THE PENIS CHRONICLES at the Coast Playhouse

Photo by Brian Perez

Neal Weaver  – Stage Raw

Apparently playwright Tom Yewell wanted to provide a male variation on The Vagina Monologues. The title might suggest that the show is a bit of pornography or an exercise in sensationalism, but the play is neither, despite a brief interlude of male nudity. It is, rather, a series of eight engaging and provocative monologues, dealing with male vulnerabilities and sexual dilemmas. Read more…

David C. Nichols – LA Times

The Penis Chronicles” has extended at the Coast Playhouse, which is understandable, and, given that venue’s long-dark status, heartening.  Tom Yewell’s study of the male experience isn’t necessarily the counterpart to Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues” that its obviated title suggests. Less political or variegated, this series of eight single-person accounts nonetheless reveals noteworthy writing ability and features solid, credible acting from a well-chosen cast. Read more…

Now running through January 11.