Deborah Klugman

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  • 7 days ago | Theater

    In concept, Stephen Sachs’ Dream Catcher at the Fountain Theatre is a timely play. Directed by Cameron Watson, it details a clash between a young engineer involved in designing a solar-energy plant that would help combat global warming, and a poor...

  • 13 days ago | Theater

    Tony Abatemarco’s play Forever House, about a gay couple who purchase a home and then struggle to make a go of their partnership, is something of a hybrid. In some places it’s an airy situation comedy that drifts into horror-lite when on...

  • 2 months ago | Theater

    Since it premiered on Broadway in March 2014, a number of theater writers have commented on how the range and power of lead diva Idina Menzel transforms Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey’s so-so musical into a show well worth seeing. Suffering through Kit...

  • 2 months ago | Theater

    Writer/director/adapter Mary Zimmerman is perhaps best known in Los Angeles for Metamorphoses, her adaptation of Ovid’s epic poem (and other myths) which played at the Mark Taper Forum in 2008. Years before, I caught her 1993 staging of The Notebo...

  • 3 months ago | Theater

    If you’re in need of a diversion in these terrible, wearisome times — and surely we all are — might I suggest Theatre of Note’s uproarious staging of Bill Robens’ Western parody under the imaginative direction of Jaime Robledo. The infallibly on-p...

  • 3 months ago | LGBT

    In some ways Robert O’Hara’s Bootycandy is like a confounding road trip: you get where you’re going eventually, but not before encountering a bunch of bewildering detours. The through line in this bold and bitterly satirical play is the path to ma...

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