Orange County Theatre Reviews

The Ninth Annual OC-centric New Play Festival August 15-25, 2019

Taken from the press release: 

OC-centric, which has been awarded the honor of Orange County’s “Best New Play Festival” by the OC WEEKLY, is the only theatre festival fully producing new works from dramatists who live in or hail from Orange County, and it features actors and directors who have worked in theatres in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Orange County and the Inland Empire. This year’s festival (August 15-25, 2019) is devoted to one-acts, and you can see all four of them at each performance.

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Old Acquaintances @ Westminster Community Playhouse March 8 – March 25

A delightfully witty play about two childhood best friends who are now dealing with success and love on their own terms. Both well-known authors; one a critical darling and the other a prolific bestseller. No nonsense gal Katharine “Kit” Markham, is currently working on her latest novel and carrying on a steamy love affair with a younger man. While the other; a meddling divorcee, Mildred Drake is refusing to loosen her overbearing claws on her free-spirited daughter Deirdre and struggles with a deep hidden jealously of Kit.

Once a 1943 film by the same name with stars Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins and Gig Young; WCP brings you another Hollywood Classic that tackles the boundaries of friendship and true meaning behind the word “frenemy”.

Spotlighting the talents of:

Kimberly Wooldridge, Maria O’Connor, Grace O’Neill, Jeremy Krasovic, Rick Werblin, Laurie Robbins, Tamra Talbert

March 8 – March 25

 

 

 

Address: 7272 Maple St, Westminster, CA 92683
Phone: (714) 893-8626

(Paid by Brandon Ferruccio) 

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The Boys of Modjeska : The Modjeska Playhouse Story

(photo credit Patrick Chavis)

Written by Patrick Chavis 

A few years ago, I met up with two of the founders of Modjeska Playhouse, Christopher Sullivan and Joshua Stecker. In the interview below, we discussed the founders’ history and how they decided to start the challenging — especially in an area with very little theatre presence — endeavor of creating a theatre. Even now the Modjeska Playhouse stands as the only performing arts theatre in the city of Lake Forest.  Despite these challenges, the Modjeska Playhouse has consistently released a wide variety of scripted and unscripted shows for Lake Forest and the surrounding communities.  Continue Reading

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The Wayward Artist Present : Corpus Christi by Terrence McNally @ GRAND CENTRAL ARTS CENTER November 9 – November 18

Blasphemy! Sacrilege! Heresy! Terrence McNally’s passion play recounts the birth, death, and resurrection of a young gay man living in Corpus Christi, Texas, scandalizing communities near and far when it first premiered in 1998. Experience the powerful story of Joshua who, different from other boys because of his homosexuality, grows up in isolation and torment. Fleeing his home, he gathers a group of disciples who are drawn to his radical message of love and tolerance. Despite his message of equality, he will suffer the same fate as Jesus who also sought to change a wayward community—its arrogance, its ignorance, and its complacency. Taken from the website. 

November 9 – November 18, 2018 

 

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