“Species Native to California” at Atwater Village Theatre

Dorothy Fortenberry’s new play, Species Native to California, produced by IAMA Theatre Company at Atwater Village Theatre, is as current as yesterday, or more to the point, last fall, when politics ruled the collective consciousness. She forges new meanings out of some old tropes. Loosely inspired by Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, the play also dips … Continue reading “Species Native to California” at Atwater Village Theatre

“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

“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.