Critique of the Week

Jennifer K. Hugus of The Los Angeles Beat has an interesting “reviewing” style, sort of a “first person eye witness account” of the show she’s seen. Sometimes she loses me in her rather refracted lens world and I never really get a sense for the show she’s seeing, only her, which might be what’s she’s [...]

Critique of the Week – Runner Up

What I love most about this review is that although Rose clearly was not thrilled with this show, her review actually makes me want to go and see it. TASTE Rose Desena – The Los Angeles Post The past two weeks have been interesting in terms of shows. First, I saw a psychopathic teenager and [...]

The Saturday Saying

“The sophisticated, snarky bon mots of Noel Coward floated up and got lost in the rafters of the Malibu Playhouse. At intermission the man sitting next to me asked how I liked the play. “I don’t know,” I responded. “I didn’t get a word they said.” “Oh thank god,” he said. “I thought it was [...]


SWEET Details aren’t really the point. And I don’t want to spoil the surprises in store for those interested in viewing the show. Let me instead simply point out the cast–including Jared Adams, Charlotte Bjornbak, Jahel Corban Caldera, Joachim De La Rua, Samm Hill, Tyler Koster, Leif La Duke, R. Benjamin Warren, Jessica Weiner, Ramona [...]

Actor Franco calls NY Times’ Critic Brantley a “Little Bitch”

Now why can’t we have more sophisticated debate like this here at the Lemon? C’mon, people, kick it up a notch! If you missed the “news” you can read it here. And here’s a link to Brantley’s review of Of Mice and Men currently on B’way. And below is Franco’s instagram that delivered the whiney [...]

The Dramaturg: America’s Most Relevant Play, Round 2

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