“Best of Pick of the Vine—Series B” at Little Fish Theatre Company

In the second series of Little Fish Theatre’s Best of Pick of the Vine, most of the delectable short plays are sillier and played more broadly than Series A. There is an enthusiastic go for broke feeling to them that gets the sold out audience (on the evening performance I attended) hooting with laughter. And … Continue reading “Best of Pick of the Vine—Series B” at Little Fish Theatre Company

“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

“Luka’s Room” at Rogue Machine Theatre

“Luka’s Room,” a smashing new play in its world premiere performance at Rogue Machine Theatre, literally haunts my dreams. I roused from slumber into the twilight zone of limited consciousness several times after experiencing “Luka’s Room” as scenes replayed themselves and the salient issues of the show danced around the edges of my mind. What … Continue reading “Luka’s Room” at Rogue Machine Theatre