CAFE SOCIETY at the Odyssey Theatre

Photo by Ed Krieger

Deborah Klugman – Stage Raw

There are several hearty laughs to be had as the credits roll on Peter Lefcourt’s clichéd comedy, which is set in a West L.A. Starbucks where a homegrown terrorist is holding people hostage. Read more…

Margaret Gray – LA Times

One unintended consequence of the communications age is the increased difficulty of putting together a believable plot.

Smartphones have essentially obviated the situations that promote dramatic conflict — getting trapped or stranded with other people, say — and the omnipresence of Wi-Fi makes it impossible to preserve a mystery. Read more…

Now running through Oct. 11.