6 days ago | Theater
It's tempting for us cool kids in the back row, occupied as we are with spit wads and sardonic observations on everything, to dismiss the ritual of family gathering around a table and breaking bread—unless it's at some hipster joint serving pork-b...
12 days ago | Culture
There's a touch of classic MAD Magazine in the two shows currently running at STAGEStheatre, Orange County's longest-established storefront theater. Both the musical revue Unexpected Song and the Peanuts riff Dog Sees God take pop-culture referenc...
25 days ago | Politics
When you are dealing with such a yuge primordial force like Donald J. Trump, apparently not even an Internet ticket OR a media credential to his rally assures access. I had both. And after checking in and securing my credential, I was inside the O...
26 days ago | Theater
Few people in attendance that Sunday night at the Maverick Theater in Fullerton had been in the space before. But nearly all of them raised their hands or roared in the affirmative when the pre-show greeter asked them if they were familiar with th...
1 month ago | Theater
It’s a long way from the Firth of Forth to downtown Santa Ana, but that’s not stopping the National Theatre of Scotland from including the city on part of its world-traversing barnstorming tour. The theater troupe, which launched in 2006 and has c...
2 months ago | Culture
He wasn't talking about dick jokes or snappy one-liners, but Russian writer Anton Chekhov thought most early productions of his plays weren't comedic enough. Sure, you don't think of laugh riots when you think of Chekhov characters, this sad lot o...