Theater Review: The Caucasian Chalk Circle at Antaeus Theatre Company

Set up as a play-within-a-play, the action of Bertolt Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle, currently playing at Antaeus Theatre Company in Los Angeles, begins in the lobby. Before anyone takes their seats, the actors mingle amongst the waiting crowd to set the stage, playing two groups of farmers debating who deserves to own and rehabilitate … More Theater Review: The Caucasian Chalk Circle at Antaeus Theatre Company

Theater Review: Diana of Dobson’s at Antaeus Theatre Company

It is rare to see a play written in 1908 that can be described as feminist, but Diana of Dobson’s, currently playing at Los Angeles’s Antaeus Theatre Company in a rare production, is a delightful surprise. Written by British suffragist Cicely Hamilton and directed by Casey Stangl, this romantic comedy challenges typical notions about what … More Theater Review: Diana of Dobson’s at Antaeus Theatre Company

Theater Review: The Cripple of Inishmaan at Antaeus Theatre Company

Martin McDonagh’s plays are known for walking the line “between comedy and cruelty,” and this is certainly true in The Cripple of Inishmaan, a story where decent human beings are hardly anywhere to be found. Now playing at Antaeus Theatre Company’s Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale, this 1997 play explores the … More Theater Review: The Cripple of Inishmaan at Antaeus Theatre Company

Theater Review: The Little Foxes at Antaeus Theatre Company

Sometimes, family can bring out the worst in us—especially if your relatives would do anything to get to the top. Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes, currently playing at the Antaeus Theatre Company’s Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center, follows the Hubbards, a deceitful, conniving family in 1900s Alabama who will not be satisfied until they … More Theater Review: The Little Foxes at Antaeus Theatre Company

Theater Review: Three Days in the Country at Antaeus Theatre Company

Love has a tendency to make fools out of people, and that is certainly the case in Three Days in the Country, Patrick Marber’s condensed adaptation of Ivan Turgenev’s A Month in the Country, now in its west coast premiere at Antaeus Theatre Company in Los Angeles. The action unfolds on a sprawling estate in … More Theater Review: Three Days in the Country at Antaeus Theatre Company

Theater Review: Native Son at Antaeus Theatre Company

Native Son begins at the end of the story—with Bigger (Jon Chaffin), a 20-year-old black man in 1930s Chicago, hunted down by an angry mob, furious about a crime he possibly committed. Based on a book of the same name by Richard Wright, this stage adaptation by Nambi E. Kelley is in its southern California premiere … More Theater Review: Native Son at Antaeus Theatre Company

Theater Review: Antaeus Theatre Company’s The Hothouse

It’s Christmas Day at a psychiatric hospital, and its director is having a stressful morning. Patient 6457 has unexpectedly died and patient 6459 has given birth, and neither event looks very good for the institution. As the day progresses, things only get more and more out of control as it becomes increasingly apparent that the … More Theater Review: Antaeus Theatre Company’s The Hothouse