“A DeLUSIONAL Affair” at Santa Monica Playhouse

A middle-aged, hard-charging businessman, Oliver Foxx (the fine comic actor Gregg Berger), wants to sell off his company for oodles of dough and take a trip around the world with his wife. The wife, Julia Foxx (Rachel Galper in razor-sharp performance), totally distracted by the book she is writing under contract to a publisher eager … Continue reading “A DeLUSIONAL Affair” at Santa Monica Playhouse

“Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Boops” at The Theatre @ Boston Court

Women, far more than men, are categorized by appearance and judged by what they wear, how they walk, and whatever physical attributes they possess. In all times and in all circumstances, they must endure the intrusive male gaze, the catcalls, the hubba hubbas, and other flagrant behaviors. To be fair, some women also judge other … Continue reading “Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Boops” at The Theatre @ Boston Court

“Forever Plaid” at International City Theatre

When International City Theatre Artistic Director caryn desai gave her curtain speech outlining the season schedule, she emphasized that the show the audience was about to see is FUN; turns out that was an understatement. I pity those audience members who decided not to brave the torrential rainstorm that had the streets of Long Beach … Continue reading “Forever Plaid” at International City Theatre

“Hansel and Gretel Bluegrass” at 24th Street Theatre

Fairy tales are filled with all kinds of horrors. Cinderella’s stepsisters’ bloody attempts at carving their feet so as to be able to fit into the glass slipper immediately come to mind; so does “Little Red Riding Hood” and the devouring wolf. “Hansel and Gretel” has a different kind of cruelty. In the German original, … Continue reading “Hansel and Gretel Bluegrass” at 24th Street Theatre