Theater Review: Ironbound at the Geffen Playhouse

At what point in life must you be willing to sacrifice happiness for survival? Ironbound, a play by Martyna Majok currently in its west coast premiere at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, tells the story of Darja (Marin Ireland), a Polish immigrant struggling to build a life for herself in New Jersey. Whether it … More Theater Review: Ironbound at the Geffen Playhouse

The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Jurassic Park at Rockwell Table & Stage

It wouldn’t be a new year in LA without a new entry in the UMPO (Unauthorized Musical Parody Of) series. Their take on Jurassic Park, which opens at Rockwell Table & Stage this weekend, is another home run. Don’t let the word “parody” fool you—these shows very much celebrate the source material, as well as … More The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Jurassic Park at Rockwell Table & Stage

Theater Review: A Delicate Ship at The Road Theatre Company

It’s Christmas Eve in New York City, and Sarah and Sam are enjoying a night in together, basking in the joyful fog of early dating. Then, there’s a knock at the door. It’s Sarah’s childhood best friend, Nate, and his arrival changes the trajectory of all three of their lives. A Delicate Ship, written by … More Theater Review: A Delicate Ship at The Road Theatre Company

Theater Review: Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

“Fugue” is a musical term, defined as a piece in which a melody is introduced by one voice, mimicked by others, and continues on by interweaving those parts. Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2007 and written by Quiara Alegría Hudes as the first installment in her Elliot Trilogy, opened … More Theater Review: Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue at the Kirk Douglas Theatre