Theater/Magic Review: Atlas Obscura’s See/Saw

Siegfried Tieber, an acclaimed magician who regularly performs at Hollywood’s Magic Castle and recently flummoxed the best of the best on TV on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, begins his show by rolling up his sleeves. On its own, this may not seem too impressive, but Tieber’s specialty is close-up card magic, which is all … More Theater/Magic Review: Atlas Obscura’s See/Saw

Theater Review: Head of Passes at Center Theatre Group’s Mark Taper Forum

“One day you will know what it means to hold onto something.” In Head of Passes, a play by Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), a dying family matriarch is struggling to hold onto a lot of things—her literally crumbling home at the mouth of the Mississippi River, her health, and her complicated relationships … More Theater Review: Head of Passes at Center Theatre Group’s Mark Taper Forum

Theater Review: Big Night at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre

We all remember June 12, 2016, when 49 people were shot and killed at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, in a terrorist attack and hate crime. Some may also remember that this horrible tragedy, the deadliest terrorist attack in the United States since September 11, 2001, fell on the eve of that year’s Tony … More Theater Review: Big Night at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre

Theater Review: Runaway Home at the Fountain Theatre

How do you rebuild after a tragedy changes everything? This question is one of many posed in Runaway Home, a play by Jeremy J. Kamps currently in its world premiere at the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles. Set in the Lower 9th Ward neighborhood of New Orleans three years after Hurricane Katrina, this beautifully written, … More Theater Review: Runaway Home at the Fountain Theatre

Theater Review: A Tale of Two Cities at A Noise Within

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens has been a staple of western literature since its publication in 1859, and has been adapted many times over—as movies, television mini-series, radio shows, a short-lived Broadway musical, and plays. Writer Mike Poulton’s new play … More Theater Review: A Tale of Two Cities at A Noise Within

Theater Review: Echo Theater Company’s Nevertheless, She Persisted

Back in February, after Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke out against the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, the Senate voted to silence her. During the comments following the vote, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recapped the events, he described Warren’s actions using the phrase “nevertheless, she persisted.” While this was intended as a … More Theater Review: Echo Theater Company’s Nevertheless, She Persisted