A BRIGHT NEW BOISE

A man undergoing a crisis of faith attempts to reconnect with the teenage son he gave up for adoption eighteen years ago in Samuel D. Hunter’s dark, gritty tragicomedy A Bright New Boise, now getting an electric Orange County production at Chance Theater.
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THE BEST OF ENEMIES

A Ku Klux Klan leader and a black Southern civil rights activist go from sworn enemies to best friends in Mark St. Germain’s truth-is-indeed-stranger—a whole lot stranger—than-fiction The Best Of Enemies, a West Coast Premiere that is also one of the finest Colony Theatre productions in years.
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SIBLING RIVALRY

A pair of one-act dramedies written sixteen years apart by two different playwrights make for one compelling, superbly acted evening of Sibling Rivalry at Hollywood’s Lounge Theatre.
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GREEN GROW THE LILACS

Theatricum Botanicum revives a Golden-Era theatrical gem in a production worth a whole heap of whoopin’ and hollerin’ … but before I go ahead and name it, here’s a question for all you theater lovers out there.

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FAILURE: A LOVE STORY

A superb cast, a brilliant design team, and above all the directorial genius that is Michael Matthews join forces to turn Coeurage Theatre Company’s Los Angeles Premiere of Failure: A Love Story, Philip Dawkins’ whimsical meditation on the fragility of life and the resiliency of those who live it, into one of the year’s most stellar 99-seat-plan productions.
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ASTRO BOY AND THE GOD OF COMICS

The words “You’ve never seen anything like this before” may sound cliché, but trust me, you have never seen anything like Sacred Fools’ West Coast Premiere of Natsu Onoda Power’s Astro Boy And The God Of Comics, a mind-boggling blend of fact and fantasy that weaves together human performers and live action with still-&-animated video projections, puppets, and most exciting of all, live cartooning by some skilled actors/pen-&-ink artists—all of which adds up to what is certain to be one of the summer’s most gigantic hits.
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THE HOUSE OF YES

Siblings don’t get any more twincestuous than Anthony and Jackie-O Pascal, the brother-sister protagonists of Wendy MacLeod’s delectably dark The House Of Yes, back for a terrifically acted 25th-anniversary revival at the Zephyr on Melrose.
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ENRON

Enron, once the most audacious of America’s Fortune 500 high-rollers, comes to life (and death) with thrilling theatrical audacity as The Production Company returns to L.A.’s 99-seat theater scene with the Los Angeles Premiere of Lucy Prebble’s 2009 West End smash Enron.
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