Bob Verini

Review: ‘Mauritius’


Theresa Rebeck's "Mauritius" -- in which two half-sisters wrangle with three shady dudes over their mother's legacy of vintage stamps -- can be enjoyed for its snappy dialogue and twisty mystery…



Review: ‘Goldfish’


In his South Coast Repertory-commissioned "Goldfish," John Kolvenbach concocts an ingenious variation on a familiar trope: the working-class college kid wooing the spoiled rich coed. His twist…


Review: ‘Working’


In these hard times, it seems oddly fitting for a tuner titled "Working" to have been downsized (from 17 thesps in its 1978 debut to the current six) and its score partly outsourced (to "In the…

Review: ‘The Jazz Age’


Despite the title, there's hardly any jazz heard in Allan Knee's "The Jazz Age," nor does the play provide much insight into that period between the World Wars beyond the grim repetition of Gertrude…

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