photo courtesy : Jordan Kubat
Interview with writer Wyn Moreno about his World Premiere play Strong Arm playing at Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana.
A Piece Of My Heart takes its title from a Janis Joplin song of the same name. It effectively describes the price the featured group of women paid for their service during the Vietnam War. Continue Reading
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
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.
(All photos by Doug Catiller, True Image Studio)
Written by Patrick Chavis
“Love…” the word that has spawned countless stories throughout the generations. The love story is its own genre in its own right. The power of love and what it means, and how it applies to different people and things seems to be a type of eternal well for good and bad drama. In Skylight playing now at the Chance Theatre in Anaheim Hills we once again explore love–the positive, the negative, and its limits in this 2 hour and 20-minute slow burn of a highly watchable theatrical performance. Continue Reading