Or how to wreck a completely perfect first act
South Coast Repertory
Weekly art critic Dave Barton directs an uneven Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theater production of Thomas Middleton and William Rowley's play
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The Hunger Artists production chugs its way to satisfaction
The 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival opening night: very Jewy.Not that there's anything wrong with that.The 13th annual festival opened at Big Newport Thursday night with the world premiere of director/co-writer/co-producer Bryan Fogel's Jewtopia, which had an overflow audience next door to the larg ... More >>
Irvine Barclay Theatre
Sexed-up puppets, Nixon and more!
Back in the day (like in the 1990s), Orange County was a hotbed of new playwriting. Revolving Door Productions in Fullerton, and Stages in Anaheim, were new play foundries, and a lot of good, and some not-so-good stuff came out of each theater. Playwrighting groups also flourished, with at l ... More >>
Erik PattersonCypress College may just be a community college located in one of the more nondescript cities in Orange County, but every summer for the past 15 it's hosted one of the finest new play festivals in the state. The Cypress College New Play Festival 2010 includes works by: Ruth McKee, S ... More >>
Maverick Theater masters the irreverent Mel Brooks musical
Normally, this uber-cool publication wouldn't touch anything as apparently middle-of-the-road as the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Any musical that the New York Times would call "lovably inconsequential and entirely loveable," is obviously not close enough to hip to dirty our paws upon. ... More >>
La Mirada Theatre
Golden West Mainstage Theater
Last Night: Peter Hook DJing at Detroit Bar, July, 3 2008 There’s usually nothing like watching an aging icon get up in front of an audience at a venue to show us they still got it. You can’t help being drawn in by the powerful sense of tension. You might find your self echoing certain question ... More >>
Long Beacher Jeff Phifer reviews Friday's Friendly Neighbors, Ashtray Babies, Vomit Bomb & Bad Parents show at Alamitos Harbor. Also see Fever Dragon's fabulous photos. There is a new band night in Long Beach called the Butt Rockin' Boat Ride and it's harder and faster than any other night! This ba ... More >>
As Shipwrecked! shows, playwright Donald Marguulies thinks fabulists can be fabulous
Playwright Jeff Whitty speaks to the under-30 theater crowd
Theatre de la Jeune Lune delivers a masterful Miser
From Christopher Shinns On the Mountain, Sophocles wavers in the distance
The Year in Bad Theater
Rude Guerrilla: Now ruder than ever
Three Great Plays, One Weekend
The Houseguests and Road
Who was Wm. Shakespeare?
Deliciously dense Grasmere aint just for the Penguin-pocket-edition types
And too many saints
Introducing our nominees for the years best theater!
The third annual OC Weekly Theater Awards
Seen any good Holocaust plays lately?
Richard Nixon! Helen Gahagan Douglas! All in a new play at SCR!