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BRONCO BILLY – THE MUSICAL at the Skylight Theatre

Ed Krieger

Ed Krieger

Lovell Estell III — Stage Raw

If you haven’t seen the 1980 movie Bronco Billy with Clint Eastwood and Sondra Locke (or can’t remember if you did), don’t worry. With a book by Dennis Hackin (who also wrote the novel and the movie’s screenplay), and music and lyrics by Chip Rosenbloom and John Torres, with additional lyrics by Michele Brourman, this world premiere musical version, smartly directed by Hunter Bird, is a heck of a lot funnier and way more enjoyable.
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Ellen Dostal – Musicals in LA

A singing cowboy tries to keep his Wild West show alive despite the cards being stacked against him in Bronco Billy – The Musical, a heartwarming musical comedy loosely based on the 1980 Clint Eastwood film.
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Now running through June 30

AMERICA ADJACENT at the Skylight Theatre

Ed Krieger

Ed Krieger

Deborah Klugman – Capital & Main

Birth tourism in the United States is a flourishing business. Each year thousands of women from foreign nations pay big bucks to birth their babies on U.S. soil, insuring that their child (courtesy of our Fourteenth Amendment) will become a U.S. citizen.
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Now running through March 24

SWANSONG at the Skylight Theatre

(Photo, courtesy Australian Theatre Company)

(Photo, courtesy Australian Theatre Company)

Deborah Klugman – Stage Raw

In Swansong, Irish playwright Conor McDermottroe drafts a portrait of a disturbed and angry man unable to quell his sudden fits of rage or find balm for the inner wound that’s been festering since his childhood.
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Now running through October 7

HOSTAGE at the Skylight Theatre

Ed Krieger

Ed Krieger

Deborah Klugman – Capital and Main

On November 4, 1979, several hundred Iranians, mostly students, stormed the American embassy in Tehran and took 60-odd hostages — 52 of whom were held captive for 444 days. It was a humiliating event for the U.S. government and, in general, a wake-up call for Americans…..

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Now running through June 24

ROTTERDAM at the Skylight Theatre

Photo by Ed Krieger

Photo by Ed Krieger

Erin Conley – On Stage & Screen

It’s New Year’s Eve in Rotterdam, and Alice (Miranda Wynne) is agonizing over a drafted email she has been meaning to send for a long time—an email in which she finally tells her parents she’s a lesbian.
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Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

Human relationships are problematic, whoever you are.

Imagine you’re a gay woman happily partnered with another, and after some years together your beloved informs you that she’s always felt she’s a man and plans, maybe, to undergo a change. How would you feel about that?
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Now running through December 11

 

THE LOST CHILD at the Skylight Theatre

Photo by Ed Krieger

Photo by Ed Krieger

Deborah Klugman – Stage Raw

In Jennifer W. Rowland’s The Lost Child, Addie Daddio plays Ann, a troubled woman whose daughter had been mysteriously abducted 7 years prior.
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Now running through September 3

 

THE DEVIL’S WIFE at the Skylight Theatre

(Photo by Ed Krieger)

(Photo by Ed Krieger)

Deborah Klugman – Stage Raw

Premiering at the Skylight Theatre under Eric Hoff’s direction, Tom Jacobson’s latest play is a delectable little fable about free will, human folly and the encounter of a non-believer with God, Hell and the Devil.
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Rob Stevens – Haines His Way

With his latest work, The Devil’s Wife, playwright Tom Jacobson has created a fun piece of fluff. Read more…

Now running through August 20

LORD OF THE UNDERWORLD’S HOME FOR UNWED MOTHERS at the Skylight Theatre

Photo by Ed Krieger

Photo by Ed Krieger

Neal Weaver  – Stage Raw

This is not the first play to deal with the Catholic Church’s former barbarous and hypocritical treatment of unwed mothers, but playwright Louisa Hill gives the subject urgent and harrowing reality. Read more…

Now running through May 14

SHADES OF DISCLOSURE at the Skylight Theatre

Photo by Ed Krieger)

Photo by Ed Krieger)

Paul Birchall  – Stage Raw

It’s not helpful to dwell on the generation gap between the young and the old, particularly in the world of LGBTQ folks. The young possess the great currency of youth — beauty, brashness, opportunity. By contrast, if capitalist culture markets to Queers at all, the older folks are shunted to the side…..Read more…

Now running through February 25

 

THE TRAGEDY OF JFK (AS TOLD BY WM. SHAKESPEARE) at the Skylight Theatre

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Dany Margolies – The Daily Breeze

It’s a shame to reveal how “he Tragedy of JFK (as told by Wm. Shakespeare)T” gets recounted, but it seems impossible to write about it without divulging the basis for this genius concept. Read more…

Now running through November 6

OBAMA-OLOGY at the Skylight Theatre

Photo by Ed Krieger

Photo by Ed Krieger

Deborah Klugman – Capital & Main

Obama-ology, written by Aurin Squire, takes place in 2008 and revolves around a youthful volunteer for the Obama campaign and the life education he receives from his senior colleagues and the folks in the community where he’s working. Read more…

Neal Weaver  – Stage Raw

Despite the title, Aurin Squire’s play is not really about Barack Obama at all, though he is a dominant offstage presence. The piece tells the tale of Warren (Nicholas Anthony Reid), a middle-class African-American and a Harvard graduate. He’s also a gay vegetarian and a Buddhist, who wants to change the world and be a part of history. Read more…

 

Now running through August 28

CHURCH & STATE at the Skylight Theatre

Photo by Ed Krieger

Photo by Ed Krieger

Deborah Klugman – Stage Raw

Church & State, Jason Odell Williams’ timely and aptly titled political drama, tells the story of a fictional Republican Senator from North Carolina, Charles Whitmore (Rob Nagle, at his splendid best) who suddenly begins to question much that he’s always believed in — namely, God and the Second Amendment. Read more…

 
Now running through August 14