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A DOG’S HOUSE

The webs we weave when first we first we practice to deceive don’t get any more tangled than the latticework of lies one couple tells another in Micah Schraft’s A Dog’s House, the latest IAMA Theatre Company World Premiere, and every bit the hilariously edgy, high-impact experience IAMA has been offering L.A. audiences for the past eight years.
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posted in Comedy-Drama, Hollywood/West Hollywood, Now Playing, Theater Review, World Premiere, WOW!

JULIUS CAESAR

When staging Shakespeare for a contemporary audience who’s seen each of the Bard’s plays a gazillion times, it all comes down to acting, design, and execution, and A Noise Within scores three for three in their Spring 2015 season production of Julius Caesar.
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CLASS

What starts out a bright and breezy odd-couple romcom turns into something considerably richer and more rewarding as the Falcon Theatre presents the West Coast Premiere of Charles Evered’s Class.
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posted in Burbank/Glendale, Comedy-Drama, Now Playing, Theater Review, WOW!

TREVOR

Laurie Metcalf and Jimmi Simpson are a mother and son unlike any you’ve ever seen on stage, on screen, or in real life for that matter, in the West Coast Premiere of Nick Jones’ Trevor, the stellar duo delivering extraordinary performances in a play you’ll be telling friends, acquaintances, and maybe even complete strangers to put at the top of their must-see list.
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posted in Comedy, Los Angeles, Now Playing, Theater Review, WOW!

PYGMALION

Witty comedy, incisive social commentary, unconventional love story, and the inspiration for what many consider the greatest Broadway musical ever—George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion is all this and (as revived for a 21st-century audience at the Pasadena Playhouse) much, much more.
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BACHELORETTE

Mean girls reign supreme in Bachelorette, Leslye Headland’s acidly funny glimpse into the ugliness that can hide behind pretty faces, back for a return L.A. engagement just a mile from where its 2008 World Premiere put playwright Headland and IAMA Theatre Company on the map.

This time round it’s the year-old Mine Is Yours Theatre Company who bring Becky, Gena, Katie, and Regan (and a couple of not-so-nice young men) to hilariously vicious life, and though these are not folks you’d normally want to spend even an hour with, Bachelorette’s ninety minutes add up to outrageously biting entertainment, albeit quite the opposite of “sugar and spice and everything nice.”
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THIEVES

Family relationships don’t get any more twisted than those of the dysfunctional East Texas brood who air their dirty laundry in Charlotte Miller’s high-octane comedy-drama Thieves, now getting a humdinger of a World Premiere production at the Monroe Forum Theatre inside North Hollywood’s historic El Portal.
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