“Water by the Spoonful” at the Mark Taper Forum

In the age of connectedness where telephones are computers and Twitter and Facebook allow instantaneous electronic conversations, the chat room, a central feature of playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes’ 2012 Pulitzer Prize winning drama, Water by the Spoonful, seemed to me at first a relic of the 1990s calling to mind green screen CRTs and 1200 … Continue reading “Water by the Spoonful” at the Mark Taper Forum

“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