Theater Review: With Love and a Major Organ at Boston Court

Some people go through life with their heart on their sleeve, while others are much more guarded, desperate to protect their hearts from being broken. In With Love and a Major Organ, a whimsical, poignant play by Julia Lederer currently in its west coast premiere at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, this concept is taken … More Theater Review: With Love and a Major Organ at Boston Court

Theater Review: Pasadena Playhouse and Deaf West Theatre’s Our Town

“Does anyone ever realize life while they live it?” When Our Town, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer-winning classic play that examines small town American life through a meta play-within-a-play format, first premiered, the Pasadena Playhouse became of the first theaters to produce it in 1939. Now, for their 100th season, they are presenting the play once more in … More Theater Review: Pasadena Playhouse and Deaf West Theatre’s Our Town

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