Wow! What a gorgeous weekend! With “temps” in the mid 80s in March …

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And folks enjoying summer-like activities … Southern Californians are truly blessed! I have no “new” productions to review for this week, but I did catch Group Rep’s current offering at Lonny Chapman Theatre.

Cobb – Written by Lee Blessing

From l, Daniel Sykes, Kent Butler, and Bert Emmett in “Cobb.” Babe Ruth pictured on video screen.

Currently running, and garnering positive reviews around town … I went to see this powerful, “sold out” play on Saturday night. Presented by a theatre group whose “openings” I rarely miss, I wasn’t available for the first night’s run of this one. One of our other fine writers, Mary Mallory, eloquently reviewed it in last week’s issue. I also thought it was a very strong production, worthy of your attendance! It is ingeniously directed by Gregg T. Daniel, with crisp timing and vision, and flawlessly acted by four gifted actors. We are privy to the life of baseball “phenom,” Ty Cobb, at different stages/ages of his professionally remarkable and personally despicable life (time span: 1886 thru’ 1961). Bravo to fine actors: Kent Butler, Daniel Sykes, Bert Emmett, and Jason Delane! Do take Mary’s and my recommendations, and catch this theatrically mesmerizing and historically interesting production! Running through April 7 at North Hollywood’s Lonny Chapman Theatre. For seats, call (818) 763-5990.

Back soon with “new reviews” … I am especially looking forward to Doma Theatre’s musical season opening production of The Who’s Tommy, running at The Met Theatre … opening on March 23.

In the meantime … Don’t forget to use your sunscreen lotion! In March? Only in California!

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