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I’m Not Just A Comic Genius Resolves Conflict

I’m Not Just A Comic Genius Resolves Conflict

Demonstrating that an old dog can learn new tricks, I’m Not Just a Comic Genius blends existential elements with hilarious comedic scenes to show a man reconnecting with life. David (Morry Schorr) remains bitter and standoffish after his wife’s death. His daughter Judith (Michele Tannen) suggests he start writing again to occupy his time and […]

I only caught one production on the weekend to tell you about, and it was a “laugh-a-minute” riot! If you are a fan of fast-paced INSANITY, you’ll love this one…

I only caught one production on the weekend to tell you about, and it was a “laugh-a-minute” riot! If you are a fan of fast-paced INSANITY, you’ll love this one…

Drop Dead! Presented by Theatre 68 Written by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, and directed by Van Zandt with HIGH ENERGY MADNESS. This will mark the 29th anniversary since its original debut. A cunningly clever and “larger than life” farce, the audience the night I went fell apart with laughter! Murder, mayhem and mania […]

The Human Spirit at The Odyssey Theater Looks Back at Apartheid’s Unheralded Heroes

The Human Spirit at The Odyssey Theater Looks Back at Apartheid’s Unheralded Heroes

By Steven Woodruff Carole Eglash-Kosoff’s play succeeds best when it focuses closely on its edgy quartet of female heroines. Adapted from her book of the same title, The Human Spirit is hampered by its hybrid documentary style which tries to convey too much historical, social, and political narrative. In doing so, her well-drawn characters can […]

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 […]