“The Ghosts of Mary Lincoln” at Dugan’s Backyard Playhouse

Last October, after having endured fully a half-a-year of no live, in-the-house theatre, I was offered the opportunity to review a real, in-person show at something called Dugan’s Backyard Playhouse. The excellent actor-playwright, Tom Duggan (Wiesenthal, Tell Him It’s Jackie, Oscar to Oscar and Frederick Douglass- In the Shadow of Slavery), intrigued me with the … Continue reading “The Ghosts of Mary Lincoln” at Dugan’s Backyard Playhouse

“Magical Musical Mystery Follies” at West Coast Jewish Theatre

West Coast Jewish Theatre’s ambitious fund raising extravaganza, Magical Musical Mystery Follies, is loaded with a range of talent, some superb and some so so. The show clocks in at two hours. For streaming audiences. I would recommend taking a break half-way through. The amiable Howard Teichman serves double duty as jokemeister as well as … Continue reading “Magical Musical Mystery Follies” at West Coast Jewish Theatre

“UnRavelled” sponsored by the Global Brain Health Institute

The Covid 19 era of streaming new plays comes of age with Jake Broder’s scintillating new play, UnRavelled, presented by Global Brain Health Institute, based at the University of California, San Francisco; and Trinity College Dublin, at the University of Dublin, Ireland. The play is inspired by the true story of Canadian painter, Anne Adams … Continue reading “UnRavelled” sponsored by the Global Brain Health Institute

“Extinction,” “Life on Paper,” and “The Thanksgiving Play” at LA Theatre Works

I like to listen to stories. For decades now, it has been my routine to go for long walks, usually in the evening, while listening to books or pod casts. At first, I used a Sony Walkman; now it’s my phone. I have eclectic tastes in literature. I love Dickens; I like thrillers written by … Continue reading “Extinction,” “Life on Paper,” and “The Thanksgiving Play” at LA Theatre Works