Steven Leigh Morris
11 days ago | Theater
Allen Barton’s absorbing new drama, Disconnection, spun from his experiences with Scientology, looks at the fallout from a regime change at a self-improvement church, when that church, under a new administration, devolves into an abusive cult. Whe...
14 days ago | Theater
Shakespeare’s adage from Hamlet, “When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions,” seems to course through Stephen Karam’s Pulitzer Prize finalist play, Sons of the Prophet. The sorrows arrive with such tenacity upon a Leban...
16 days ago | Theater
Actors' Equity Association, the New York–based union representing stage actors and stage managers, never liked L.A.'s 99-Seat Theater Plan, which allows union actors here to work for a pittance in theaters of 99 seats or less. The actors ratified ...
20 days ago
In one of many striking images in Brian Kite’s staging of Billy Elliot – The Musical, an army of northeast England miners, having had their strike busted by Maggie Thatcher, descend en masse into a pit, the lamps on their helmets blazing fo...
22 days ago
Mac Rogers’ new comic drama Viral is about a trio of Portland slacker-scammers trying to cash in on Oregon’s liberal assisted-suicide laws. Control-freak filmmaker Colin (Daniel Dorr) uses a website to lure in a Bay Area subject, Meredith (...
23 days ago | Theater
When Zayd Dohrn's Reborning at the Fountain Theatre gets something right, it gets it so right that you may be left in a state of disorientation. That something is the gulf of incomprehension between Daizy and Kelly (Ryan Doucette and Joanna Strapp...