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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

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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

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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

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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

THE END TIMES at the Skylight Theatre

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Photo by Ed Krieger

Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

Religious ideology and its impact on young minds serves as the theme for playwright Jesse Mu-En Shao’s The End Times, a lean narrative enriched with well-grounded performances and a modest but handsome production design. The play, developed jointly by Playwrights’ Arena and the Skylight Theatre, is cogently directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera. Read more…

Now running through May 15

FOREVER HOUSE at the Skylight Theatre

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Photo by Ed Krieger

Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

Tony Abatemarco’s play Forever House, about a gay couple who purchase a home and then struggle to make a go of their partnership, is something of a hybrid. In some places it’s an airy situation comedy that drifts into horror-lite…… 

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Lovell Estell III – Stage Raw

For Jack and Ben (Michael Rubenstone, James Liebman), the future could not be brighter. At a time when gay couples have attained something approaching legitimacy and equal rights, they have just purchased a stylish craftsman home in a very white bread “straight,” neighborhood, and are mulling over the details of decoration and the possibility of a family. Full assimilation and acceptance at last. Or is it?       Read more…

Les Spindle –  Frontiers L.A.

Veteran playwright Tony Abatemarco offers an alternately funny and heartrending new play, exploring the quest for happily-ever-after domesticity in contemporary gay relationships. Read more…

Now running through February 28

 

EL GRANDE CIRCUS DE COCA-COLA at the Skylight Theatre

egccc_cast_y David C. Nichols – LA Times

Meet voluble Pepe, patriarch of the world’s most dubious clan of Mexican entertainers, who has retained his unwarranted confidence over the decades since his brood began touring the bottom-rung nightclub circuit. Read more…

Now running through August 23.

I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT at the Skylight Theatre

Photo by Ed Krieger

Photo by Ed Krieger

Deborah Klugman – Stage Raw

One way to tackle your demons is to write a book about them. Another way is to condense your recollections into a solo performance piece that resembles a standup comedy routine. Annabelle Gurwitch has done both. Read more…

Now running through June 7.

DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA at the Skylight Theatre

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Photo by Ed Krieger

David C. Nichols – LA Times

A mesmerizing blend of magical realism and poetic social comment courses through “Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea,” Nathan Alan Davis’ meta-theatrical parable about an idealistic African American teen in search of his heritage. Read more…

 

Now playing through March 29.