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O’NEILL DRAMATIC MASTERPIECE ON STAGE AT GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE 

O’NEILL DRAMATIC MASTERPIECE ON STAGE AT GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE 

Eugene O’Neill became America’s first Nobel Laureate in Literature in 1936.  His canon of more than 30 plus plays, including four prestigious Pulitzer Prizes in Drama (the most wins to date), culminated in what is now considered to be his masterpiece “Long Day’s Journey into Night”, penned in 1953 and posthumously produced three years after […]

TECHNOLOGY’S ANSWER TO AGEING IS ON STAGE A NORTH COAST REPERTORY THEATRE IN SOLANA BEACH

TECHNOLOGY’S ANSWER TO AGEING IS ON STAGE A NORTH COAST REPERTORY THEATRE IN SOLANA BEACH

The power that are in words are the keys to understanding; with clarity comes hope, and a great many more feelings, all merging into a larger life-affirming force that becomes the tools of the writers, the playwrights, the actors, the technicians, and the creative artisans who move us to feel human. When we’re in their […]

SEDUCTION, SEXUAL INTRIGUE, REVENGE, BETRAYAL AND TERRIFIC PERFORMANCES ON STAGE AT NEW FORTUNE THEATRE IN SAN DIEGO

SEDUCTION, SEXUAL INTRIGUE, REVENGE, BETRAYAL AND TERRIFIC PERFORMANCES ON STAGE AT NEW FORTUNE THEATRE IN SAN DIEGO

Academy Award-winning screenwriter and playwright Christopher Hampton struck gold with his cleverly reimagined 1988 movie (based on his hugely successful 1985 play) sex-fueled adaptation of the 1782 novel “les Liaisons Dangereuses” by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.  It’s been a popular and a favorite play for regional and community theatre theatres ever since. “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” […]

WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL AT LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE

WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL AT LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE

The La Jolla Playhouse has a successful track record of sending its musical productions to Broadway and has a penchant for winning Tony Awards in the process. “Memphis” (2010), for one, springs to mind; the Best Musical Tony-winner was brilliantly performed and brilliantly directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Chris Ashley. However, I’m not quite sure […]

TWO STARS SHINE IN THE MAY/DECEMBER ROM-COM “HEISENBERG” AT MTC

TWO STARS SHINE IN THE MAY/DECEMBER ROM-COM “HEISENBERG” AT MTC

May/December romance stories are few and far between. For starters, storylines are usually predictable or implausible for most of the audience, to say nothing of the seat-squirming anticipation while waiting for that first onstage geriatric kiss – unless we’re watching Cary Grant plant one on Eva Marie Saint in the film “North by Northwest”, which, […]

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