Theater Review: Deaf West Theatre’s Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo

“Do you want to know what happened at the zoo?” If you do, make your way to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, home to the new Deaf West production of Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo—although be warned, the actual answer to that question is far from the point of the … More Theater Review: Deaf West Theatre’s Edward Albee’s At Home at the Zoo

Theater Review: Disinherit the Wind at The Complex

In the middle of act one of Disinherit the Wind, now playing at The Complex in Hollywood, something rather unusual is asked of the audience. The main character, Bertram Cates (portrayed by the playwright, Matt Chait) leads everyone in the room, actors and patrons alike, in a brief meditation. Out of context, this sounds ridiculously … More Theater Review: Disinherit the Wind at The Complex

Theater Review: Finding Neverland at the Pantages

Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning… Peter Pan is an iconic story, and the musical adaptation of Finding Neverland, currently playing at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, tells but one iteration. Based on the 2004 movie of the same name, Finding Neverland follows the story of playwright J.M. Barrie and his … More Theater Review: Finding Neverland at the Pantages

Theater Review: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean Gurlz at Rockwell Table & Stage

Who run the world? The Plastics. The always entertaining Unauthorized Musical Parody Of (UMPO for short) series is back at Los Feliz’s Rockwell Table & Stage with their take on Mean Gurlz—spelled just like that, which the creative team jokes, or maybe it’s not entirely a joke, is to prevent a cease and desist order. Created … More Theater Review: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean Gurlz at Rockwell Table & Stage

Theater Review: The Last 5 Years at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

Cathy stands center stage, in the spotlight, singing at yet another audition. That is, until Jamie wordlessly steps in front of her and sits on a stool to begin reading from his novel. Cathy, her spotlight now literally and figuratively occupied by her more successful husband, silently retreats, defeated once again. This stunningly symbolic directorial … More Theater Review: The Last 5 Years at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts

Theater Review: Red Cup Theatre Co’s That Long Damn Dark

Two teenagers drag two freshly dead corpses into a storage unit. The moment they leave, the corpses sit up and start talking to each other, and it would be like nothing ever happened if not for the gaping bullet wounds in both of their chests. This grisly scene sets the tone for That Long Damn … More Theater Review: Red Cup Theatre Co’s That Long Damn Dark

Theater Review: Plasticity at the Hudson Guild Theatre

The human brain is a powerful and fascinating thing. In Plasticity, a world premiere play written by Alex Lyras and Robert McCaskill, a man in a coma struggles to become conscious again, all while his family and friends are forced to make difficult decisions regarding his life and future. The play begins with adventure-seeker David … More Theater Review: Plasticity at the Hudson Guild Theatre