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‘Our Lady of 121st Street’…They won’t recover.

Reviewed by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Historically it's been side by side panned for its character flaws and praised for its authenticity. Ultimately, the issue that plagued playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis’ (Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, The Last... Continue Reading →

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#HFF19 ‘American Stranger’, reviewed

Reviewed by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move They deserve a better story. Some reviews come with a sigh. This is one of them. I say this with the utmost respect for the writers, composers, cast and crew. Because in... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘This Way Yonder’, reviewed

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey Things change. It’s inevitable. But it’s how people adapt to the changes that puts them on a path to discovering themselves – push against it too hard and you only wind up losing more than you... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘Guilt’, reviewed

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey Guilt is two short plays presented as a thematically linked show, produced by Cyanide Theatre. The first, The Holy Name of Apostasy written by Ryan Lisman and Benjamin Schwartz, tackles the current situation in the Catholic... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘El Hood de Macpuerco’, reviewed

Reviewed by Trace Paleo, Gia On The Move Most interesting about El Hood de Macpuerco (MacPig) is what and how a completely different culture has drawn from the comparative experience of the Scottish play. The story of Macbeth itself is... Continue Reading →

Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative ‘Silver Medallion’ Winners Get L.A. Productions

Press Release Two new character-driven relationship plays, both by award-winning women writers and both inspired by events currently at the forefront of our national consciousness, beat out 1241 other submissions in the inaugural Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New... Continue Reading →

HFF18 ‘The Women of Lockerbie’, reviewed

by Bob Rich The Women of Lockerbie is about a father and mother who just lost their son, who was a passenger on a tragic airplane flight. Wisely, this play was written with an abundance of poetry, a little levity... Continue Reading →

HFF18 ‘Hercules Insane’, reviewed

by Matt Ritchey The School of Night is back at Fringe with Hercules Insane, a new translation of Roman poet/Senator/playwright/philosopher Seneca’s tragedy, and they’ve again crafted a winner. The story revolves around Queen of the gods Juno’s (Dawn Alden) final... Continue Reading →

Loft’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Isn’t Easy, But It Speaks Truth To Younger Ears

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move If you're looking for anything close to traditional Shakespearean ideal, revolutionary casting or enthralling word skill, you won't find it in Loft Ensemble's Romeo & Juliet. What's on offer isn't always easy to... Continue Reading →

Independent Shakespeare Rocks Romeo and Juliet at Griffith Park

by Tracey Paleo Gia On The Move @IndyShakes returns to Griffith Park this Summer with Shakespeare’s most famous play about teenage folly as it’s season opener. The emotional knee-jerk characteristics of tween/teens are thoroughly captured in this production by a... Continue Reading →

Gia Reviews Oedipus Machina at the Odyssey Theatre

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Extraordinarily intimate, Oedipus Machina, directed by Ron Sossi, and inspired by Ellen McLaughlin’s adaptation of the Sophocles text, opened this past weekend at The Odyssey Theatre in West Los Angeles.  It is a... Continue Reading →

All’s Well That Ends Well

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move “All's well that ends well”… and that's a good thing for one of Shakespeare’s more notoriously problematic and confus-ed plays currently in production at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, as part of its celebration... Continue Reading →

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