Theatre Out

402 W. 4th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
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Theater Out is a theater in Santa Ana. OC's only theater devoted to stories that comment in some way on the LGBT experience has received short shrift in our pages. It's not by choice: There are only so many plays we can squeeze into our coverage, and simply due to timing (short theatrical runs, multiple plays to choose from, the cruel reality of deadlines), since forming in 2006, the Santa Ana-based Theatre Out has received only one full review in the Weekly. And that's a shame. While many of the plays have favored, in the words of literary director Darcy Hogan, "rich, interesting life stories over skin, sex and violence," there have been some quite striking choices, such as Angels In America, The Laramie Project, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. And how we couldn't squeeze in a review of a play called Southern Baptist Sissies is just unconscionable. Good stuff!

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