The Sunshine Boys

"Sunrise, sunset," or so the song goes. Time passes, we get older, and another generation takes our place.  Maybe "The Sunshine Boys" is a little old and tired for yet another sunrise, but soldier on it does in the cavernous  ...

A Winter’s Tale, Cal Shakes

From left, Tristan Cunningham, L. Peter Callender, Aldo Billingslea and Margo Hall in "A Winter's Tale"Photo by Alessandra Mello   From "The Winter's Tale" by William ShakespeareDirected by Patricia McGregorCalifornia Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes), Orinda, Calif.Sept. 25-Oct.  ...

Humor Abuse, LA

  Created by Lorenzo Pisoni and Erica SchmidtPerformed by Lorenzo PisoniDirected by Erica SchmidtMark Taper Forum, Los AngelesThrough November 3, 2013 Judy Garland broke hearts singing, “Be a clown, be a clown, be a  ...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

In Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” Anton Chekhov meets Absurdism and it’s love at first sight. From the fertile funny bone of the playwright who gave us “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for  ...

Parade, Philadelphia

Book by Alfred Uhry Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown Co-conceived by Harold Prince Directed by Terrence J. Nolen Production conceived by Jorge Cousineau and Terrence J. Nolen Arden Theatre Company, Philadelphia Sept. 26 - Nov. 3, 2013  ...

A Weekend with Pablo Picasso, San Diego

  Written and performed by Herbert SiguenzaDirected by Todd SaloveySan Diego Repertory TheatreSept. 7 – Oct. 6, 2013 After watching A Weekend with Pablo Picasso, I felt something was missing, which troubled me. It was  ...

St. Jude, LA

Writer/actor Luis Alfaro in "St. Jude" at the Kirk Douglas TheatrePhoto by Craig Schwartz   Written and Performed by Luis AlfaroDirected by Robert EganKirk Douglas Theatre, Culver City, Calif.Through Oct. 6, 2013 I am tempted to  ...

1776, SF

Andrew Boyer (left) and Ryan Drummond in "1776"Photo by Kevin Berne   ‘1776’ Music and lyrics by Sherman EdwardsBook by Peter StoneDirected by Frank GalatiAmerican Conservatory Theater, San FranciscoSept. 11-Oct. 6, 2013  ...

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  ...

Other Desert Cities

There is nothing dry about “Other Desert Cities,” the Pulitzer Prize nominated New York hit now playing at TheatreWorks in Mountain View. Written by Jon Robin Baitz (TV’s “Brothers and Sisters”) and deftly directed by Richard Seer, it is a  ...