Theater Review: A Kid Like Jake at IAMA Theatre Company

In A Kid Like Jake, which opened this weekend in its west coast premiere at IAMA Theatre Company in Los Angeles, we never actually meet the titular character. Instead, playwright Daniel Pearle has written a smart and thoughtful exploration of parenthood in the modern age, and how to navigate raising a child who is struggling … More Theater Review: A Kid Like Jake at IAMA Theatre Company

Theater Review: Never Is Now at The Skylight Theatre

The current state of the world, and particularly of the United States, is naturally affecting the media currently being produced. Whether new works or old stories that have new resonance and meaning in a present day context, it is difficult to go to the theater or watch television without seeing some manifestation of our current … More Theater Review: Never Is Now at The Skylight Theatre

Theater Review: Delusion’s Alt Delete

As we approach Halloween in Los Angeles, there are no shortage of spooky events to attend, from amusement park horror nights to intense one-on-one extreme haunts. Delusion first burst onto the scene in 2011 with their first “haunted play”—an escape room, haunted maze, and narrative play rolled into one. What set the event apart was the … More Theater Review: Delusion’s Alt Delete

Theater Review: Little Shop of Horrors at the Pasadena Playhouse

Don’t feed the plants—or, in this case, one hot pink monstrosity of a plant. This is not your mother’s Little Shop of Horrors that opened at the Pasadena Playhouse last night—most of the camp has been replaced with grit in an iteration that illuminates the realities of Skid Row life. But the results are mixed—while some … More Theater Review: Little Shop of Horrors at the Pasadena Playhouse

Theater Review: Skintight at the Geffen Playhouse

Jodi Isaac (Idina Menzel) is feeling insecure. On paper, there’s no reason she should be—she is a successful lawyer at a top firm in Los Angeles, she has more or less successfully raised two young adult sons, and her father is a fashion retail mogul. But her husband recently left her for another woman—an affair … More Theater Review: Skintight at the Geffen Playhouse

Theater Review: The Solid Life of Sugar Water at Deaf West Theatre

What does intimacy look like after two people have been forever changed by a devastating tragedy? The Solid Life of Sugar Water, a play by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) currently in its US premiere at Deaf West Theatre in Los Angeles, follows a young couple as they attempt to connect sexually for … More Theater Review: The Solid Life of Sugar Water at Deaf West Theatre

Theater Review: Latin History for Morons at the Ahmanson Theatre

In his sixth one-man show, Tony winner John Leguizamo is back on stage with Latin History for Morons, a timely and engaging piece that is part comedy special, part solo revue, and part poignant academic lesson. Opening this week at Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre after a successful Broadway run, the show was inspired by Leguizamo’s … More Theater Review: Latin History for Morons at the Ahmanson Theatre