“One Woman Gone Wrong” at Theatre West

Leslie Caveny is a woman of accomplishment. A writer and performer, Ms. Caveny has written for film and television—NewsRadio, Mad About You and Everybody Loves Raymond, for which she won an Emmy as co-executive producer. She is also a successful, talented playwright. Her latest work, One Woman Gone Wrong, ostensibly an autobiographical one-woman show, showcases … Continue reading “One Woman Gone Wrong” at Theatre West

“Around the World in 80 Days” at The Matrix

Inevitably, the very title of Around the World in 80 Days summons up memories in people of a certain age of Mike Todd’s spectacular, multiple Academy Award winning 1956 opus, which starred David Niven as the wealthy, buttoned-up eccentric Phileas Fogg, Esq., who makes a wager with his dissolute, men’s-club whist partners that he, taking … Continue reading “Around the World in 80 Days” at The Matrix

“Mutual Philanthropy” at Ensemble Studio Theatre

The vast gap between the have-littles and the have-everythings is brought vividly to life in Karen Rizzo’s new play, Mutual Philanthropy. Friends by way of an acquaintance made because their children attend the same stellar public elementary school, an economically struggling young couple come to dine at the home of a beyond-wealthy investment banker and … Continue reading “Mutual Philanthropy” at Ensemble Studio Theatre

“Please Don’t Ask About Becket” at Sacred Fools Theater Black Box

In Wendy Graf’s new play, Please Don’t Ask About Becket, fraternal twins, Becket (Hunter Garner) and Emily (Rachel Seiferth)—best friends, tight as ticks, each the other’s half—inevitably grow apart as they mature into teenage, young adult and beyond. Becket is handsome, smart and gifted. He loves music, can play a guitar and sing and compose. … Continue reading “Please Don’t Ask About Becket” at Sacred Fools Theater Black Box

“Doubt, A Parable” at International City Theatre

According to Merriam –Webster, a “parable is a short story that teaches a moral or spiritual lesson.” What John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize winning, Tony award winning play, Doubt, has to teach, leaves an audience pondering long after the curtain call. Set in a Catholic school and the adjoining church in The Bronx, New York … Continue reading “Doubt, A Parable” at International City Theatre