The Country House, LA

The program for “The Country House” digs its pointy elbow into your ribs to ensure you get “it” — the parallels, that is, between this Donald Margulies play and Anton Chekov’s “The Seagull,” “Uncle Vanya,” and “The Cherry Orchard.”  ...

The Last Confession, LA

Wal-Mart? A mom-and-pop corner store, despite its 2.1 million employees worldwide. Bank of America? A payday loan business, despite its $115 billion in assets. Chicago? A shining city on the hill, despite its long and well-earned history of municipal corruption  ...

Death of the Author, LA

Spoiler Alert: Animals are, indeed, hurt in this play. They’re the oxen gored by playwright Steven Drukman and they can be found at almost any university today — from the president to a major department chair to a  ...

The Ghost of Gershwin, LA

As someone who loves George Gershwin’s music, could listen to it 24/7 and never tire of it, I’d looked forward to reviewing "The Ghost of Gershwin" at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood. But I quickly tired of  ...

A Delicate Balance, LA

It’s Saturday and you’ve just been given tickets to an Edward Albee play. What to wear, what to wear? You look through your closet for something appropriate: (a) Tux. Un-huh. (b) Business casual. Ahh, no. (c) Hazmat suit. Hmmm…. Answer  ...

The Lion in Winter, LA

It’s a story as old or older as any to be found in the Old Testament: a dysfunctional family; a husband and wife at each other’s throats; adult children twitching with ambition and sibling rivalry and, of course, a pearl  ...

A Song at Twilight, LA

The old adage — “never tell your best friend anything you wouldn’t want your worst enemy to know” — is the armature of Noel Coward’s “A Song At Twilight,” one of the last plays he wrote (1966) before his death  ...

What Kind of God, Hollywood

Robert Keasler (left) and Brett Donaldson in "What Kind of God?" ‘What Kind Of God?’   By Steve JulianDirected by Aaron Lyons Developed in the Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA Playwrights GroupLillian Theatre, Hollywood, Calif.Through Oct. 20, 2013 What  ...

The Diary of Anne Frank, LA

Valerie Rose Lohman and Nick Reilly in "The Diary of Anne Frank"Photo by Ed Krieger ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ Written by Frances Goodrich and Albert HackettAdapted by Wendy KesselmanDirected by Mark BelnickProduced by Racquel Lehrman, Theatre  ...

We Are Proud to Present, LA

Cast members in a scene from "We Are Proud..."Photo by Jillian Armenante ‘We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915’  ...