The Car Plays

I have been remiss in putting up a LemonMeter rating for The Car Plays, mostly because the show has run in bursts at different locales, Radar LA, La Jolla Playhouse, and the press has popped up like blips, rather than enmasse. That said, a shout out to Paul Stein and Steve Lozier and any of the Moving Arts people to please send me links to all your reviews and I will get a rating up for you guys asap.

I know it’s a little late as this latest incarnation closes next weekend, but better late than never and if the show continues somewhere I can then just add to grand total.

That said, here is a cool little video about the current show from local San Diego PBS coverage.

I hope to be involved one of these days as last time out I wrote a couple potential candidates that clearly defied the rules. I think I’d been watching too much Spielberg when I wrote them. I was told it would not be possible for a child to be born in the backseat. Semantics…

So go see them if you can, LemonHeads. This video courtesy of Lee Wochner, one of The Car Plays writers.

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  1. Steve Lozier says:

    Thanks for the shout-out!

    And it wasn’t the baby being born–it was the black-out during which the baby was born. ;)

  2. We could have made it happen!

  3. Michael says:

    No need to explain about not reviewing before now… Los Angeles is just not a theater town.

  4. Not sure I understand your comment, Michael. We don’t review at Bitter Lemons, we aggregate. So it was simply a question of what I spoke about in the article; the show running sporadically, the reviews popping up sporadically and me a bit overloaded with other stuff. That’s it.

    Not sure you can extrapolate that to the demise of LA Theatre, but of course you’re free to try.

  5. Michael says:

    Posting a percentage “score” based on reviews from other sites or publications is not a review, but referring to a play as “bitter”, “sweet”, etc., due to that score is an opinion, which equals a review of sorts.

    I love theater, L.A. theater included, It’s just not a theater town.. By that I am referring to the media and overall public interest, not the quailty of plays or theater in L.A.. I give the media/news in the San Diego area applause for airing coverage on The Car Plays. Los Angeles news/media is more concerned with what television show is on that night or what movie is opening on the coming Friday. That is what I meant… sorry if I came across as harsh.

  6. A review of the reviews, you are correct, Michael.

    And you weren’t harsh at all. Just wanted to clarify. Thanks for checking in.