Elephant Room, LA

The three guys from New Jersey who perform magic tricks in "Elephant Room"Photo by Craig Schwartz ‘Elephant Room’ Created by Trey Lyford, Geoff Sobelle, and Steve CuiffoDirected by Paul LazarKirk Douglas Theatre, Culver City, Calif.Through Sept. 16, 2012 Looking  ...

An Iliad, La Jolla, Calif.

‘An Iliad’ Written by Denis O’Hare and Lisa PetersonDirected by Lisa PetersonLa Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, Calif.Aug. 11-Sept. 9, 2012 The Trojan War has never been more enthralling or thought provoking than in this La Jolla Playhouse adaptation  ...

Red, LA

‘Red’ By John LoganDirected by Michael GrandageWith Alfred Molina and Jonathan GroffMark Taper Forum, Los AngelesThrough Sept. 9, 2012 Are you a big fan of Mark Rothko? No? Honestly, neither am I. But, put the paintings aside, would  ...

Inherit the Wind, San Diego

‘Inherit the Wind’ Written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. LeeDirected by Adrian NobleThe Old Globe, San DiegoJune 17 – Sept. 25, 2012 When "Inherit the Wind" was originally staged half a century ago, this fictionalized story of  ...

Blithe Spirit, CalShakes, Orinda, Calif.

Domenique Lozano (standing) as Mme. Arkati in "Blithe Spirit"Photo by Kevin Berne ‘Blithe Spirit’ By Noël CowardDirected by Mark RuckerCalifornia Shakespeare Theater (CalShakes), Orinda, Calif.Aug. 8-Sept. 2, 2012 It’s not your ordinary ghost story. Which means it’s quite funny  ...

Uncle Vanya, NY

‘Uncle Vanya’ By Anton ChekhovA new version by Annie BakerDirected by Sam GoldSoho Rep, New YorkThrough Aug. 26, 2012 Chekhov is undeniably one of the greatest playwrights ever, even if he only produced a handful of full-length plays  ...

God of Carnage, San Diego

Lucas Caleb Rooney (left) and T. Ryder Smith in "God of Carnage"Photo by Henry DiRocco ‘God of Carnage’ Written by Yasmina RezaTranslated by Christopher HamptonDirected by Richard SeerOld Globe Theater, San DiegoJuly 27 – Sept. 2, 2012 Two sets  ...

Humor Abuse, SF

‘Humor Abuse’ Created by Lorenzo Pisoni and Erica SchmidtPerformed by Lorenzo PisoniDirected by Erica SchmidtAmerican Conservatory Theater (ACT), San FranciscoAug. 3-19, 2012 Lorenzo Pisoni may not have been literally born in the proverbial trunk but he comes pretty  ...

The Government Inspector, Pasadena

Shannon Holt and Adam Haas Hunter in "The Inspector General"Photo by Ed Krieger 'The Government Inspector' By Nikolai GogolAdapted by Oded GrossOriginal songs by Oded GrossDirected by Stefan NovinskiFurious Theatre CompanyThe Theatre @ Boston Court, PasadenaJuly 28-Aug. 26, 2012  ...

The Mikado, Lamplighters, SF Bay Area

Sonia Gariaeff as Katisha in "The Mikado"Photo by David Allen ‘The Mikado’ Book by William S. GilbertMusic by Sir Arthur SullivanPresented by The Lamplighters Music TheatreLesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, Calif. (and other San Francisco Bay  ...