SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF at the Lovelace Studio Theatre

Photo by T. Charles Erickson

Bob Verini  –   Arts in LA

If you took in the luminous revival of Joe Turner’s Come and Gone at the Taper in 2013, you’ve already come face-to-face with the force of nature that is John Douglas Thompson, for my money one of the truly great actors in the English-speaking world today.  Read more…

Margaret Gray – LA Times

Aeschylus introduced the second actor to Greek plays, adding dialogue, conflict, action — in other words, drama — to what had been a primarily lyrical art form. It seems like a no-brainer, this innovation; yet the one-person show, generally featuring a famous person in decline reminiscing about his or her successes and struggles, remains a staple of the theater all these years later.  Read more…

Now running through June 7.