolute strength in Lillian Hellman's classic 20th century drama, set... Continue Reading →

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Christian Levatino’s, ‘King Dick’: Twisted and Hysterical

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey “Christmastime, 1970: The King just spent 100 G’s on gifts, and he’s on the run from Graceland. High on Demerol, high on liquid Ritalin, and with the help of his dead twin brother Jesse, Elvis concocts... Continue Reading →

Christian Levatino’s Black Bag Pentalogy: Eavesdropping on a ‘Sunny Afternoon’

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey Christian Levatino’s Black Bag Pentalogy is a series of five dark comedies that “hold a magnifying glass to five very distinct moments in American history between 1954 and 1972.” The first three plays in the pentalogy... Continue Reading →

Peeling Layers of Human Behavior in Force of Nature Productions’ ‘Gray People’

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm’s new play Gray People, produced by Force of Nature Productions, appearing at The Belfry Stage 11031 Camarillo St. North Hollywood, is an engrossing study of human behavior and a thoroughly enjoyable drama with the... Continue Reading →

The Truth Will Get You Fired in ‘Kings’ at South Coast Rep

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move "The more things change the more they stay the same." Idealists beware if you're headed to Washington. You won't be welcome, and you most likely won't be there for very long. The game... Continue Reading →

Door Number 3’s ‘Radiant Vermin’: Fiercely Energetic and Well Realized

Reviewed by Guy Pico What moral compromises would you be prepared to make to create a better life for your family? This is the central question for a struggling British couple in Philip Ridley's timely and challenging play, Radiant Vermin,... Continue Reading →

CRE’s ‘The Boys Next Door’: Navigating A Complicated Life

By Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move The Boys Next Door lands one of the bigger October surprises with a stellar performance at The Blue Door, Culver City. Featuring cast members of Rex & Friends, Theatre by the Blind and... Continue Reading →

Feel like your life is surreal? Enter ‘The Marriage Zone’ at the Santa Monica Playhouse

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move If you're entering The Marriage Zone with a healthy amount of skepticism, your fears, dreams and doubts will not be denied. Where most relationships can make you occasionally feel like you are living... Continue Reading →

‘I Am Charlie’ at the Promenade Playhouse Isn’t Really About Charles Manson.

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Psychologically mediocre, I Am Charlie at the Promenade Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA doesn't reveal anything new about all that has been written on the late American criminal, cult leader and L.A. music industry... Continue Reading →

‘Martians – An Evening with Ray Bradbury’, reviewed

by Matt Ritchey Many one-person shows about famous personages involve an actor doing an impression of said personage talking directly to the audience about their life, giving us a biography with dramatic flair. Martians - An Evening with Ray Bradbury... Continue Reading →

HFF18 Encores, ‘The Rental’, reviewed

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move The rather casual opening gives no indication to The Rental's streamy storytelling and sophisticated tête-à-tête. Lead actress (and executive producer) Alexandra Astin really packs a wallop in this straight-up/sexed-down, provocative comedy by degrees. Keith (Jake... Continue Reading →

HFF18 ‘Maron Doll’, reviewed

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Losing what grounds our very existence, beautiful and awful, is terrifying to face. Maron Doll gets points for head-on tackling a subject that not many playwrights or productions have the will to do.... Continue Reading →

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