Theater Review: Cost of Living at the Fountain Theatre

The actual “cost of living” can take on many forms—physical, emotional, financial. In Cost of Living, Martyna Majok’s 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning play now in its west coast premiere at the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles, two very different relationships between people with disabilities and their caregivers are examined through a universal lens of privilege, loneliness, … More Theater Review: Cost of Living at the Fountain Theatre

Theater Review: Quack at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

What happens when a popular television personality finds himself in the middle of a scandal? This topical question is at the center of Quack, a world premiere play by Eliza Clark currently playing at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre. Dr. Irving Baer (Dan Bucatinsky) is an endocrinologist who has built an empire of sorts … More Theater Review: Quack at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

Theater Review: The Little Foxes at Antaeus Theatre Company

Sometimes, family can bring out the worst in us—especially if your relatives would do anything to get to the top. Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes, currently playing at the Antaeus Theatre Company’s Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center, follows the Hubbards, a deceitful, conniving family in 1900s Alabama who will not be satisfied until they … More Theater Review: The Little Foxes at Antaeus Theatre Company

Theater Review: Dear Evan Hansen at the Ahmanson Theatre

There have been plenty of musicals about complicated, grieving families over the years, but until now, there has not been one tailor-made for the social media era. Enter Dear Evan Hansen, the 2017 Tony winner for Best Musical that opened last night at Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. With music and lyrics by … More Theater Review: Dear Evan Hansen at the Ahmanson Theatre

Theater Review: Sell/Buy/Date at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre

One woman playing 19 characters over the course of the next 100 years. While these numbers alone are intriguing, they barely scratch the surface of what makes Sell/Buy/Date, written and performed by Tony winner Sarah Jones, so special. Remounted at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre after a successful LA premiere at the Geffen … More Theater Review: Sell/Buy/Date at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre

Theater Review: IAMA Theatre Company’s American Hero

Three “sandwich artists” with very different lives walk into a franchise. What happens? Unfortunately the answer is…not much. American Hero, a play by Bess Wohl currently being presented by the IAMA Theatre Company in a guest production at the Pasadena Playhouse, is a comedy about working class America, but focuses on a microcosm that ultimately … More Theater Review: IAMA Theatre Company’s American Hero

Theater Review: Gloria at The Echo Theater Company

When Gloria, a Pulitzer Prize-finalist play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins currently in its west coast premiere at The Echo Theater Company, begins, it seems like a modern workplace comedy. We meet four 20-somethings, three editorial assistants and an intern, who are dragging their way through another workday at a magazine in New York, dealing with ridiculous … More Theater Review: Gloria at The Echo Theater Company