all wear bowlers – Geoff Sobelle and Trey Lyford

“all wear bowlers” is not a play, per se. It is both more and less. Definitely higher on sheer entertainment, silliness, and athleticism than the Center Theater Group’s typical offering, it is lacking in story, significance or meaning. This  ...

Electricidad – Luis Alfaro

Learning that Electricidad, is an adaptation of Sophocles’ Electra, should not deter even the most classic-aversive among theater goers from indulging in the wit and wisdom of MacArthur-genius-award-winning-playwright Luis Alfaro’s new play.In fact it is totally unnecessary to know  ...

Golda’s Balcony – William Gibson

Fresh from her Tony-nominated, record-breaking New York run, Tovah Feldshuh has brought the one woman show, Golda’s Balcony, to the Wadsworth Theatre in West Los Angeles. Golda, of course, is Golda Meir, Israel’s Prime Minister from 1969 to 1974.Her  ...

Alma – Joshua Sobol

Alma Mahler not only (sequentially) married the composer, Gustav Mahler, Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius and novelist and poet Franz Werfel, but she was a lover or romantically connected to painters Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka, composer Alexander Zemlinsky and  ...

Exits and Entrances – Athol Fugard

It is not often that a new work by an acclaimed playwright opens in a very small theater.Exits and Entrances not only debuted at the 78 seat Fountain Theater on the east side of Hollywood, it was expressly written for  ...

Embedded – Tim Robbins

A program written like a tabloid and the sound of hard rock music blaring set the stage for the raw biting material to come. Embedded, Tim Robbins’ caustic counter-attack to the Iraq war machine, savagely bursts forth with the  ...

Gem of the Ocean – August Wilson

For fans of August Wilson, Gem of the Ocean is a not to be missed event. Beautifully staged with set by David Gallo and direction by Marion McClinton, Gem of the Ocean, unfortunately misses for much of the remainder  ...