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GOD ONLY KNOWS at Theatre 40

Photo by Ed Krieger

Photo by Ed Krieger

Terry Morgan – Stage Raw

One thing the theater is particularly good at is exploring the ramifications of an argument, be it interpersonal, philosophical or political: Simply look at the works of George Bernard Shaw or David Hare. Hugh Whitemore’s take on the subject of the validity of Christianity or any religion is called God Only Knows. Theatre 40 gives it a terrific American premiere, and although it gets a trifle didactic in Act 2, overall it’s very entertaining and thought-provoking. Read more…

NIGHT WATCH at Theatre 40

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Neal Weaver  – Arts In LA

Prolific playwright Lucille Fletcher is best known for the suspense drama Sorry, Wrong Number—which began life as prizewinning 1948 radio play, starring Agnes Morehead, and in 1950 was made into a film noir that garnered an Oscar nomination for its star, Barbara Stanwyck.
Fletcher’s Night Watch is also a suspense drama, in which nothing is quite what it appears. Elaine Wheeler (Jennifer Lee Laks) is a wealthy heiress who lives with her husband in a posh apartment in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan. But she is a chronic insomniac, and during one of her sleepless vigils, standing at her window, she sees something alarming in the supposedly abandoned building across the way. Read more…

Now running through February 24.

KIN at Theatre 40

David C. Nichols – LA Times

The tenacious human need for connection forms the heart of “Kin” at Theatre 40.  Bathsheba Doran’s elliptical 2011 comedy-drama about how familial and personal relationships inform each other in this fragmented world receives a proficient albeit over-attenuated West Coast premiere. Read more…

Now running through October 27.

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