The late Maurice Sendak's In the Night Kitchen is a story of dreams, childhood rebellion, baking children (a la Grimm), heroism and, yes, love and freedom, featuring male frontal nudity, big Jungian themes (ditto) and excellent illustrations in the realm of the gently and instructively surreal. It w ... More >>
Movies are alive in the Age of McConaughey
Daniel Day-Lewis and Steven Spielberg ably fill the 16th president's hat
The Fullerton acting troupe's take on the Beckett masterpiece strikes the perfect balance of pathos and bathos
While it's an obvious nod to the fact that February is Black History Month, George Wolfe's The Colored Museum, which opens this weekend at UC Irvine, is also right in time for those who blanch at the thought of the Hallmark holiday of Feb. 14. It's all about hate. Okay, maybe it has absolutely no ... More >>
Orange County does not go as ga-ga--Lady or otherwise--for World AIDS Day as many other municipalities (especially nearby Long Beach). But there are some commemorations today in the onetime gay mecca of Laguna Beach and Saturday in the future gay mecca of Santa Ana.
Theatre Out is Orange County's lone theater devoted exclusively to presenting plays about the gay and lesbian experience. (It says so right on their webpage!) Previous productions at the Santa Ana theater ( located in the space formerly occuped by Rude Guerrilla) include such landmark gay-the ... More >>
I spent my Election Night trying to find non-existent parking outside Hamburger Mary's in Long Beach. The celebration inside sure looked like fun, though, but I don't think I would have stuck around past midnight to watch all the tears turn from Obama joy to Prop 8 despair. Failing that, I instead d ... More >>
Tony Kushner in Conversation with John Glore
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In Nanny McPhee, the Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter gets to flex her comic muscles
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Remembering Hunter S. Thompson and Arthur Miller
From Christopher Shinns On the Mountain, Sophocles wavers in the distance
Landford Wilsons Redwood Curtain
Revisiting Angels In America
Stalled by anti-gay marriage laws, performance artist Tim Miller heads for the U.K.
Kushners A Bright Room Called Day
Its the 2001 OC Weekly Theater Awards!
A play that can break your heart in 10 different ways
The Last Session rocks in a powerful, poignant Laguna staging