Posts Tagged ‘South Coast Repertory’

ORANGE

An Indian teen somewhere on the autism spectrum spends one adventurous night discovering The OC with her Americanized cousin and her cousin’s skater-dude boyfriend in South Coast Repertory’s West Coast Premiere of Aditi Brennan Kapil’s Orange, not only a delightful cross-cultural comedic treat but a particularly apt choice for Orange County’s premier regional theater.
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MOBY DICK

Ten brilliantly talented performers, an inspired director/adapter, and a dazzlingly ingenious production design team join talents on South Coast Repertory’s Segerstrom Stage as Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre Company’s acclaimed Moby Dick visits Costa Mesa, proof positive that you don’t need a hundred-million Hollywood bucks to turn a Herman Melville classic into two-and-a half hours of epic storytelling magic.
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THE ROOMMATE

Jen Silverman reinvigorates the surefire (if overly familiar) odd-couple comedy in The Roommate, a South Coast Repertory West Coast Premiere that may well defy credibility in its final scenes but never fails to entertain, particularly as performed by a crackerjack couple of SoCal stage treasures.
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DESTINY OF DESIRE

Passions ignite—and then some—in Destiny Of Desire, Karen Zacarías’s muy deliciosa musical comedy spoof of the world’s most popular TV genre, la telenovela, now treating South Coast Repertory audiences to two-and-a-half hours of scrumptiously over-the-top love, lust, and laughs.
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DISTRICT MERCHANTS

Playwright Aaron Posner offers theatergoers his 21st-century riff on Shakespeare’s The Merchant Of Venice in District Merchants, a South Coast Repertory West Coast Premiere at once unabashedly romantic, cautiously cynical, and resolutely hopeful. I loved every minute of it.
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ALL THE WAY

Robert Schenkkan’s Best Play Tony-winner All The Way arrives at South Coast Repertory in what is sure to be one of the coming year’s finest productions, a locally-cast, locally-directed, locally-designed gem that sets the record straight on LBJ, our nation’s 36th President, brought to explosive, warts-and-all life by Hugo Armstrong in one of the year’s great star turns.
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OFFICE HOUR

Sandra Oh and Raymond Lee give electrifying performances as a college adjunct professor and the student she suspects just might be capable of mass murder in Julia Cho’s ripped-from-today’s-headlines Office Hour, now riveting audiences in its World Premiere engagement at South Coast Repertory.
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FUTURE THINKING

An obsessed fan is no laughing matter (remember Kathy Bates in Misery?), that is unless the obsessed fan in question is the one under hotel arrest in Eliza Clark’s delightful, surprising, and ultimately quite touching new dramedy Future Thinking, now World Premiering at South Coast Repertory.
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