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  • Kirk Douglas Theatre's 2015-2016 season: 'Straight White Men,' Courtney Love

    Kirk Douglas Theatre's 2015-2016 season: 'Straight White Men,' Courtney Love
    What’s the meaning of life? What’s the point of economic privilege if it comes with an even steeper cost? What’s life without salad? These are just some of the questions presented in the Kirk Douglas Theatre’s upcoming 2015-...
  • In 'Wolf Hall,' unknown Lydia Leonard stakes a regal claim on U.S. stage

    In 'Wolf Hall,' unknown Lydia Leonard stakes a regal claim on U.S. stage
    For the first hour of the Tudor stage epic "Wolf Hall," Anne Boleyn makes exactly one appearance. "Do you not know me?" she says, bitingly, to a key member of Henry VIII's court, then quickly disappears. It's a question audiences may soon be asking too....
  • Plenty of bite in 'Of Good Stock,' but a soft heart lurks within

    Plenty of bite in 'Of Good Stock,' but a soft heart lurks within
    South Coast Repertory’s generosity to new playwrights has a fairy godmother-like charm. The company commissioned a play from the relatively unknown writer Melissa Ross¬†and has mounted a lavish, gorgeous world premiere production of it. I would...
  • 'Finding Neverland' ready to fly after a bumpy trip to Broadway

    'Finding Neverland' ready to fly after a bumpy trip to Broadway
    A week from opening night, what might charitably be called a charge of creative tension ripples through a rehearsal for the new Broadway musical "Finding Neverland." The show's choreographer is jumping on the stage of the Lunt-Fontanne theater to switch...
  • Updated 'Gigi' still a relic of its era

    Updated 'Gigi' still a relic of its era
    How do you solve a problem like "Gigi"? With its glamorous Parisian backdrops, lilting score by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe and Academy Award pedigree, Vincente Minnelli's 1958 movie musical might seem like the perfect Golden Age bonbon to tempt...
  • 'The Herd': A family jokes its way through hell

    'The Herd': A family jokes its way through hell
    There is a storied, if recently dormant, tradition of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company picking up yearning new plays from small productions on the London fringes — emotional works about struggling, broken people — and then throwing its...
  • Talking to Dick Gregory: Comedy, Selma and Cosby

    Talking to Dick Gregory: Comedy, Selma and Cosby
    Talking to Dick Gregory these days is a chore. Not because the man rambles — he's 82 and has earned the right. Not because every question for the famously philosophical comedian and activist — the self-proclaimed first black satirist —...
  • Redemption is short-lived in Neil LaBute's 'Break of Noon'

    Redemption is short-lived in Neil LaBute's 'Break of Noon'
    In the aftermath of a mass shooting, the sole survivor narrating Neil LaBute’s “The Break of Noon” at City Garage resolves to mend his selfish ways, attributing his escape to divine intervention. Don’t expect miracles, though....
  • Loads of dark satire in 'Occupation,' but little dramatic coherence

    Loads of dark satire in 'Occupation,' but little dramatic coherence
    “Occupation,” now¬†receiving its West Coast premiere at Sacred Fools Theater, explores the ramifications of globalization and imperialism with considerable ambition and erratic dramaturgy, to put it mildly. It transpires in 2017, when, as...
  • Lily Knight sets 'A Small Fire' aglow with her performance

    Lily Knight sets 'A Small Fire' aglow with her performance
    Emily, the hands-on owner of a construction firm in Adam Bock's "A Small Fire," is never more at home than when barking orders to her workers at a building site. More comfortable reviewing operations with her dedicated construction manager than spending...
  • At Road Theatre Company, how the Equity-mandated minimum wage might play out

    At Road Theatre Company, how the Equity-mandated minimum wage might play out
    ACT I. SCENE 1: A small black-box theater with a scuffed black floor. A charcoal gray armchair and matching ottoman sit in the center of the stage. Two long metal benches flank the armchair. Taylor Gilbert (mid-50s) stands stage right staring into the...