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GAMES ON A BOMBED OUT BEACH at the Macha Theatre

Photo by Ed Krieger

Photo by Ed Krieger

Neal Weaver  – Stage Raw

Shirl Hendryx’s play is set in an inn on a small Mediterranean island off the coast of Greece, where a group of movie-makers have gathered to prepare for a location shoot. Socially conscious American movie star Branson (Richard Chassler), who’s scheduled to head the cast, has insisted on the hiring of Brit director Paul Deckard (Jonathan Salisbury), unaware that his wife once had an affair with Deckard.   Read more…

Steven Leigh Morris  – LA Weekly

An initial impulse upon discovering a new play about Hollywood types making a movie in an exotic location is to get down on your knees and pray, “Please Lord, not another play by and about dissolute filmmakers grappling with their purpose in life.” Read more…

Now playing through June 22.

SHADES at Macha Theatre

Photo courtesy Macha Theatre

Photo courtesy Macha Theatre

Neal Weaver – Stage Raw

Tom Hartley’s comedy concerns teenager Miguel (Armando Broncas) who’s in deep denial about his homosexual feelings, ‘till his girlfriend Nuria (Catherine Mersereau) gives him a mysterious pair of sunglasses through which he can see the aura of those around him. Straights, it seems, have blue auras, while gays have red ones. When he looks in the mirror while wearing the shades he discovers his aura is decidedly red.

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Les Spindle – Frontiers L.A.

During the 1970s, dinner theaters were popular throughout the nation, offering least-common-denominator entertainment served alongside overcooked roast beef and weak cocktails. It wasn’t as much about going to the theater as a quest for chuckles that didn’t tax the brain. Yuppie patrons dined on semi-digestible grub while getting buzzed.
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Now running through September 29.macha

GARBO’S CUBAN LOVER at Macha Theatre

Neal Weaver – LA Weekly

Writer-director Odalys Nanin’s fictionalized bio-play zeroes in on Mercedes De Acosta, who in the 1930s was celebrated as a poet, playwright and novelist, though nowadays she’s remembered mostly for her lesbian affairs with famous actresses including Eva LeGallienne, Alla Nazimova and Tallulah Bankhead.In Nanin’s play, De Acosta (played by the author), meets Greta Garbo (Angela Nicholas) and forms an obsessive relationship with her.
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