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Theater Review: Charles Randolph-Wright’s Cuttin’ Up at the Pasadena Playhouse

Despite a title that threatens some kind of urban 'Hee-Haw,' Charles Randolph-Wright's adaptation of Craig Marberry's book is serious entertainment. Read More »

Theater Review: Julia Cho’s The Piano Teacher in Costa Mesa, California

A brilliant new play reveals the dark side of storytelling as it celebrates the playwright's craft. Read More »

Theater Review: Jeffrey Hatcher’s A Picasso at the Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles

Of genius and genocide in Jeffrey Hatcher’s genial cat-meets-mouse, cat-loses-mouse, mouse-paints-cat into a corner drama. Read More »

Theater Review: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles

The Kathleen Turner-Bill Irwin production arrives in Los Angeles after hit runs in London and New York. Read More »

Theater Review: Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet at Geffen Playhouse, L.A.

Jon Tenney, Alicia Silverstone and Greg Germann remind L.A. theatergoers why Mamet is worthwhile and Hollywood worrisome. Read More »

Theater Review: Jessica Hagedorn’s Dogeaters at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles

Hagedorn's stage adaptation of her novel is a rare opportunity for a large Asian-American cast to portray the Philippines under Marcos. Read More »

Theater Review: Daughter of a Cuban Revolutionary

Writer-performer Marissa Chibas evokes her extraordinary past. Read More »

Theater Review: Greg Kotis’ Pig Farm – South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, California

From the author of Urinetown, Pig Farm is a stylish production of the new comedy that brings a balanced message of regulatory excess. Read More »

Theater Review: Jason Robert Brown’s 13 Premieres in L.A.

A musical about pre-teen angst takes another step back in the material development of this gifted American composer. Read More »

Theater Review: Don’t Look Back at the Unknown Theatre, L.A.

Kenneth Patchen loved jazz but wrote poetry. In 1958 he encouraged America to listen to – and face – the music. Read More »