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GOTM THEATER REVIEW: THIS WONDERFUL LIFE at Rogue Machine at The Matrix

By Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move ©Gia On The Move 2021 “It is a terrifying, asphyxiating story about growing up and relinquishing your dreams, of seeing your father driven to the grave before his time, of living among bitter,... Continue Reading →

GOTM REVIEW: THE WOLFE AND THE BIRD at the Matrix Theatre

Reviewed by Deborah Klugman Night. A car halts at the side of a dirt road. A harsh female voice orders a youngster, played by writer/performer Rachel Parker, to get out [!] — then drives off, leaving the terrified child behind.... Continue Reading →

HFF21 REVIEW: BLACK WOMAN IN DEEP WATER

Reviewed by Guy Picot The Actors Company on Formosa seems even further from the heart of things than usual in this year's sparsely populated Fringe, but I ventured that far west for my first taste of the festival and was... Continue Reading →

HFF21 REVIEW: DECONSTRUCTING HOLLY

One take on DECONSTRUCTING HOLLY a one-woman show by Holly Sidell (Presented at The Broadwater Black Box) is that it could just be really hard to voice sensitive issues about ourselves without feeling the need to apologize.  Or maybe it’s just that the rest... Continue Reading →

Fringe Review: Bela Lugosi Meets Edna St. Vincent Millay

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Sometimes being too clever can get you into trouble. In playwright/showbusiness historian Jordan R. Young’s 30 minute solo play turned film, “Bela Lugosi Meets Edna St. Vincent Millay,” actress Susanne Pinedo intertwines the loosely related lives... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘Pretty Witty Nell’, reviewed

Reviewed by Guy Picot In 2015 British actress Bella Merlin brought her one-woman show, Nell Gwynne: A Dramatick Essaye in Acting and Prostitution to the Hollywood Fringe. This year Melanie Johnson steps into the corsets in Rogue Shakespeare's "Pretty, Witty... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘Internal’, reviewed

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey Internal is the newest immersive piece from They Played Productions and it’s their strongest showing at the Hollywood Fringe Festival yet. Walking down Vine in Hollywood at night on your own, many people are wary of... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘Pit of Goblins’, reviewed

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey You hear “one-person show” and you get the image of someone using direct-address to talk to the audience about their story – coming to Los Angeles, their disease, whatever it is that their personal story might... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘Livin’ The Dream’, reviewed

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey If ever a Fringe show were to be labeled unironically as “charming,” Bob Leggett’s Livin' The Dream is the one. There are other adjectives as well, of course: fascinating, informative, inspiring… but “charming” is the blanket... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘Ed Goodman’s Ol’ Timey Brainwash’, reviewed

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey Ed Goodman is a talented, otherworldly crazy man. And he has a solo show. Thank God. Fans of Goodman may remember his portrayals of Mark Twain in both Poe Show and Mark Twain Answers All Your... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘By the Light of the Moon’, reviewed

Reviewed by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Women live in horror. And none more so than those of us living in the present. It’s a shocking and broad statement. But true … sometimes. We are the eyes that are... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘Dandy Darkly’s All Aboard’, reviewed

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey Dandy Darkly is a fantastic storyteller in the classic American tradition of Mark Twain, telling ghostly tales peppered with a liberal amount of political activism. Where he and Twain differ is the sparkly jumpsuit, the fiendish... Continue Reading →

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