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Bettina Zacar, left and Albie Selznick  in "Smoke and Mirrors" at the Promenade Playhouse. Credit: Michelle Grant.

SMOKE AND MIRRORS (ROAD THEATRE): 97% – SWEET

SWEET “Smoke and Mirrors” handily demonstrates Selznick’s conquest of his own greatest fear — being a nobody. Perhaps his greatest trick of all: making boredom completely disappear. Philip Brandes – LA Times SWEET This is a fabulous show for kids of all ages. Don Grigware – BroadwayWorld SWEET Fans of his work on stage and [...]

GHOST LIGHT: 94% – SWEET

GHOST LIGHT: 94% – SWEET

SWEET While The Visceral Company’s effort doesn’t have the same literary pedigree, its full blackouts, Ouija board surprises, thumps in the night, and assorted spills ‘n‘ screams deliver the goods. Bob Verini – Bitter Lemons SWEET As always, Visceral Company turns in sterling sound design, and the lighting design is inextricably linked with the top-notch [...]

Amelia Gotham and Nich Kauffman star in The Visceral Company’s production of "The Turn of the Screw". Credit:

THE TURN OF THE SCREW (VISCERAL COMPANY RE-MOUNT): 96% – SWEET

SWEET A splendid production that is very well directed by Dan Spurgeon, written by Jeffrey Hatcher, and based on a classic ghost story by Henry James, The Turn of The Screw defies all theories that excellent theater productions cannot be done in small black-box facilities. Randall Gray – The California Theatre Critic SWEET But it’s [...]

Wayne Stribling Jr. and Victoria Rabitcheff in "Closet Land" at NoHo Stages. Photo courtesy of The Visceral Company.

CLOSET LAND: 100% – SWEET

SWEET Powerfully directed, Closet Land brings a frighteningly dark story to life in a way that might be all too real. Debbie Kagy – Tolucan Times SWEET This 85 minute single-act two-person drama, penned by Radha Bharadwaj, and tensely directed by John McCormic, has everything a mystery-thriller needs: suspense, loathing of authority, sweaty, uncomfortable, repetitive [...]

Karen (Anne Westcott) and Gary (Carl Bradley Anderson)in The Visceral Company’s production of “The Revenants,” playing through March 19 at the Whitmore-Lindley Theatre Center in North Hollywood.

THE REVENANTS: 60% – SWEET

SWEET The play is well written by Chicago-based playwright, Scott T. Barsotti. The special effects team is to be commended for “Zombie Transformation.” It is a show that all ages can enjoy – it is definitely unique. If you are twenty or thirty something….don’t miss it! Never seen a theatre production? Let this one be [...]

Mason Hallberg (l.), Geoff James, Ashleigh Boiros, R.J. Farrington in "99 Impossible Things" at the Eclectic Company Theatre. Photo Credit: Rebecca Bonebrake

99 IMPOSSIBLE THINGS: 50% – BITTERSWEET

BITTERSWEET However, writer / director Chelsea Sutton has penned a script rich in imagery. At times the prettiness of the language does point to itself. But, by and large, Sutton has managed to give voice to the poet within each character and directs these lyrical passages into truly touching and authentic moments within the play. [...]