5 days ago | Theater
The playwright’s art boils down to a balance of narrative (what happens) to story (everything else). And while it is the masters of the everything else who tend to be remembered (Shakespeare, Beckett, the Greeks), creditably entertaining plays hav...
10 days ago | Theater
There’s a palpable feeling of the sacred suffusing director Deena Selenow’s captivating staging of Donald Jolly’s 2011 retelling of the 1965 Watts Riot (aka the Watts Rebellion, depending on which side of the truncheon one is on). For one thing, t...
18 days ago | Theater
It’s easy to understand director Chris Fields’ impatience to get Ghost Light, the entrancing new evening of playlets by playwright Tommy Smith, before an audience. The lyrically allusive, 30-minute program, which stars Deborah Puette, is actually ...
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25 days ago | Theater
It has been observed that racism is a way of seeing. Like in 2009, when a white Cambridge, Massachusetts, resident saw two black men breaking into the house next door and dialed 911. Cambridge police responded and arrested Harvard’s distinguished ...
1 month ago | Theater
In 2013, creators Ron House and Alan Sherman revived an abbreviated version of their 1973 Mexican cabaret parody El Grande de Coca Cola at Santa Monica's Ruskin Group Theatre. The show poked loony fun at a hopelessly inept, south-of-the-border Vau...