“A Child’s Christmas in Wales” at Long Beach Shakespeare Company

The rightly revered poet, Dylan Thomas, famed for his unique way with words strung together with cunning juxtapositions of noun, adverb and adjective, has brightened Yuletide for decades now with his poetic prose piece “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.” A reminiscence of a Christmas childhood in Swansea, Wales, the lyric work came to prominence with … Continue reading “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” at Long Beach Shakespeare Company

“Julia Migenes Sings Kurt Weill” at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

Slim and elegant, Julia Migenes wafts onto the Odyssey stage, which is bare save for a baby grand, a chair, two or three crates and a ladder. She chats up the audience with easy self-effacing humor, then launches into the whys and wherefores of an evening of Kurt Weill songs. Establishing a warm rapport with … Continue reading “Julia Migenes Sings Kurt Weill” at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

“Uncle Vanya” at Antaeus Theatre Company – Vixen Cast

Anton Chekhov called his plays comedies and so they are. On the page it might not be obvious, but on stage in the hands the very best players, the boredom, ennui and angst of the characters becomes absurd and deliciously, giddily funny. And this is just the case in Antaeus Theatre Company’s achingly brilliant production … Continue reading “Uncle Vanya” at Antaeus Theatre Company – Vixen Cast

“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