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Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Devil’s Wife by Steven Morris

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Monday, July 17, 2017

The Complete History of L.A. Theater (Unabridged) in 15 Minutes by Steven Morris

"So here goes: a variation of what I presented Saturday night – the complete history of Los Angeles theater (unabridged) in 15 minutes." The post The Complete History of L.A. Theater (Una…

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Cake by Steven Morris

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

NMI takes AEA to the NLRB, City Garage Re-Imagined and Showdown in Chi Town by Steven Morris

“The case, on the face of it, is pretty simple,” Scott Guy told Stage Raw. “We’re asking to be removed from the Do Not Work list. We’re asking to be recognized as a membership com…

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris by Steven Morris

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris Reviewed by Paul Birchall Odyssey Theatre Through Aug 27 Originally staged by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and…

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Measure for Measure by Steven Morris

Measure for MeasureReviewed by Katie BuennekeIndependent Shakespeare CompanyThrough July 22 To produce Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure is to wrestle with morality. Like so many of the Ba…

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Welcome to Your Alternative Reality by Steven Morris

Welcome to Your Alternative Reality Reviewed by Dana Martin Open Fist Theatre Company at Atwater Village Theatre Through August 5th RECOMMENDED America is fucked. Why not have a good chuckle…

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Letters from a Nut by Steven Morris

Letters from a NutReviewed by Neal WeaverThe Geffen PlayhouseThrough July 30 RECOMMENDEDAt the height of the Vietnam War, Paul Krassner, editor of The Realist,  a periodical with anarchist …

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

I Am Not Comedian…I’m Lenny Bruce by Steven Morris

I Am Not Comedian...I’m Lenny BruceReviewed by Julio MartinezTheatre 68Through July 29 RECOMMENDEDCo-writers Ronnie Marmo and Jason M. Burns have created an inventive portrait of comedian …

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Six Characters in Search of an Author by Steven Morris

Six Characters in Search of an AuthorReviewed by Neal WeaverArchway Studio TheatreThrough July 22 In this 1921 play, the Sicilian Nobel Prize-winning playwright Luigi Pirandello employed met…

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I’m Not Famous: A Musical Journey with Barbara Minkus by Steven Morris

I’m Not Famous:  A Musical Journey with Barbara MinkusReviewed by Paul Birchall Santa Monica Playhouse/The Other Place Through July 22In the overburdened genre of solo shows, perhaps the …

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Friday, June 23, 2017

The Mad Russian and the Dane, Part 4: Erik by Steven Morris

"In the balcony scene, which was very funny and very sweet, the balcony was too high to climb, but low enough that he had to try. He played Romeo as a shirt-tail boy who was always trying to…

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

FRINGE RAW: “Chimpskin”, “Andy: The Red-nosed Warhola”, and “Talking Blues” by Steven Morris

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Nights at the Algonquin Round Table by Steven Morris

Nights at the Algonquin Round TableReviewed by Julio Martinez The Three Clubs StageThrough June 23 RECOMMENDED Playwright Steven Vlasak’s well-crafted Nights at the Algonquin Round Table o…

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FRINGE RAW: “Do You: Migration of the Monarchs”, “Fallen Stars at the Charity Sale”, and “Pagliaccis” by Steven Morris

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Love is a Dirty Word by Steven Morris

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FRINGE RAW: “Name This Magic Show”, “Jon Armstrong: Comic Amazement”, “The Motherfucker with the Hat”, and “Secret Honor – The Last Te by Steven Morris

Ashley Steed weighs in on some of her top picks for The Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017. The post FRINGE RAW: “Name This Magic Show”, “Jon Armstrong: Comic Amazement”,…

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HOLLYWOOD FRINGE 2017: Thanksgiving by Steven Morris

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FRINGE RAW: “The Kansas Collection”, “Space”, and “There’s No Place Like” by Steven Morris

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

HOLLYWOOD FRINGE 2017: The Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign by Steven Morris

The Girl Who Jumped Off the Hollywood Sign Reviewed by Vanessa Cate KADM Productions Through June 22 RECOMMENDED Cleverly directed by Vince Fusco, Australian playwright Hartstone stars as Ev…

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HOLLYWOOD FRINGE 2017: Debauchers by Steven Morris

Debauchers Reviewed by Vanessa Cate Luciani’s Absolute Theater Through June 24 Guido Luciani’s Debauchers claims to be a sensory-somatic theatrical experience in exploration of sexuality…

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HOLLYWOOD FRINGE 2017: A SOLDIER’S PLAY by Steven Morris

A SOLDIER’S PLAYReviewed by Lovell Estell IIISacred Fools TheatreThrough June 25They still hate you, they still hate you.” The words are cried out by a drunken, disoriented man on his kn…

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HOLLYWOOD FRINGE 2017: Emergency Operation by Steven Morris

Emergency Operation Reviewed by Dana Martin Cockeyed Optimist Productions at Sacred Fools Second Stage Through June 25thBreaking up is hard to do, something we all find out eventually. Exce…

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HOLLYWOOD FRINGE 2017: Ritual by Steven Morris

Ritual  Reviewed by Dana Martin Full Circle Players at The Complex ClosedRitual, a devised movement piece from Full Circle Players that blends several of the Bard’s more contentious and v…

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Monday, June 19, 2017

FRINGE RAW: “Red Flags”, “A(partment 8)”, and “Girl, Bound” by Steven Morris

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FRINGE RAW: “The Amity Code”, “In the Valley of the Shadow”, and “Fire and Light” by Steven Morris

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Fringe, Smoot, Caesar, and More: Paul Birchall’s Got It Covered by Steven Morris

"Stage Raw was sorry to hear about the passing of the great local and Seattle theater designer Gary Smoot, who died in Seattle last May. Amongst his many contributions to shows at L.A.’s …

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

HOLLYWOOD FRINGE 2017: Turbulence! by Steven Morris

Turbulence!  Robot Teammate & the Accidental Party  Reviewed by Vanessa Cate Sacred Fools Theater Through June 22 RECOMMENDED Musical improv comedy troupe Robot Teammate & the Acci…

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FRINGE RAW: “Narcissus & Echo”, “Turbulence!”, and “A Steady Rain” by Steven Morris

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The Conduct of Life by Steven Morris

The Conduct of Life By Julio Martinez Hero Theatre at Inner City Arts Runs Through June 25 Maria Irene Fornes’ 1985 Obie Award–winning play The Conduct of Life is a more brutal exam…

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

When Words Mattered: Murray Mednick Interview, Part 2 by Steven Morris

Murray Mednick: "I was working as a waiter. Maybe it’s my age now and I’ve been through the mill. But, you know, I’m ok now… But it’s very important that theater arts, especially t…

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