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  • Four political dramas that play around with form

    Four political dramas that play around with form
    The words "political drama" may evoke finger-pointing lectures to some, but the subtlest works of dramatic literature have a political dimension, and the most enduring political dramas have an artistic suppleness. A false dichotomy between aesthetics...
  • The male of the species, under glass and onstage

    The male of the species, under glass and onstage
    "The Penis Chronicles" has extended at the Coast Playhouse, which is understandable, and, given that venue's long-dark status, heartening. Tom Yewell's study of the male experience isn't necessarily the counterpart to Eve Ensler's "Vagina Monologues"...
  • Holiday gift ideas for theater lovers

    Holiday gift ideas for theater lovers
    Still wondering what to get your theater-obsessed nearest and dearest? Theater critic Charles McNulty shares his gift ideas for those with the right kind of histrionic nature. For playwrights "Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh" (W.W....
  • 'A Delicate Balance': A look back at the Katharine Hepburn movie version

    'A Delicate Balance': A look back at the Katharine Hepburn movie version
    "A Delicate Balance," Edward Albee's 1966 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about emotional repression in an upper-crust WASP family, is once again a hot ticket on Broadway thanks to the new, starry revival production with Glenn Close and John Lithgow....
  • Mike Nichols' two unforgettable years in Chicago

    Mike Nichols' two unforgettable years in Chicago
    In 1955, Fred Wranovics, a bartender at the Woodlawn Tap on 55th Street in Hyde Park, bought a Hyde Park joint called the Hi-Hat Lounge. Wranovics decided he might as well add in the empty storefront next door and combine the two buildings, also on 55th....
  • Florida travel events calendar for December

    Florida travel events calendar for December
    Check out festivals and events in December across the state. Featured destination: Key West Dec. 4-21: Key West 'Bight' Before Christmas, Key West. Live holiday music, games for the kids, free cookies and eggnog, holiday cheer and a chance for...
  • In 'Takarazuka!!!,' coming of age in a blend of gender roles

    In 'Takarazuka!!!,' coming of age in a blend of gender roles
    A high degree of skill and individuality accompanies "Takarazuka!!!" at East West Players. In its elegant West Coast premiere, Susan Soon He Stanton's very promising albeit still-forming play with music uses the famed all-female troupe in the titular...
  • 'Delicate Balance' teeters slightly but always fascinates

    The setting for Edward Albee's "A Delicate Balance" is "the living room of a large and well-appointed suburban home," and scenic designer Santo Loquasto has conjured the scene so sumptuously at Broadway's Golden Theatre that you can practically hear the...
  • Revivals turn 2 problem-child musicals into something special

    Revivals turn 2 problem-child musicals into something special
    When the newly reworked version of Bill Russell and Henry Krieger's "Side Show" opened at the La Jolla Playhouse last year, the production didn't fix all the musical's flaws, but it did reveal the heart that made this tough-sell show too good to consign...
  • 'Dirty' takes on the slippery slope of compromise

    'Dirty' takes on the slippery slope of compromise
    In “Dirty,” a West Coast premiere at the Zephyr, playwright Andrew Hinderaker balances precariously between soapbox and gutter. For the most part the play maintains its dramatic equilibrium, yet it sometimes stumbles, bruisingly, into...
  • Dick Cavett to play himself in Lillian Hellman-Mary McCarthy feud

    Dick Cavett to play himself in Lillian Hellman-Mary McCarthy feud
    Dick Cavett, the veteran talk show host, will play himself in the Los Angeles premiere of a play based on the long-running feud between Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy. "Hellman v. McCarthy" by Brian Richard Mori will run Feb. 6 to 28 at Theatre 40 in...