The Roommate Proves South Coast Rep's Push for More Female Playwrights Ain't Mere Affirmative Action8 days ago | Theater
Most plays worth their weight in grease have the Big Reveal, the unveiling of the secret beneath the apparently still waters that belies the deep, dark undercurrents beneath. Jen Silverman's 2015 dark comedy The Roommate is no different, except it...
14 days ago | Theater
Most performing-arts festivals blow. All kinds of shows are crammed into all kinds of venues, with nary a rhyme nor reason for what is playing anywhere, leaving the poor fool who just wants to catch a decent play or two frantically scrambling to f...
22 days ago | Theater
It's the last issue of the last OC Weekly in the last year that America won't be great again, so what better time to focus our energies on what lies ahead for local theater in the first few months of the year 2017? The following is a round-up of t...
1 month ago | Theater
When a Mr. Magoo movie, Donald Duck's uncle and a 1975 porno (seriously, look up The Passions of Carol on imdb.com) are all based on your story or character, you know you've finally made it. And Charles Dickens' 1843 novella A Christmas Carol is d...
2 months ago | Theater
Donald Trump is a yuge fan of theater! Just tremendous! It's true! Just check out his Tweets Nov. 19 after the cast of Hamilton ended its show on Broadway the night before with an appeal to vice president-elect Mike Pence, who was in attendance, t...