Orange County Theatre Reviews

Unnamed Theatre Company Fundraising for 2023 Season

Unnamed Theatre Company exists to enrich our community and the artists we work with by producing deeply human plays for the Everyman. Help us start our 2023 season with funding to compensate our artists, secure performance venues, and cover production costs. Unnamed Theatre is funded entirely by the generosity of our patrons and the dedication of our artists. Your donation is deeply appreciated and directly benefits our artistic community! Taken from the Go Fund me page. 

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AD: GODDESS / RESTROOM CONFESSIONS

A One-Act Double Feature Event: Showcasing two dynamic female-charged plays. Written and Directed by Brandon Ferruccio

Goddess – What sort of problems would mythological Goddesses have if they lived in present-day New York City? The same problems as everyone else; menopause, cheating spouses, overbearing mothers, and low self-esteem…

Restroom Confessions – Six diverse women divulge their personal problems and endless drama in their lives in a completely unconventional setting… 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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Rose Center Theatre presents: A Christmas Carol – Review

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Written by Patrick Chavis

A Christmas Carol is playing now at the Rose Center Theatre on Dec 2 – 4 & 15 – 18. Rose Center Theatre’s production boasts a large cast of spirited dancers and singers with excellent choreography and performances. On the other hand, the extra background effects can be more distracting than necessary in this production. Continue Reading

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A Christmas Carol @ South Coast Repertory – Review

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Written by Daniella Litvak

Charles Dickens wrote in the preface to A Christmas Carol,

“I have endeavored in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humor with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me.” 

His endeavor succeeded. Year after year — December after December — his “Ghost of an Idea” visits those of us walking the Earth. It’s unavoidable. However, good adaptations — like the one currently running at the South Coast Repertory — of this classic are great reminders of why this story has and will continue to endure.  Continue Reading

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