Posts Tagged ‘South Coast Repertory’

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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GOING TO A PLACE WHERE YOU ALREADY ARE

Questions of life and death and what awaits beyond lie at the heart of Bekah Brunstetter’s heartstrings-tugging Going to a Place where you Already Are, a South Coast Repertory World Premiere you will be talking and thinking about long after its final scene.
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RED

John Logan’s Red, winner of six 2010 Tonys (including Best Play), has at long last made its Orange County debut in a production so pitch-perfect, it’s hard to imagine even the original Broadway team doing it any better than it’s being done at South Coast Repertory.
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THE MADWOMAN IN THE VOLVO

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Solo queen Sandra Tsing Loh has arrived at South Coast Rep with a couple of guest actresses in tow for The Madwoman In The Volvo, an autobiographical look at menopause and infidelity more likely to appeal to female theatergoers forty-five and older than to those who don’t fit this specific demographic.
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ABUNDANCE

Imagine a big-screen Technicolor Western Epic told as if women had run the studios with a contemporary indie sensibility back in Hollywood’s Golden Era and you’ll get an idea of Beth Henley’s Abundance, the Crimes Of The Heart scribe’s look back at a quarter-century of Wyoming history in a play now celebrating its 25th-anniversary with a pitch-perfect South Coast Repertory revival.
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