Orange County Theatre Reviews

Ju1ce One Act Plays by OC Playwrights @ Wayward Artist – Review

Photography: Francis Gacad!

Written by Patrick Chavis

JU1CE, for one weekend only, is a theatrical event where eight — yes eight — unique plays are presented by different Orange County, California playwrights. Orange County isn’t the only connection. The event has a theme, and the theme is communication in the past, present, and future. While these are eight independent stories, it’s bundled as one night of theater. So, I will score each play individually and take the overall average of the night.

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A Streetcar Named Desire @ Santa Ana College – Review

photo credit: Matthew M. Hayashi

Written by Daniella Litvak 

Tennessee Williams is in the pantheon of greatest playwrights of all time. The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama A Streetcar Named Desire is considered the crown jewel of his works.  To this day, it remains a popular show for playhouses to produce.  Santa Ana College initially planned to perform A Streetcar Named Desire in 2020. Then COVID happened.  We are fortunate the Santa Ana College Theatre Arts Department didn’t abandon their plans because they put on an intense, remarkable version of it. Continue Reading

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THE TOXIC AVENGER at Wayward Artist final weekend is CANCELED – NEWS

Taken from the press release:

I regret to inform you that the closing weekend of The Toxic Avenger is canceled. Unfortunately, a breakthrough case of Covid-19 has appeared in our team. Out of an abundance of caution, the remaining performances are being canceled. It is our hope that a final performance can be rescheduled once it is safe to do so. Our company is working diligently with the actors and creative team to see if this is possible. You will be the first to know. Patrons who purchased tickets for this weekend’s performance were emailed with instructions. If you were not contacted, please email info@thewaywardartist.org as soon as possible.

The wellness of our cast, crew and audiences is of the utmost importance. Everyone is deeply saddened by these recent events. We hope all who attend and participate in our shows remain healthy and safe. Thank you for your patience and understanding. I look forward to welcoming you back to our space very soon.

Craig Tyrl [he, his, him]

Artistic, Director, The Wayward Artist

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Toxic Love : Toxic Avenger the Musical @ Wayward Artist in Santa Ana – Review

(photo courtesy Francis Gerard Gecad)

Written by Patrick Chavis

Toxic Avenger, the Musical is playing now at the Wayward Artist in Santa Ana from April 22nd – May 8th.  The Wayward Artist put on a loud, frantic, and generally hilarious take on this silly rock musical. Fans of the material and fans of raunchy humor will enjoy this production. Continue Reading

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The Wayward Artist Presents : THE NETHER @ Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana – Review

(Photo courtesy: Francis Gacad)

Written by Patrick Chavis

Disclaimer: This review and show cover mature themes.

The Wayward Artist opens its doors to the public for the first time in over a year with possibly one of their most risqué plays to date – The Nether, written by Jennifer Haley. One of the play’s themes is pedophilia. I know this is a bridge too far for some, but this is why this play is advertised as a mature show for adults. So, don’t come to this show if you’re not 18 and up. Wayward Artist’s production of The Nether explores one potentially problematic feature of a fully realized virtual world and its philosophical implications through a sci-fi, futuristic lens. Continue Reading

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