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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...
Set in 1997, long before LGBTQ peoples could serve openly in the United States Services, Lila Rose Kaplan’s minor play, 100 PLANES, deals with a driven Air Force Lieutenant at an Air Force base in Germany. Young Lt. Kay McClure (Alina Rose Chock) is desperate to...
The German anti-capitalist playwright Berthold Brecht wrote this parable play in 1944 (based on a 14th-century Chinese play and in a new translation by Alistair Beaton), setting it as a play-within-a-play where two conflicting groups of peasants in Soviet Russia compete for farm land: the Collective Fruit...
Dancing at Lughnasa is a 1990 play by Irish dramatist Brian Friel (1929-2015), set in Ireland's west coast of County Donegal during the summer of 1936, a memory play told from the point of view of the adult Michael Evans, the narrator, who remembers that time as a seven-year-old. Long...
Review by Dale Reynolds Anybody who has ever been to a community, high school or college play knows that’s it’s possible something will go wrong – either major or minor – in some noticeable manner during the show (while it can happen to professionally-produced...