Theater Review: Hir at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

What happens when you return home after time away only to find the home you remember has been rendered virtually unrecognizable? In Hir, a play by Taylor Mac currently in its Los Angeles premiere at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, the concept of a dysfunctional family is taken to another level in a household where everyone is … More Theater Review: Hir at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

Theater Review: Kiss at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

Both in theater and in life, things are often not what they seem to be. The power of perspective is a strong influence in Kiss, a play by Guillermo Calderón currently in its west coast premiere at the Odyssey Theatre. Set in Damascus, Syria in 2014, this surprisingly political play has many layers to discover … More Theater Review: Kiss at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

Theater Review: Punk Rock at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

The set-up is a tale as old as time—seven gifted prep school seniors with the weight of the world on their shoulders spend a lot of time hanging out, stressing out, and making out in the library, their haunt of choice. In Punk Rock, a play written by Tony Award-winner Simon Stephens now in its Los … More Theater Review: Punk Rock at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

Theater Review: The Hairy Ape at Odyssey Theatre

When Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape debuted in 1922, it caused quite a stir. The mayor of New York tried to shut down the original production, worried it would inspire labor protests, and even the FBI noted the work was dangerously close to being radical propaganda. Nearly a century later, this rarely produced, expressionist examination of class divides, … More Theater Review: The Hairy Ape at Odyssey Theatre

Theater Review: Father, Son & Holy Coach at Odyssey Theatre

In Tupelo County, Georgia, the setting of the play Father, Son & Holy Coach, which opened at the Odyssey Theatre this weekend, the annual children’s Easter egg hunt is practically as competitive as the Hunger Games. This one-man semi-autobiographical show written and performed by John Posey tells the story of a complicated relationship between father and … More Theater Review: Father, Son & Holy Coach at Odyssey Theatre