Morse, McDonald and Mayer here form a winning trifecta. This four-part soliloquy limning a man's faith, despair and redemptive love may be too somber to draw huge audiences, but those fortunate…
As is the rage in TV these days, Metcalfe offers a cross-section of youthful friends, these being high school seniors. As in "The Breakfast Club," they're first seen in a detention class.
A.R. Gurney, in the program notes, offers four reasons for the title of this new opus. Then a fifth meaning develops: The play goes on too long. Or maybe it just seems longer than its 140 minutes…
His dominating performance illustrates why some scholars believe that "Henry IV, Part II" exists because of the popularity of the Falstaff character. Shakespeare, the theory goes, recognized a hot…
Yet neither work sinks into depression, because humor and vitality brighten the gloom. And "Tectonics," in the end, proves sweet and touching, a mystical love story for the millennium.
It's a clever gimmick, but it wears thin, and Claire Luckham's simplistic feminist script lacks the heft to even be lightweight, so sustaining interest requires frequent and frenetic attempts to…
La Jolla Playhouse's extraordinary synergy with Bertolt Brecht continues with this superlative presentation, with Lisa Peterson demonstrating why the playwright, directed properly, is timeless. The…
La Jolla Playhouse's extraordinary synergy with Bertolt Brecht continues with this superlative presentation of "The Good Person of Setzuan," with Lisa Peterson demonstrating why the playwright…
Riveting stories of murder, obsession and passion dominate the news these days. And now there's another one, "Therese Raquin," searing the stage at La Jolla Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Forum.
For a 50-year-old rabbit who's invisible, Harvey still looks pretty good. And his good pal Elwood P. Dowd remains one of the most endearing characters in American theater. Both are beautifully served…