Theatre

CV Rep Company Debuts 2Nd Season With A Winning Production

CV Rep Company Debuts 2Nd Season With A Winning Production

Life is complicated enough under the best of conditions.  There’s no question about that issue.  And if one brings societal issues of trust, loyalty, and/or betrayal into the equation, then life becomes, for some people, extremely uncertain.  It can even get down right nasty in the bargain.   Trust is a sacred compact between people, and […]

College Of The Desert Scores With David Ives Comedy

College Of The Desert Scores With David Ives Comedy

Playwright David Ives’ insightful offbeat comedy play is in good hands with College of the Desert (COD) Theatre Department Assistant Professor and production honcho, Russell “Tres” Dean.  Friday night Dean and his cast of highly talented and entertaining performers served up a tasty dish of comedy, creative satire, and a first rate production of “All […]

Desert Stars Awards Gala

Desert Stars Awards Gala

The 25th Annual Desert Stars Award Ceremony and Gala presented by The Desert Theatre League (DTL) at Sun City Shadow Hills, October 14th, entertainingly co-hosted by actor/singers Julie Rosser and Paul MacKey went off without a hitch to the applause of nominees and the audience of over 300 enthusiastic actors, directors, writers, technical wizards, and […]

San Diego Rep Comedy/Satire “The Exit Interview” Premieres

San Diego Rep Comedy/Satire “The Exit Interview” Premieres

The San Diego Repertory Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse, has never shirked from meeting any controversy head on when it comes to presenting politically charged theatrical material to its audiences.  If the Rep’s productions are provocative and probing, so much the better as long as they’re entertaining, is the way I […]

Ninth Annual Haunting, “Asylum”, At Theatre 29 This Halloween Season!

Ninth Annual Haunting, “Asylum”, At Theatre 29 This Halloween Season!

The annual “haunting” of Theatre 29 opens for a Twentynine Palms Pioneer Days weekend unveiling. For the ninth year in a row, Producer Eric Ross, who honed his skills at Knott’s Scary Farm, and Directors Frances Wright and Charles Harvey have created another Halloween Masterpiece, “Asylum”. The Theatre 29 Halloween Haunt has become legendary in […]

Gender-Bending World Premiere Rocks Pasadena Playhouse

Gender-Bending World Premiere Rocks Pasadena Playhouse

Eve Ensler, playwright and author of the popular play “The Vagina Monologues”, had better watch out if she wants to retain her “favorite playwright status” with females around the globe.  The Hollywood husband and wife writing team of Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser, have written an extremely funny and tightly crafted, gender-bending, comedy entitled “Under […]

Hollywood Movies Of The ‘30’S From A Different Pov

Hollywood Movies Of The ‘30’S From A Different Pov

Since her breakthrough play “Intimate Apparel” in 2003 (seen at the Mark Taper Forum in 2004), and her Pulitzer Prize winning drama “Ruined” in 2009, playwright Lynn Nottage now makes a 180-degree turn in subject matter with an interesting and provocative serio-comedy entitled “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark”.  It just opened at the prestigious […]

David Mamet’s Political Comedy/Farce “November” Arrives  Just In Time For The 2012 Election 

David Mamet’s Political Comedy/Farce “November” Arrives  Just In Time For The 2012 Election 

“Mametspeak” is once more very much alive and well on the stage of the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.  This time it’s a political satire that fuels the razor sharp wit, biting dialogue, and the outrageous viewpoint of Chicago’s Pulitzer prize-winning playwright/author David Mamet. In “November”, Mamet delivers his hilarious, over-the-top commentary on fictitious […]

World Premiere Musical At San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre

World Premiere Musical At San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre

With stories of every stripe and subject being produced for the musical stage these days, one shouldn’t have to ask “How can they make a musical out of the injustice of interning native-born American citizens into forced relocation camps during WW II?”  Fair question.  The answer is: before you complain or dismiss the effort, go […]

Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize Winning “Glengarry Glen Ross” On Stage At The La Jolla Playhouse

Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize Winning “Glengarry Glen Ross” On Stage At The La Jolla Playhouse

David Mamet is a brilliant and fearless playwright.  He’s also a playwright who never met or wrote a four-letter word that he didn’t like.  He has always been a playwright of, and for, the people and one who loves to zero in on subjects and situations that less daring and less confident playwrights feel no […]

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