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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THE WOMAN IN BLACK

Theatre Unleashed offers Halloween season audiences an entertaining and occasionally shiver-and-gasp-worthy intimate staging of the three-decades-long-running West End smash “ghost play” The Woman In Black minus the full quotient of horror-movie chills a bigger-bucks production could provide.
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YOHEN

Danny Glover gives East West Players/Robey Theatre Company’s revival of Philip Kan Gotanda’s Yohen plenty of movie-star box-office draw, but Gotanda’s delicate, perceptive “portrait of a marriage” and Yohen’s luminous leading lady June Angela deserve better than Glover’s lackadaisical performance as a retired African-American soldier estranged from his Japanese wife of thirty-plus years.
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REDLINE

A decades-estranged father and son meet for the first time since a car crash ripped their family to shreds in Christian Durso’s gripping, emotionally-charged Redline, an IAMA Theatre Company World Premiere that held me in its grip from the bombshell revelation that sets it in motion to its life-and-death final seconds.
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DEAD BOYS

An über-macho 20something and his not-nearly-so-manly former schoolmate find themselves possibly the only two people left alive on earth in Dead Boys, Matthew Scott Montgomery’s funny, touching, romantic, edge-of-your-seat hour-long look at racism, homophobia, and the apocalypse now.
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HEISENBERG

Tony-nominated Denis Arndt and his Broadway leading lady Mary-Louise Parker light up the Mark Taper Forum stage as mismatched misfits made for each other in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Simon Stephens’ Heisenberg, an East-to-West Coast transfer that allows Angelinos to experience the same theatrical alchemy that only months ago filled seats on New York’s Great White Way.
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CONSTELLATIONS

Ginnifer Goodwin and Allen Leech lend their considerable movie/TV star power, charisma, and talent to the Geffen Playhouse Los Angeles Premiere of Constellations, Nick Payne’s brain-teasing look at the multitude of possibilities inherent in a single romantic relationship.
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ACTUALLY


We all know that “No” means “No,” but what’s a college student to think and do when the young woman with whom he thinks he’s having consensual, albeit drunken sex tells him “Actually, um…” mid-coitus?

Anna Ziegler takes this question as her point of departure in Actually, the New York playwright’s darkly comedic, compellingly dramatic look at sex, race, gender, and booze now getting a first-class co-World Premiere* production at the Geffen.
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