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TURN OF THE SCREW

November 19, 2016 There are times when I could kick myself for waiting too long to see a particular play.  Had I been clever enough to see “Turn Of The Screw”, at Actors Co-Op, before the final weekend (this one ...

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“BENT” IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE

“BENT” IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE

August 9, 2015 Famous though it may be, I had never seen Martin Sherman’s 1979 play, “Bent”, in either a stage version or the film.  The production currently playing at the Mark Taper Forum was worth the wait.  Though not ...

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FATHER, SON & HOLY COACH

August 7, 2015 “Father, Son & Holy Coach”, playing through the end of August at the intimate Whitefire Theater, in Sherman Oaks, is an entertaining one-man play, written and performed by John Posey.  If you are a fan of football, ...

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“STONEFACE”

June 2014 I am a fan of French Stewart’s work, both on television (“3rd Rock From The Sun”) and stage.  So, it was with high expectations that I and two industry pals happily accepted the offer of free tickets to ...

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“110 IN THE SHADE” IS COOOL!

“110 IN THE SHADE” IS COOOL!

June, 2014 One of my favorite 1950s movies is “The Rainmaker”, starring Katherine Hepburn as the dried-up, middle-aged spinster, Lizzie, and Burt Lancaster (at his sexiest) as the wanderer, Starbuck, who changes her life.  The film and play upon which ...

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THE KING OF HEARTS IS OFF AGAIN

A MARVELOUS POLISH PLAY AT THE ODYSSEY When a play is so thought-provoking that it makes it impossible to sleep afterwards without first googling the facts that it presents, it has, in some not so small measure, served its purpose. ...

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DOUBT

8/12/12 Just when you thought you’d already seen it often enough, along comes a superlative production of “DOUBT”. The remarkable Westchester Playhouse (“remarkable” for its longevity in a rather off-the-beaten-track location AND for the quality of the work currently on ...

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THE CRUCIBLE

“THE CRUCIBLE” still holds it own. Arthur Miller’s not-so-subtle jab at McCarthyism in his 1952 masterpiece, “The Crucible”, still packs a frightening and emotional wallop.  L.A. hasn’t seen a production of this piece in a long, long time, but at ...

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THE BOOBY PRIZE

THE BOOBY PRIZE

 “THE BOOBY PRIZE” is a real WINNER! Actress and top-notch comedienne, LIZZIE CZERNER, was blessed (or so one might think) with a notable physical attribute: A big, lush bosom that became the focal point of too many sets of eyes ...

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KRUNK FU BATTLE BATTLE

“KRUNK FU BATTLE BATTLE”  EAST WEST PLAYERS DOES IT AGAIN! You might casually stroll your way into the wonderful theater that is home to East West Players in Little Tokyo, but we guarantee you’ll be hip-hopping out of there by ...

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