Written by Alina Mae Wilson
STAGEStheatre is putting on a play by Lewis Black called One Slight Hitch, and I saw it. What started out as a boring show about the preparation of a wedding ended as a boring show ending with an unsatisfactory wedding. The jokes are not funny. The characters are not likable. In fact, they are rather loathsome and the conflict is uninteresting and nonsensical. Continue Reading
(Photo by Joan Marcus)
Written by Patrick Chavis
When it comes to storytelling there is often overlap with certain themes. Storytelling doesn’t happen in a bubble. Stories are told by humans, and because of similar life experiences, similar themes pop up in different stories. It’s the nature of the beast. While watching Fiddler on the Roof at Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts one of these themes pops up. The philosophical struggle between tradition and an ever-changing world and how do we cope with it? Fiddler may have one of the most nuanced solutions.