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This finely-wrought import from Australia concerns a topic we Americans are only now getting around to acknowledging here:  how a “superior,” white-dominated culture dealt with Indigenous people’s lives, and deaths.  Written by two Aboriginal writer/director/actors, Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman, the 20-year-old, less-than-seventy minutes, play...
Stephanie Alison Walker’s latest play, “The Abuelas,” (The Grandmothers) has had its stunning West Coast premiere at the elegant Antaeus Theatre under the vibrant direction of Andi Chapman. Gabriela (Luisina Quarleri), an Argentine-born concert cellist, and her American architect-husband, Marty (Seamus Dever), are an upscale, professional family in Chicago,...
Actress Marina Sirtis, best known for her role as Counselor Deanna Troi on the television series "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and the upcoming CBS All Access series "Star Trek: Picard," will headline the feature film, "A Thousand Little Cuts." Marina...
It is a story that most Americans have never heard. Constantinople,” playwright Aram Kouyoumdjian’s powerful play, is not just a response to historical events but it reflects the present that we’re living through. The story unfolds during the aftermath of World War I, circa 1919, when the city was under Allied occupation. It focuses on the...
An ideally timed race to the finish line, Gore Vidal’s political drama connects to the concerns and curiosities that Americans have for the 2020 election. In this story, two frontrunners spar for their party’s nomination. Set during the National convention, the delegates must weigh the merits between...
POPSTAR! MAGAZINE, a national leading entertainment magazine for more than three million readers for two decades announced today the worldwide launch of the new over-the-top (OTT) App, POPSTAR! TV on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku, with many more outlets to come before the end of the year.  With over...
Writer/Director Ethan Coen, along with brother Joel, is famous for his risk-taking screenplays, both horrific and amusing.  But he has been writing short plays for some time, apparently, and five of them are onstage at the Ahmanson Theatre. Directed by long-time collaborator Neil Pepe, the uneven...

Miss Lily Gets Reviewed

Be careful what you wish for and be even more careful what you pray for. "Miss Lily Gets Boned" teaches the audience that there is a lot more to learn from your actions than anything you can be told. Through the lens of absurd theater mingled with...

Give This Play a Hand

I know we are called “Hollywood Revealed” but when it comes to “Handjob” by Erik Patterson I can’t reveal too much--and trust me that’s OK. It would be very easy to ruin this play for you the reader. It would very be easy to tell you what this...
There’s a relatively new method of getting qualified new plays national exposure:  Rolling World Premiere, in which a few theatres around the country agree to simultaneously produce original work.  This latest attempt to expose theatergoers to new plays is “Apple Season” by E.M. Lewis, about...