A DELICATE SHIP

Questions of “What if…” haunt the memories of the trio of 30somethings who propel Anna Ziegler’s A Delicate Ship, the latest dramatic sensation from North Hollywood’s Road Theatre Company and a play that will stick with you long after its final fade to black.
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CABARET

There’ve been Cabarets light, Cabarets dark, and Cabarets in between, but there’s probably never been a Cabaret as pitch black as the stunning German Expressionist nightmare director Larry Carpenter has unleashed on audiences at the La Mirada Theatre For the Performing Arts.
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THE LAST WIFE

A captivating Olivia Saccomanno rules the stage as Queen Katherine Parr in Kate Hennig’s fascinating feminist take on The Last Wife (of Henry VIII), now getting its Los Angeles Premiere at Theatre 40 in a production not quite ready for its Opening Night.
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PLEDGE

Pledge, Paul Shoulberg’s edgy, entertaining Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017 slice-of-frat-life comedy is back, and fully designed for a post-Fringe run. Now all Shoulberg has to do is expand his 65-minute one-act into a full-length play and it could well see life after its four weeks at the Dorie.
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LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS

Brynn Alexander and Philip Asta ace two of the year’s most uniquely demanding roles, aided and abetted by Cricket S. Myers’ and Matt Richter’s spectacularly detailed sound and lighting designs, in the United States Premiere of Sam Steiner’s Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons. If only Steiner’s vision of a dystopian future in which speech is limited to a hundred-forty words a day didn’t defy credibility and logic at every turn.
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PICK OF THE VINE 2018

Little Fish Theatre opens its 2018 season with its 16th-annual Pick Of The Vine: This Year’s Best Short Plays, the top 1.78% of a whopping 505 submissions, 9 mini-plays adding up to 1 terrifically acted, directed, and designed evening of theater at its most entertainingly eclectic.
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SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS

A half-dozen enlightenment seekers head off into the woods for a five-day spiritual retreat where talking is taboo in Bess Wohl’s entertaining, touching, emotionally observant Small Mouth Sounds, now playing at Santa Monica’s The Broad Stage.
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BUGABOO & THE SILENT ONE

Marja-Lewis Ryan puts her own distinctive stamp on Women Behind Bars in the powerful Bugaboo & The Silent One, the playwright-director’s fourth and latest World Premiere collaboration with the astonishing Heidi Sulzman.
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