“Death Play” at Circle X Theatre Co.

Death Play. Sounds off-putting, doesn’t it. Or intriguing, if your thoughts and interests quirk towards the dark side. In reality, this highly emotional, very personal work of theatre art, is profound in its depth, while being extraordinarily entertaining, with laughter and angst existing side by side in the moment-to-moment exploration of grief over the loss … Continue reading “Death Play” at Circle X Theatre Co.

“Pocatello” at Rogue Machine Theatre

Like Clifford Odets’ Awake and Sing, Samuel D. Hunter’s Pocatello reveals overarching themes in an intimate family drama. Set in an Italian-styled, chain-restaurant in the Idaho town of fifty-thousand-plus citizens, two woefully unhappy families play out their understandable angst in ninety minutes of keenly acted strife. At the center of the maelstrom, Eddie (the superb … Continue reading “Pocatello” at Rogue Machine Theatre

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre

After more than 900 performances on Broadway and multiple Tony, Drama Desk and Critics Circle awards, including Best Musical, the national tour of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, now in its Los Angles stop at the Ahmanson Theatre, validates those awards in spades. A packed opening night house roared with laughter and applause … Continue reading “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre

“Going to a Place where you Already Are” at South Coast Repertory

The universal conundrum of the end of life takes center stage in Bekah Brunstetter’s thoroughly engaging new play Going to a Place where you Already Are, now in its world premiere run at South Coast Repertory. The great dichotomy… is there nothing or something after death? Nothing is easy to understand. Life emerges from a … Continue reading “Going to a Place where you Already Are” at South Coast Repertory