Posts Tagged ‘Atwater Village Theatre’

SPECIES NATIVE TO CALIFORNIA

Imagine if Chekhov had set The Cherry Orchard in 21st-century Mendocino County and you’ve got Dorothy Fortenberry’s Species Native To California, am IAMA Theatre Company World Premiere dramedy that proves that every good story is worth a good retelling.
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THE FOUND DOG RIBBON DANCE

Only the lonely populate The Found Dog Ribbon Dance, but don’t let that fool you into thinking that Dominic Finocchiaro’s wondrous World Premiere is anywhere near a downer. On the contrary, the latest from Echo Theater Company is precisely the kind of play you’ll want to tell all your romcom-loving friends (and just about anyone else in search of smart, funny, heartstrings-tugging, feel-good new theater) not to miss.
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BLOODLETTING

A Filipino-American brother and sister’s pilgrimage to their recently deceased father’s birthplace takes a supernatural turn in Boni B. Alvarez’s Bloodletting, a Playwrights’ Arena World Premiere that could appeal to fans of the occult who don’t mind spending seventy-five minutes with a couple of rather obnoxious siblings.
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BOB’S HOLIDAY OFFICE PARTY

Let the beer chugging begin! Bob’s Holiday Office Party, the yuletide season’s side-splittingest antidote to yet another A Christmas Carol, Nutcracker, or It’s A Wonderful Life, is back in town for its 21st year of drunken Midwestern mayhem.
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AND THEN THEY FELL

Life can be tough for any teenager but it proves especially trying for the two teen castaways at the heart of And Then They Fell, Tira Palmquist’s riveting World Premiere drama, the latest from Brimmer St. Theatre Company.

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MUTUAL PHILANTHROPY

Copiously consumed whisky and wine fuel a dinner party for four as playwright Karen Rizzo puts a personal face on the social divide between the super-wealthy and the other 99% of us Angelinos in her explosive dark comedy Mutual Philanthropy, now getting an excitingly acted World Premiere by Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA.
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@thespeedofJake

A grieving father’s attempt to connect with his deceased elementary-school-age son leads him on an unexpected journey towards healing in Jennifer Maisel’s transformative family drama @thespeedofJake, the superbly directed/acted latest World Premiere from Jon Lawrence Rivera and Playwrights’ Arena.
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NO HOMO

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The 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival hit NO HOMO now gets the fully-staged production I put on my wish list when writing about Brandon Baruch’s hilarious bromcom last year. It also gets a new ending likely to disappoint if not downright infuriate those like this reviewer who fell unreservedly in love with NO HOMO 1.0.
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