Orange County Theatre Reviews

SURREALISM OF THE HEART : Fullerton Playwright Matthew Hayashi

(photo credit: Matthew M. Hayashi and Gennie Kauper)

Written by Patrick Chavis 

I reviewed the World Premiere of Sustained Release at the Larking House somewhere in Anaheim in early December — December 8th, if I’m remembering correctly. It was opening night, and I was aware the play was taking place in a garage and not some theater, not even a small theater. This is where someone eats and sleeps, and you must be guided to the bathroom before the show. I sat down in this garage, the lights went off, and there it was – a new place, a new story, and the best seat in the house. Continue Reading

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EMOTIONAL OVERLOAD : Playwright Baylee Shlichtman

(photo credit: Patrick Chavis & Jonathon Muise & Eric Eberwein )

Written by Patrick Chavis

Emotional Overload: Playwright Baylee Shlichtman

I met playwright Baylee Shlichtman for the first time in real life (IRL) at one of the tables in the 4th Street Market, a popular food hall smack dab in the center of historic downtown Santa Ana. Baylee considers herself a Santa Ana playwright, so I thought the setting would be fitting. I’m also a fan of the stalls at 4th street, so why not? I was hungry. Continue Reading

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