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CLOUD 9 at the Antaeus Theatre Company

Photo by Geoffrey Wade Photography

Photo by Geoffrey Wade Photography

Terry Morgan  -  Stage Raw

The Antaeus Theatre Company once again demonstrates its immense value to the Los Angeles theatre community, this time with a superb revival of Caryl Churchill’s Cloud 9. It’s an ambitious and tricky work, but under Casey Stangl’s thoughtful direction, an inspired ensemble does the play proud. As usual, Antaeus “partner-casts” its productions; this review is of “The Blighters” cast.Read more…

Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

Noted playwright Caryl Churchill developed Cloud 9 in collaboration with a company of actors, who drew on their personal experience in helping create the work. A biting satirical farce that premiered in 1979, with cross-gender casting, it deals with conflicts engendered when people’s natural sexual predilections are out of line with society’s rigid expectations. Read more…

Now running through April 24

HENRY IV, PART I at Antaeus Theatre Company

Photo by Karianne Flaathen

Photo by Karianne Flaathen

Neal Weaver  – Stage Raw

Shakespeare could wield a neat dialectic as deftly as Bertolt Brecht, though he didn’t talk about it as much. In almost every play, the Bard shaped his plots to depict forces eternally at odds. Here, he ranges Prince Hal (Ramon de Ocampo) and Hotspur (Joe Holt), believers in the chivalric code, and single combat upon the Field of Honor, against the scoundrel Falstaff (Gregory Itzin) who debunks their high-minded words….. Read more…