Bob Verini

Review: ‘Third’


If we're going to get past this red state/blue state polarization nonsense, writers are going to have to pitch in. Op-ed pundits, speechwriters and (yes) playwrights need to start blending us into…

Review: ‘Avenue Q’


The national touring company of "Avenue Q," the Tony-winning primer on adulthood, is shipshape for its Los Angeles engagement. Having assembled a cast as skillful as his Gotham originals, helmer…

Review: ‘Tug of War’


The plays of Plautus are widely and incorrectly thought to be a laugh riot on the strength of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," which actually incorporates only one line and a few…

Review: ‘Heads’


In the Blank Theater Company's world premiere of "Heads," playwright EM Lewis is as much a prisoner of her genre as her four Westerners are of the Iraqi terrorists who have tossed them, in pairs…

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