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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...
Review by: Wilfred M. Phillips Jr.   An otherworldly feel becomes apparent from the very beginning in this new production at Rogue Machine Theatre in Venice, Ca. In an old graveyard, from the afterlife, the characters of Betty, Alvis, George, and the High Priestess...
By Wilfred M. Phillips Jr. An impressive 70th anniversary revival of Arthur Miller’s classic play, “Death of a Salesman,” is now running at the Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica. Winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and a Tony award for “Best Play,” this story stays...

Brown Out and Five

Review by: Dale Reynolds Casa 0101, in Boyle Heights, is the only major live-theater in its district and has, for some years now, been a quality addition to the largely Latino community just east of downtown L.A. As such, they reach audiences who are...

Hollywood Fringe Binge

by Peter Foldy With over 400 productions playing at the moment as part of the annual Hollywood Fringe Festival, I am making an effort to see a good number of them. I have already reviewed the excellent, "And Now It's All This," a play that examines the repercussions of John...
Review by: Peter Foldy "God Forever, Beatles Never" and "Go Home Beatles" were just some of the derogatory slogans painted on placards during protests against the world's number one rock band in 1966. Encouraged by the Christian right, kids all over America and the UK were suddenly smashing Beatles records...
Review by Peter Foldy After the "N" word is spray painted onto the home of young Carly Uhlenbeek (Jasmine St. Clair), an African/American girl living in an innocent, all-white community, she gathers her friends from the 7th grade where the kids decide to reenact the crime in order to figure...
by Dale Reynolds Based on the novels of Håkan Nesser, wherein a retired northern European chief detective opens up a used book shop for his leisure time, but cops – friends from the force, or not – keep coming in to test his skills on difficult cases. In Season One,...
Reviewed by: Dale Reynolds In Antaeus’ recent re-discovery of semi-lost plays, DIANA OF DOBSON'S the director, Casey Stangl, has partner-cast it with great aplomb. Written in 1908, in England, playwright Cicely Hamilton (1872-1952), a confirmed feminist and suffragette in her day, makes her political and social points about the problems...
Review by: Dale Reynolds These days we’re all aware of the growing amount of class LGBTQ theatre, and there is now also positive growth in outsiders’ perceptions of this persecuted minority. A major addition to this growing output will send you running to the historic Fountain Theatre in Hollywood to...