Heavenly Bodies – Stewart Parker

September 18 1890, Madison Square Theatre, New York City: an elderly actor feels the chill and the oppression of the constant rain. After dismissing his acting class and speaking briefly with his young leading lady of former days, he  ...

Comedy 101 – Mitch Hogue

New York John Houseman Theater Studio Too June 15 - July 7, 2004 Did you know that the word “laugh” is onomatopoetic – it comes from a Germanic root where “gh” is  ...

Amadeus – Peter Shaffer

Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus is a tremendously powerful meditation on the nature of artistic inspiration that cruelly inducts its own audience into the ranks of "mediocrities" -- those capable of appreciating genius without actually having it. It is both a  ...

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  ...

Endgame – Samuel Becket

Director Matthew Warchus has given Beckett’s bleak 1957 comedy an even bleaker production. The world is coming to an end. Trapped in a strange room, the blind and bullying Hamm (Michael Gambon) and his shambling, hapless servant Clov (Lee  ...