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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

G.B. SHAW’S “PYGMALION” ON STAGE AT THE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE

The brilliant, irascible and prickly Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw never met an upper-class Englishman that he didn’t want to skewer is some way.  Mainly, he did it with his blistering wit and biting...

ANTON CHEKHOV’S MASTERPIECE “UNCLE VANYA” SHINES ON SAN DIEGO OLD GLOBE STAGE

Let me say at the outset, that in literature, no one suffers more than characters in Russian novels and plays except, possibly, JOB and perhaps Oedipus Rex. That being said, San Diego’s The Old...

A Mesmerizing Annette Bening Performs Ruth Draper Monologues

Show business monologues have been around as long as there have been actors and comedians of every kind to perform them.  The Ruth Draper monologues are legendary performance pieces created by the great lady...

British Farce Is Alive And Well At College Of The Desert

Tres Dean, the director of “Will Any Gentlemen?”, currently on the boards at College of the Desert’s Theatre Too stage, and the creative engine that runs the Theatre Department, is racking up credits and...

Shaw’s  “Pygmalion” On Stage At San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre

It’s been fifty-six years since George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion”, the wonderfully witty and misogynistic stage play about English society and its language, became the basis for one of Broadway’s most endearing musicals... “My Fair...

Generational Dramedy Disappoints At La’s Geffen Playhouse

The Geffen Playhouse of Los Angeles is a first-tier Regional theatre with a distinguished track record of delivering quality theatre and entertainment.  Unfortunately, however, one doesn’t hit a Home Run every time up at...