Theater Review: Ironbound at the Geffen Playhouse

At what point in life must you be willing to sacrifice happiness for survival? Ironbound, a play by Martyna Majok currently in its west coast premiere at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, tells the story of Darja (Marin Ireland), a Polish immigrant struggling to build a life for herself in New Jersey. Whether it … More Theater Review: Ironbound at the Geffen Playhouse

The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Jurassic Park at Rockwell Table & Stage

It wouldn’t be a new year in LA without a new entry in the UMPO (Unauthorized Musical Parody Of) series. Their take on Jurassic Park, which opens at Rockwell Table & Stage this weekend, is another home run. Don’t let the word “parody” fool you—these shows very much celebrate the source material, as well as … More The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Jurassic Park at Rockwell Table & Stage

Theater Review: A Delicate Ship at The Road Theatre Company

It’s Christmas Eve in New York City, and Sarah and Sam are enjoying a night in together, basking in the joyful fog of early dating. Then, there’s a knock at the door. It’s Sarah’s childhood best friend, Nate, and his arrival changes the trajectory of all three of their lives. A Delicate Ship, written by … More Theater Review: A Delicate Ship at The Road Theatre Company

Theater Review: Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

“Fugue” is a musical term, defined as a piece in which a melody is introduced by one voice, mimicked by others, and continues on by interweaving those parts. Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2007 and written by Quiara Alegría Hudes as the first installment in her Elliot Trilogy, opened … More Theater Review: Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue at the Kirk Douglas Theatre

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

Theater Review: The Chosen at the Fountain Theatre

Reuven and Danny spend their childhoods living five blocks apart, but only meet for the first time as teenagers when a contentious baseball game ends with one of them in the hospital. This sets the scene for The Chosen, adapted for the stage by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok based on Potok’s 1967 novel of … More Theater Review: The Chosen at the Fountain Theatre