“Culture Clash (Still) in America” at South Coast Repertory

Culture Clash, the brilliant Chicano theatre troupe consisting of  Richard Montoya, Ricardo Salinas and Herbert Siguenza, has been around a long, long time and shows no sign of letting up. Their current sharp-edged social satire, Culture Clash (Still) in America, now in production at South Coast Rep, is unabashedly and satisfyingly rude as they demolish … Continue reading “Culture Clash (Still) in America” at South Coast Repertory

“A Misunderstanding” at the Complex (Ruby Theatre)

In A Misunderstanding, actor/playwright Matt Chait expands on his 2017 play, Disinherit the Wind.* A well-respected biology professor is once more in court attempting to regain his position at the University of California. Chait reprises his role as Doctor Bertram Cates, a name borrowed from the man who was put on trial for teaching evolution … Continue reading “A Misunderstanding” at the Complex (Ruby Theatre)

“Sisters Three” at The Inkwell Theater

In Sisters Three, inspired by the literary Brontës, playwright Jami Brandli has crafted a tight, intimate play that defies categorization. She has borrowed the Brontë names and some elements of the famed family’s domestic situation in an utterly absorbing play that is comic, tragic, and ultimately, blackly farcical. It’s Christmas and the setting is a … Continue reading “Sisters Three” at The Inkwell Theater

“Remembering Boyle Heights” at CASA 0101

Remembering Boyle Heights, created and devised by Josefina López, Corky Dominguez and The Remembering Boyle Heights Ensemble, is a theatrical presentation of both the history of Boyle Heights and its social activism, which is inspired by the resistance of the citizens of Boyle Heights to the increasing threat of gentrification. The style of the production … Continue reading “Remembering Boyle Heights” at CASA 0101