“Mary Poppins” at Pacific Repertory Theatre

It has been more than a half-century since the whole world learned the word “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” invented for the award-winning film Mary Poppins created by the Disney Studio after the notoriously long, arduous negotiations with author P. L. Travers. When the author finally gave in to pleas for a musical stage version, she stipulated that only … Continue reading “Mary Poppins” at Pacific Repertory Theatre

“Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles” at the Getty Villa

Luis Alfaro is on a roll with his savvy adaptations of the primal Greek texts, updated and grounded in the Chicano culture of Los Angeles. He reworked Sophocles’ “Electra” into the gripping “Electricidad,” then spun his magic once more with “Oedipus el Rey.” Now he turns to Euripides with “Mojada: A Medea in Los Angles,” … Continue reading “Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles” at the Getty Villa

“When Stars Align” at Odyssey Theatre

“When Stars Align,” an ambitious theatrical event written by Carole Eglash-Kosoff and director John Henry Davis, could not be more timely. The racial divide between black and white Americans has surged into the public consciousness with vivid examples of police violence against blacks of both sexes and all ages, as well as an apparent backlash … Continue reading “When Stars Align” at Odyssey Theatre