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Thursday, May 24, 2018

A FLAWLESS RIVETING “VENUS IN FUR” ONSTAGE AT CV REP RANCHO MIRAGE

Great acting is often accompanied by great writing.  The inspired playwright writes and talented actors then breathe life into the characters. Then it falls to the gifted directors to infuse their expertise and personal...

A POWERFUL AND RIVETTING “OF MICE AND MEN” AT NORTH COAST REP

John Steinbeck became the voice of America’s common folks.  He understood the hard-scrabble life and day-to-day existence of poor, uneducated, itinerant farmers and day laborers.  He worked the ranches and farms himself as a...

G.B. SHAW IS ‘ALIVE AND WELL’ AND STILL VERY RELEVANT IN 2017 AMERICA

George Bernard Shaw, was an irascible, prickly, Irish playwright, author, essayist, and critic of everything that English Victorian society held dear.  He relished poking his fingers into their hypocritical eyes when it came to...

DICKENS CLASSIC NOVEL “A TALE OF TWO CITIES ON STAGE AT ‘A NOISE WITHIN’...

Nineteenth century English novelist Charles Dickens, is one of the English-speaking world’s greatest writers. His many novels validate his talent for creating memorable characters along with a gift for rich plotlines and the ability...

NSPIRATIONAL ‘OUR TOWN’ AT PASADENA PLAYHOUSE


Playwright Thornton Wilder’s, arguably quintessential philosophical play, “Our Town”, is a snapshot study of 20th-century American small town life.  Written in 1938 the play presented a view of a society that was kinder, gentler,...

“BIG NIGHT”

By Lisa Lyons Award-winning playwright Paul Rudnick is known for his comic takes on gay culture set against the backdrop of everyday life - his hit play/film “Jeffrey” examined the modern day dating dilemma of...