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It Takes Two to Tangle: Maura Campbell’s Flower Duet

It Takes Two to Tangle: Maura Campbell’s Flower Duet

By Natasha Lewin Love is a many splendored thing — until along comes infidelity. Two couples, both on the course to divorce, collide after an affair. Leaving behind a world of alcoholism, sexual dysfunction, and bad parenting, the foursome must decide on what (and who) is most important to them. Can betrayal actually get lovers […]

Susannah Blinkoff… It’s Her Time Now.

Susannah Blinkoff… It’s Her Time Now.

Singer, songwriter, performer, daughter, mother, wife, and beautiful person inside and out, Susannah Blinkoff sings her heart and soul out in a riveting one woman show, Daughter of… at the Three Clubs Lounge in Hollywood. She opens the show with a powerful song, “Me… I’ll Be Just Fine,” with poignant and compelling lyrics, as she […]

Marital Blissters

Marital Blissters

We cloak ourselves in a thick veneer that only those who truly know us recognize and accept. With this acceptance, a bond is created, and can lead to a romance that dazzles and intoxicates. There is a lighter side to the contract of marriage, be it raising children, role-playing, or infidelities that resemble more like […]

Flag Day

Flag Day

Some folks are locked into ceremonies and rituals whose meanings have long been forgotten. They hold tight to these ceremonies, as they give substance to an otherwise drab and uneventful existence. Ignoring a holiday to avoid a painful memory is one thing, but changing the holiday entirely to the detriment of others is a cry […]

I caught the new offering from DOMA Theatre on the weekend

I caught the new offering from DOMA Theatre on the weekend

As always, it was visually spectacular! They always “do it up big!” Known for mastering the art of presenting large scale musicals in a 99-seat venue, they are a visionary and respected troupe in the L.A. scene. I’ll never forget their exciting production of The Who’s “Tommy” (which I saw twice). Due to personal taste, […]

Games on a Bombed Out Beach

Games on a Bombed Out Beach

By Natasha Lewin Two self-centered former lovers, one altruistic celebrity, and a Hollywood producer with an iPhone—what could go right? Written and directed by Shirl Hendryx whose television credits include Columbo and Mission Impossible, Games on a Bombed Out Beach centers around socially conscious, A-list action hero Jim Branson (Richard Chassler) and the production of […]

Against the Wall Forces Change

Against the Wall Forces Change

Blending romance and stand-up comedy, Against the Wall thoughtfully yet hilariously examines how it often takes moments of great desperation to face difficult emotional truths. Featuring excellent acting and some laugh-out-loud one-liners, the show steps behind the curtain to present the difficult realities of not only the shaping of a career, but the shaping of […]

I caught two new productions on their Opening Nights, on the weekend. Both theatres have good AC, thank goodness!

I caught two new productions on their Opening Nights, on the weekend. Both theatres have good AC, thank goodness!

Two Grooms: Big Gay North Hollywood Wedding Redux How long since you’ve been to a wedding, and got tipsy on champagne at the reception? This hilarious interactive musical production is a “larger than life,” laugh a minute riot! Cleverly co-written by William Reilly (who also playfully directs, and accompanies on piano) and Ben Rovner. We […]

Happy belated Mother’s Day to all of you “Moms” out there!

Happy belated Mother’s Day to all of you “Moms” out there!

I spent mine stuck at home, with a crummy cold, but received gorgeous flowers from my daughter Dana, and son Jeff, along with a box of my favorite See’s Candy. Dana brought me dinner (Jeff lives in Vegas), and I celebrated in my comfiest pajamas … then blew my nose, and went back to bed. […]

A Swan Song: Turning Thirty

A Swan Song: Turning Thirty

By Natasha Lewin When playwright Lisa Phillips Visca first heard that swans mate for life a light bulb went off. Reeling from her successful run with the romantic comedy Raise Me Up, Visca found her voice penning stories that focus on love as its theme. But this time with Turning Thirty she turned her lens […]