11 days ago | Theater
The Shoplifters, Morris Panych’s 2014 comedy having its West Coast premiere at the Victory Theatre in Burbank, tries to put a goofy spin on some not-so-funny topics: high-strung rookie cops, overzealous right-wing Christians and the San Andreas Fa...
19 days ago | Theater
Though the Latino Theater Company’s newest production never delves into contemporary politics, it’s hard to imagine a more direct or effective counter-narrative to the kind of xenophobic propaganda that so often dominates immigration debates. ’57 ...
1 month ago | Theater
Boredom is contagious in Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, now receiving an energetic revival at the Antaeus Company. The locus of the ennui is Yelena (Linda Park), the gorgeous, restless young wife of Serebryakov (Lawrence Pressman), an elderly profes...
She Helped Police Catch Her Pedophile Husband, Then Got Breast Cancer. Now Her Story Is a One-Woman Show2 months ago | Theater
Lisa Kate David has a singular to-do list. Right after “lose 10 pounds and buy cat litter” is "finish having the areolas tattooed" around her nipples, the last step of her reconstructive breast surgery following a double mastectomy in 2010. The ac...
2 months ago | Politics
Though sexual assault is never not timely, it’s been getting an extra-special dose of attention due to Bill Cosby and his 50-and-counting accusers, as well as the scrutiny directed at colleges before and after the discredited Rolling Stone account...
3 months ago | Theater
In All American Girl, a world premiere from InterACT Theatre Company, radical Islam doesn’t take hold of its main character’s life all at once. For Katie, or Karima, as she comes to be known, Islam follows a conservative Christian upbringing, volu...