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Author Archives: Kurt Gardner

Writer, critic and marketing expert whose passion for odd culture knows no bounds.

Theater Review (LA): Yours, Isabel

Christy Hall's charming one-act about love in a time of war makes its American Premiere at Actors Co-op in Hollywood. Read More »

Theater Review (LA): The Dining Room by A. R. Gurney

A.R. Gurney's 1981 play is revived in an adequate but forgettable production at the Promenade Playhouse. Read More »

Theatre Review (LA): Oswald

The interrogation of Lee Harvey Oswald is dramatized in a compelling production at the Write Act Repertory in Hollywood. Read More »

Horrors for Christmas

A retrospective of Christmas-themed horror films and TV shows from the past 30 years as witnessed by a holiday burnout. Read More »

Theatre Review (LA): Tennessee WIlliams’ Baby Doll

Williams' controversial screenplay is transferred to the stage in a fine production at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood. Read More »

Theatre Review (LA): Strindberg’s Miss Julie

Strindberg's 1888 work is tough going in a new production at the Stella Adler. Read More »

Theatre Review (LA): Pulp Shakespeare Transcribes Tarantino

This reinterpretation of Tarantino's film as a Shakespearean tragedy is fascinating and works hilariously well. Read More »

Theatre Review (LA): To Kill A Mockingbird

The film adaptation of Harper Lee's classic novel is brought lovingly to the stage in this Actors Co-Op production. Read More »

Movie Review: Drive (2011)

Ryan Gosling stars as an enigmatic driver in Nicolas Winding Refn's unusual, original take on the action genre. Read More »

Theater Review (LA): Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

This attempt at restaging the classic revue is torpedoed by technical problems, miscasting and an unnecessary backstory. Read More »