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Archive for Ellen McLaughlin

AJAX IN IRAQ at Greenway Court Theatre

Photo by Sean Deckert

Photo by Sean Deckert

Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

Ellen McLaughlin’s Ajax in Iraq is a bruising play, an often painful-to-watch drama that serves as a reminder of the toll war takes on body, mind and spirit. Read more…

Now running through August 14

OEDIPUS MACHINA at the Odyssey Theatre

Photo by Enci Box

Photo by Enci Box

Jenny Lower – LA Weekly

Oedipus Rex may be one of the best known plays of the western canon, but it gets an alien staging, quite literally, in Ron Sossi’s inventive though uneven production at the Odyssey Theatre. Based on Ellen McLaughlin’s modernist, poetic adaptation of the text, Oedipus Machina transports the action to a vaguely eastern, otherworldly locale. em>Read more…

Deborah Klugman – Stage Raw

Among the reasons to appreciate Ron Sossi’s staging of playwright Ellen McLaughlin’s Oedipus – re-titled Oedipus Machina for the strange extraterrestrial-like edifice that dominates the set – is Joshua Wolfe Coleman’s portrayal of the well-meaning but clueless king. Read more…

Now running through July 26.