Theater Review: Antaeus Theater’s Hedda Gabler

This is not your grandmother’s Hedda Gabler. That much is clear only moments into Antaeus Theatre Company’s current production, which opens in North Hollywood this weekend. This Hedda wears a chic jumpsuit, and with the removal of just a few dated details, Andrew Upton’s more modern version of Henrik Ibsen’s classic could easily take place today. … More Theater Review: Antaeus Theater’s Hedda Gabler

Theater Review: Antaeus Theater’s Uncle Vanya

Near the end of Anton Chekhov’s classic play Uncle Vanya, Annie Baker’s adaptation of which made its west coast premiere this weekend at the Anateus Theater, one of the characters exasperatedly urges the others to “do something with your lives!” I have possibly never agreed with a character more—the eight other people in the dramatic comedy … More Theater Review: Antaeus Theater’s Uncle Vanya

Theater Review: Antaeus Theater’s Picnic

While the setting of Picnic, William Inge’s classic play that first debuted on Broadway in 1953 and opened at North Hollywood’s Antaeus Theater last night, may be literally dated, its universal themes still ring almost unnervingly true. Works that deal with innate human needs and desires can be almost timeless—whether it’s Kansas in 1952 or Los Angeles … More Theater Review: Antaeus Theater’s Picnic