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Archive for July 2016 – Page 2

KING LEAR at the Loft Ensemble

Photo by Shelby Barr

Photo by Shelby Barr

Terry Morgan  -  Stage Raw

Lear is one of those roles used to chart an actor’s path in life: the young actor is Romeo, a bit later is Hamlet, and the older actor essays Prospero and Lear. Read more…

Now running through August 14

BAD JEWS at Theatre of NOTE


Photo by Caity Ware

Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

The relative from hell: Surely every family has one. It’s the person who talks nonstop, who has zero tolerance for other people’s points of view, who perceives her own needs as trumping every other problem on the horizon. Read more…

Now running through July 24

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

IN TRUMP WE TRUST at the Second City Hollywood Studio Theatre


(Second City Hollywood)

Margaret Gray – LA Times

The line between political reporting and parody is blurrier than ever these days, especially since Donald Trump launched his presidential run. It’s not always obvious whether a headline comes from the Los Angeles Times or the Onion. Read more…

Now running through August 13


IN CASE OF EMERGENCY at an Undisclosed Location

Photo Halei Parker

Photo Halei Parker

Paul Birchall  – Stage Raw

It’s easy to love site specific theater —particularly one in which the setting essentially adds a character to the show itself. I’m thinking of recent shows like Flagship Theater’s Second Skin, which was a ghost story staged on the beach outside the Annenberg Beach House, with ghostly figures emerging from the cascading surf……Read more…

Now running through July 3