“Desert Rats” at Latino Theater Company

Nate Rufus Edelman’s Desert Rats, a black comedy thriller is instantly intriguing. Performed in the small industrial Avalos Theatre of the Los Angeles Theatre Center and configured in three-quarter round, the audience is literally within arms reach of the players, at least this audience member was. I could have lit one of the actor’s cigarettes. … Continue reading “Desert Rats” at Latino Theater Company

“The Marriage Zone” at Santa Monica Playhouse

Writer/director Jeff Gould snatches a page from the Rod Serling playbook with his fast-paced comedy, The Marriage Zone. A middle-aged couple, Beth (Rene Ashton) and Cal (Matt Harrison), squabble over a planned move to a more upscale neighborhood with a better school for their fifteen-year old son, Ryan (Kody Fields), an amiable sort totally engrossed … Continue reading “The Marriage Zone” at Santa Monica Playhouse

“Resa Fantastiskt Mystisk by Lars Mattsun” at Sacred Fools

Sacred Fools is locally world famous for bold, even outré theatre, even so the current production, Resa Fantastiskt Mystisk by Lars Mattsun, extends the righteous flame of theatrical invention into the quirky territory of, let’s say, Waiting for Guffman, or as another writer suggested, the hammy realm of Monty Python. I knew when I was … Continue reading “Resa Fantastiskt Mystisk by Lars Mattsun” at Sacred Fools