Theatre

PLAYWRIGHT DONALD MARGULIES GOES DEEP IN POWERFUL DRAMA AT LOS ANGELES GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE

PLAYWRIGHT DONALD MARGULIES GOES DEEP IN POWERFUL DRAMA AT LOS ANGELES GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE

Donald Margulies is a multiple award winning playwright and a Pulitzer Prize winner in 2000 for his play “Dinner with Friends”. Not only is he a very prolific journeyman playwright with fourteen plays in his canon, he is also a screenwriter and television series developer and writer. A recurring them that runs throughout his work […]

LIZARD BOY: MODERN MYTHOLOGY + AGE-OLD DESIRES = MONSTER HIT

LIZARD BOY: MODERN MYTHOLOGY + AGE-OLD DESIRES = MONSTER HIT

When Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director Jerry Manning commissioned an original musical piece from Justin Huertas, a talented actor, composer, singer, musician and illustrator, he didn’t know what it would be exactly, but Manning and adapter/dramaturg Andrea Allen were willing to bet it would be amazing. Lucky for them and audiences everywhere, that bet paid […]

CLASSIC ENGLISH GOTHIC GHOST STORY ON STAGE AT GROVES CABIN THEATRE

CLASSIC ENGLISH GOTHIC GHOST STORY ON STAGE AT GROVES CABIN THEATRE

The Groves Cabin Theatre of Morongo Valley may have only twenty-two seats and a postage-stamp sized stage for the actors to perform their magic, but that has not stopped them from producing quality work.  To date, the tiny theatre under the artistic direction of founder Joy Groves, has garnered more than sixty Desert Theatre League […]

DESERT THEATRE LEAGUE HONORS THE BEST OF THE BEST IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY AT DESERT STAR AWARDS

DESERT THEATRE LEAGUE HONORS THE BEST OF THE BEST IN THE COACHELLA VALLEY AT DESERT STAR AWARDS

The Desert Theatre League (DTL) honored the Best of the Best in the Coachella Valley from thirty theatre arts, dance companies, and High Schools at their 30th Annual Desert Star Awards ceremony and banquet held in Sun City’s Mountain View Banquet room in Palm Desert last Sunday. For the first time in its history, the […]

OLD GLOBE MUSICAL “OCTOBER SKY” A SPARKLING ENERGETIC GEM

OLD GLOBE MUSICAL “OCTOBER SKY” A SPARKLING ENERGETIC GEM

When the Soviet Union launched their space probe named “Sputnik” into orbit around the earth on October 4, 1957, it was a wake-up call for America signaling that the ‘space race’ between Russia and the United States had begun. That small, 180 pound metal ball, however launched more than a scientific experimental race for supremacy […]

RE-IMAGINED ARTHUR MILLER’S ‘VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE’ IS OBSCURED

RE-IMAGINED ARTHUR MILLER’S ‘VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE’ IS OBSCURED

Arthur Miller is one of America’s greatest playwrights. Ivo Van Hove is a fine Dutch-born, Belgium-based, talented, Tony Award-winning European stage director. This being an election year, and politics continually being compared to theatre, I guess it’s okay for me to compare and harken back to the 1988 vice-presidential debate where vice-presidential candidate Dan Quayle […]

FABULOUS AUGUST WILSON PRODUCTION ON STAGE AT MARK TAPER FORUM

FABULOUS AUGUST WILSON PRODUCTION ON STAGE AT MARK TAPER FORUM

The great playwright August Wilson has been the voice and mirror for many African-Americans over the years.  Where fiery writer James Baldwin who was extremely articulate but angry and rightly so, railed at the injustices experienced by many African-Americans, Wilson just quietly and brilliantly opened a window to the everyday existence of black life and […]

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