Preview Review Revue

A look at what STAGES, Theater Out, Monkey Wrench Collective and other great OC theater companies will stage in 2011

THEATRE OUT: The most interesting plays on tap at OC’s gay-and-lesbian theater seem to be Stephan Karam’s comedy Speech and Debate, about three misfit teenagers in a sexually repressed Oregon town; A Catered Affair, a 2007 musical written by theater icon Harvey Fierstein; and Richard Greenberg’s intensely elusive The Violet Hour, which debuted at SCR in 2003. Most yawny choices? Tennessee Williams’ emotionally tiresome Suddenly Last Summer and Christopher Durang’s Beyond Therapy, an admittedly funny comedy that has basically been ruined by high-school-theater festivals. Grade: B.

It's a puckfest at SCR
Scott Brinegar/SCR
It's a puckfest at SCR

Location Info


The Chance Theater

5552 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92807

Category: Theaters

Region: Anaheim

Hunger Artists Theatre Co.

699 S. State College Blvd., Ste. A
Fullerton, CA 92831

Category: Theaters

Region: Fullerton

Laguna Playhouse

606 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Category: Theaters

Region: Laguna Beach

Maverick Theater

110 E. Walnut
Fullerton, CA 92832

Category: Performing Arts Venues

Region: Fullerton

Monkey Wrench Collective

204 N. Harbor Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92832

Category: Performing Arts Venues

Region: Fullerton

South Coast Repertory

655 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Category: Music Venues

Region: Costa Mesa


400 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832

Category: Theaters

Region: Fullerton

Theatre Out

402 W. 4th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Category: Theaters

Region: Santa Ana

This article ran in print as "Preview Review Revue: A look at what OC’s best local theater companies will stage in 2011."

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