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Hot Sex and Solar Panels in the Mojave Desert

3 years ago by Deborah Klugman
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 poorly educated Native American woman who objects to the project...
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A New Play About Being Black in a White America

4 years ago by Bill Raden
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 African-American history professor, Henry Louis Gates Jr., for the crime...
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A Witch Tells Her Deep, Dark Secrets

4 years ago by Deborah Klugman
“Things aren’t always what they seem” is the main theme of John Biguenet’s play about a strange old woman with magical powers. It’s a piece you want to praise, given how much and how cruelly old women with (or without) magical powers have been maligned over the centuries. But warming...
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Judy Holliday, a Gay Mormon Boy, and More New Theater Reviews

7 years ago by Steven Leigh Morris
Jessica Abrams comedy about Hollywood, The Laughing Cow, traffics in stereotypes but is nonetheless so delightful, says reviewer Rebecca Haithcoat, it grabs this week's Pick of the Week. Here are all the latest New Theater Reviews, or you can find them after the jump. Also, check out this week's stage...
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My Name Is Asher Lev Shows the Fight Between Tradition and Artistic Freedom

5 years ago by Steven Leigh Morris
When you've got a reclusive Hassidic kid in 1950s New York City who speaks, often annoyingly, through his sketches and paintings, you've got a provocative clash of cultural assimilation and artistic expression. Aaron Posner's stage adaptation of Chaim Potok's novel My Name Is Asher Lev brings an absorbing, retrospective story...
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Hey Vanity Fair, We Don't Need Movie Reenactments to "Save" L.A. Theater

5 years ago by Steven Leigh Morris
Vanity Fair has its head lodged so far up its ass, it's seeing stars. In Jimmy Im's April 10 story on how For The Record (a cabaret/theater show now in West Hollywood) is going to "save" L.A. theater from itself, he opens with fighting words: "Los Angeles is teeming with actors, so...
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In A Fried Octopus and Heart Song, Beauty Conquers All

6 years ago by Steven Leigh Morris
A central character in A Fried Octopus is Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The diminutive French painter-printmaker-draughtsman, who devised his art from the boulevards and alleys of late–19th century Paris, is depicted here by Kirk Wilson, who wanders the stage with absinthe, the potent liquor glowing green in the bottom of his...
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31st Annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards

9 years ago by Steven Leigh Morris
Taking the year 1960, and flying with it, the ensemble of Life Could Be a Dream (Doug Carpenter, Ryan Castellino, Jim Holdridge, Daniel Tatar and Jessica Keenan Wynn) hosted the 31st annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards on Monday night at El Rey Theatre before a crowd of about 600, mostly...
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Hosea Nova, Who's Your Daddy? and More New Theater Reviews

7 years ago by Steven Leigh Morris
High praise this week for "Robert Reimer's nutcase of a play," Hosea Nova: A Jealous and Violent Man (this week's Pick of the Week) at Zombie Joe's Underground in North Hollywood, and for writer-performer Johnny O'Callaghan's Who's Your Daddy, at the Victory Theatre Center, in Burbank. ​For all the latest...

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