Bob Verini

Review: 'What They Have'


In "What They Have," Kate Robin's South Coast Rep-commissioned study of contemporary attitudes, the scribe sets an attractive pair of married couples, thirtysomething creative types, into conflict…


Review: 'My Fair Lady'


While most productions of "My Fair Lady" are awash in class, the 2001 National Theater of Great Britain revival overflows with class consciousness. Original helmer Trevor Nunn unearths, within Lerner…

Review: 'Don Juan'


Moliere's prose tragicomedy on the life and career of history's most notorious rake, "Don Juan" is rarely performed in English due to structural, tonal and thematic difficulties, most of which are…

Review: 'Brownstone'


Three simultaneous tales of career and commitment, love and loss share the parquet flooring of writer-helmer Catherine Butterfield's "Brownstone," a world premiere at the commissioning Laguna…

Review: 'Mask'


Musicalization of the sentimental 1985 biopic "Mask," now premiering at the Pasadena Playhouse, might as well be called "Rocky's Song," so much more does it come across as a '70s pop song cycle than…

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