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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Next to Normal by Steven Morris

Next to Normal Reviewed by Martín HernándezEast West Players at the David Henry Hwang TheaterThrough June 11 RECOMMENDED A stellar cast, a rousing rock score (music by Tom Kitt, book and l…

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Cemetery Man and Don’t You Ever Call Me Anything But Mother by Steven Morris

Cemetery Man and Don’t You Ever Call Me Anything But MotherReviewed by Paul Birchall Open Fist Theatre Company Through May 30RECOMMENDEDThe second in a set of two one-person plays, John O…

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The Lyons by Steven Morris

The LyonsReviewed by Lovell Estell IIIThe Road Theatre on LankershimThrough July 1RECOMMENDED Nicky Silver’s mordant comedy revisits the familiar generative terrain of the dysfunctional fa…

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Separate Tables by Steven Morris

Separate TablesReviewed by Neal WeaverTheatre 40Through June 18 In the 1940s and 50s, British playwright Terrence Rattigan was considered an important playwright, scoring successes in both E…

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Emmitt & Ava by Steven Morris

Emmitt & AvaReviewed by Katie BuennekeEdgemar Center for the ArtsThrough June 18 There must be something cathartic for playwrights when they write prickly family dramas. The genre has ex…

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Photos from the 2017 Stage Raw Theater Awards by Steven Morris

Photos from the 2017 Stage Raw Theater Awards at Los Angeles Theatre Center. All photos are owned and copyrighted by Tim Norris. The post Photos from the 2017 Stage Raw Theater Awards appear…

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Murray Mednick on the Primacy of Words and Language in the Theater by Steven Morris

"Mednick is perhaps L.A.’S most entrenched playwright, having resided in Southern California since 1975 and writing singularly poetical-spiritual works saturated in wry, existential and so…

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Species Native to California by Steven Morris

Species Native to CaliforniaReviewed by Gray PalmerIAMA Theatre Co. at Atwater Village TheatreThrough June 11 RECOMMENDEDPrompted by Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, Dorothy Fortenberry’s n…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Sweetheart Deal by Steven Morris

The Sweetheart Deal Reviewed by Martín Hernández The Latino Theater Company at the Los Angeles Theatre Center Through June 4  RECOMMENDED  As a veteran of El Teatro Campesino, the politi…

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The Designated Mourner by Steven Morris

The Designated MournerReviewed by Terry Morgan REDCAT at The Roy and Edna Disney/CALARTS Theatre Through May 21st Sometimes a play finds its moment long after its premiere and initial exposu…

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Lucky Stiff by Steven Morris

Lucky StiffReview by Neal WeaverActors Co-OpThrough June 18 RECOMMENDEDIt’s hard to imagine a more far-fetched plot than the one that animates this zany musical by Lynn Ahren (book and lyr…

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The Third Annual Stage Raw Theater Awards: A Report and Winners by Steven Morris

"Hence, the almost anti-celebratory opening number, Stephen Foster’s “Hard Times (Come Again No More)” beautifully rendered by the Stewarts, and joined by a chorus (Monica Greene, Greg…

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Friday, May 12, 2017

The House in Scarsdale: A Memoir for the Stage by Steven Morris

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Pie in the Sky by Steven Morris

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Fefu and Her Friends by Steven Morris

Fefu and Her FriendsReviewed by Julio MartinezHollyhock HouseThrough May 28 RECOMMENDED Hollyhock House was originally constructed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1921 to be not only the residence …

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Yes, Virginia by Steven Morris

Yes, VirginiaReviewed by Paul Birchall Studio C Through May 14Back in 2014, Stan Zimmerman and Christian McLaughlin, co-writers of this rather sweet comedy, were behind one of the Hollywood …

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Hello Again by Steven Morris

Hello AgainReviewed by Neal WeaverChromolume Theatre at the AtticThrough May 28 This long one-act by Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party) is a musical update of Arthur Schnitzler’s 1900 …

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Of Mice and Men by Steven Morris

Of Mice and MenReviewed by Lovell Estell IIIThe Belfry Stage at the Crown TheaterThrough May 13 No American writer chronicled the unpleasant reality of the Depression era with more clarity a…

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The Gary Plays – PART 3: DaddyO Dies Well & Charles’ Story by Steven Morris

The Gary Plays - PART 3: DaddyO Dies Well & Charles’ StoryReviewed by Martin HernandezThe Open Fist Theatre Company at the Atwater Village Theatre  Through June 4 Playwright Murray…

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Monday, May 8, 2017

The Third Annual Stage Raw Theater Awards: Facts and FAQs by Steven Morris

“A Wake and Sing” is being hosted by French Stewart and Vanessa Stewart, who will sing, dance, and present almost all of the awards, but they won’t be alone. The post The Third Annual…

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Awful Grace of God by Steven Morris

The Awful Grace of GodReviewed by Katie BuennekeGo the Distance Productions at The Other Space @ The Actors CompanyThrough May 28 For a man who’s spent the better part of the last decade a…

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Kiss by Steven Morris

Kiss Reviewed by Neal Weaver Odyssey Theatre Ensemble Through June 18 Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderón sets his play in the apartment of a young woman named Hadeel (Kristin Couture), w…

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Pericles by Steven Morris

Pericles Reviewed by Terry Morgan Porters of Hellsgate Through June 4th  RECOMMENDED As a theatre critic, I’ve reviewed a lot of Shakespeare’s plays, but this is the first time I’ve s…

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The Foreigner by Steven Morris

The Foreigner Reviewed by Paul Birchall Santa Monica Repertory Theater at Miles Memorial Playhouse Through May 20 Larry Shue is one of those playwrights who belongs in the “what might have…

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Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington by Steven Morris

Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington Reviewed by Martin Hernandez The Robey Theatre Company at the Los Angeles Theatre Center Through May 21 Author of such seminal works as The Souls of Black Folks…

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Pure Confidence by Steven Morris

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Dan, and the Permutations of Hope by Steven Morris

That night made me realize what we’ve been fighting for, as a community. Our humanity. Sometimes blood vessels burst when we all least expect it. How we respond defines who we are. The po…

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Macbeth: Revisited by Steven Morris

Macbeth: RevisitedReviewed by Martin HernandezThe Second Stage at Sacred Fools TheatreThrough May 13 Actor/director Jack Stehlin’s ambitious yet bare-boned take on William Shakespeare’s …

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Lone Star by Steven Morris

Lone StarReviewed by Neal WeaverZephyr TheatreThrough May 7 In James McClure’s one-act comedy, three men hang out in the parking lot at Angel’s Bar in Maynard Texas in 1981. Roy (Christo…

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Farragut North by Steven Morris

Farragut NorthReviewed by Dana MartinThe Odyssey TheatreThrough May 21stFarragut North, named after a D.C. metro stop peppered with political failures and has-beens, slugs its way through th…

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Goonie by Steven Morris

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