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La Jolla Playhouse Presents West Coast Premiere Of “Ether Dome”

La Jolla Playhouse Presents West Coast Premiere Of “Ether Dome”

When a new medical treatment promises to eradicate pain, a doctor and his student play out an epic battle between altruism and ambition (think big bucks).  Based on the true…

Old Globe Musical Revival “Into The Woods” Proof That One Can Go Home Again

Old Globe Musical Revival “Into The Woods” Proof That One Can Go Home Again

Novelist Thomas Wolfe’s famous admonition of one “not being able to go home again” (he was speaking literarily and metaphorically) doesn’t hold up when it comes to the current production…

La’s Geffen Playhouse Presents A World Premiere Set In Academia

La’s Geffen Playhouse Presents A World Premiere Set In Academia

If one is interested in plays about the good old days of the early twentieth century of academia when students were just students with boy meets girl problems – like…

Old Globe Sends Christopher Durang Comedy/Farce Into Orbit

Old Globe Sends Christopher Durang Comedy/Farce Into Orbit

There’s no doubt about it.  Actors love Christopher Durang plays whether they are in them or just watching them, as was the case of Durang’s fast-paced and wildly wacky play…

Mark Taper Forum Stages One-Man Musical Tribute To Paul Robeson

Mark Taper Forum Stages One-Man Musical Tribute To Paul Robeson

When a playwright or a performer wishes to pay tribute to an iconic personality or a celebrity there are bound to be inherent challenges in trying to render that individual…

Old Globe White Theatre Stages Edgy Drama

Old Globe White Theatre Stages Edgy Drama

From the pen of the librettist of the 2007 Tony winning musical “In the Heights” comes  “Water by the Spoonful”, the second installment in playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes’ exciting Elliot…

Old Globe Stages J.B. Priestly Comedy/Drama Of Manners

Old Globe Stages J.B. Priestly Comedy/Drama Of Manners

I was struck by the similarity in tone and back-story of J.B. Priestley’s “Time and the Conways”, now on stage at The Old Globe Theatre and Julian Fellowes’ highly successful…

Powerful Production Of “Red” On Stage At San Diego Rep

Powerful Production Of “Red” On Stage At San Diego Rep

“RED” was a breakout-hit in London’s 2009 season before moving to New York, with the original cast of Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne, winning the 2010 Tony for Best Play,…

5.1 quake hits California, 20 miles southeast of Los Angeles

5.1 quake hits California, 20 miles southeast of Los Angeles

A 5.1-magnitude quake struck near the city of La Habra, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) southeast of downtown Los Angeles. The tremor was felt across California on Friday, along with…

Hilarious Christopher Durang Comedy At Mark Taper Forum

Hilarious Christopher Durang Comedy At Mark Taper Forum

When it comes to the plays of Christopher Durang one thing one can count on is, that he isn’t going to be predictable, old school, or conservative in the traditional…

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