“Lysistrata Unbound” at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

Put aside all expectations of an Aristophanes comedy. Eduardo Machado’s new play, Lysistrata Unbound, is no light-hearted romp about a bunch of Athenian women who cut off all sexual contact with men in order to bring a halt to the endless Peloponnesian Wars. No, this show, under the inspired direction of John Farmanesh-Bocca (Tempest Redux, … Continue reading “Lysistrata Unbound” at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

“Soft Power” at the Ahmanson Theatre

Part autobiography, part political satire, part romantic comedy, and very much a smart, rollicking, entirely original “play with a musical,” David Henry Hwang’s new theatrical extravaganza, Soft Power, now in its world premiere run at the Ahmanson Theatre, keys in on two characters, a Chinese state film producer, Xue Xing (Conrad Ricamora) and an American … Continue reading “Soft Power” at the Ahmanson Theatre