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SIXTY MILES TO SILVER LAKE: 67% - BITTERSWEET

SIXTY MILES TO SILVER LAKE: 67% – BITTERSWEET

BITTERSWEET The narrative device demands a director such as Wolff, someone able to mold her actors carefully while creating dynamic, muscular, always theatrical art. She and her team almost meet the challenge. Travis Michael Holder – Backstage SWEET Director Becca Wolff plays them like an extended drum solo, with sufficient variation that the rhythms fascinate […]

UNDER THE DESERT: 75% - BITTERSWEET

UNDER THE DESERT: 75% – BITTERSWEET

BITTERSWEET Dusty truck stop. Lonely waitress. Mysterious stranger. A hoary premise can come alive in expert hands, but in Raymond King Shurtz’s “Under the Desert” at the Lounge Theatre, familiarity doesn’t breed much freshness. Charlotte Stoudt – LA Times BITTERSWEET It’s not terrible, and there are good things in it, but I’m not happy I […]

DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES (LOUNGE THEATRE): 100% - SWEET

DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES (LOUNGE THEATRE): 100% – SWEET

SWEET The cast of five elevate the emotional material with their raw, honest performances. Zoe Rae Calamar is especially devastating as the central couple’s sweet little girl, unable to comprehend the drama swirling around her. Pauline Adamek – LA Weekly SWEET Director Rebecca Hayes’ bare-bones production is blessed with two shattering lead performances, eliciting raw […]

Critique of the Week

Critique of the Week

STOP KISS Anthony Byrnes – Opening the Curtain What’s the responsibility of a plot point? That’s the question I’m left with after seeing Diana Son’s Stop Kiss at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood. The play, written in 1998, revolves around a hate crime and a kiss. Two women are walking through Manhattan’s West Village at […]

STOP KISS (LOUNGE THEATRE): 83% - SWEET

STOP KISS (LOUNGE THEATRE): 83% – SWEET

SWEET Stop Kiss is a solidly enjoyable night of very good theatre. I strongly suggest you find your way to the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood to check out this gem. Keisha7 – LASplash SWEET The play is a true champion in achieving reality not often seen in theatre. That is that the character’s relationships are […]

DONNA/MADONNA: 100% - SWEET

DONNA/MADONNA: 100% – SWEET

SWEET John Paul Karliak charms and mesmerizes in his autobiographical one-act “Donna/Madonna,” vividly enacting his unique personal tale of growing up a gay adopted child, and eventually meeting his birth mother, all the while stepping out and back into his closet. Gil Kaan – Culture Spot LA SWEET If you’re anything like this reviewer, you’ll […]

DYSNOMIA: 90% - SWEET

DYSNOMIA: 90% – SWEET

BITTERSWEET Ryan wrote “The Four-Faced Liar,” which won an audience award at 2010′s Outfest, and she demonstrates great acuity here, though it’s not immediately evident. The first act is so schematic that the story map is all but visible to the naked eye. Also off-putting is the whiff of showcase theater; the show is produced […]

INTERNET SENSATION MAKES SOLO DEBUT AT THE 2011 HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL

INTERNET SENSATION MAKES SOLO DEBUT AT THE 2011 HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL Joy Nash Takes on Los Angeles’ Premiere New Play Festival with My Mobster starting June 19 at the Lounge Theatre Known for her online video series (Fat Rant) that has garnered millions of views, actress and activist Joy Nash is bringing her solo talents […]

Female Clown Duo, DUCKBITS, Plunge into the Waters of a Male-Dominated Art Form

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Ilana Gustafson Turner [email protected] 213-447-9162 Female Clown Duo, DUCKBITS, Plunge into the Waters of a Male-Dominated Art Form in Their Surrealist Vaudevillian World Premiere, ARE WE NOT HUMAN? Presented by the Hollywood Fringe Festival At The Lounge Theatre Saturday, June 18th, 10pm, Friday, June 24th, 8pm, Saturday, June 25th, 10pm, Preview […]

WISH I HAD A SYLVIA PLATH: 88% - SWEET

WISH I HAD A SYLVIA PLATH: 88% – SWEET

SWEET Nonetheless, it’s a show not be missed, whether you’re a theatre techie, an acting nut, or simply a person who wants to see a show that teaches an important lesson, which is that death is most certainly not the end of life. Joshua Morrison – FineArtsLA SWEET Davidson, in a full-skirted red dress, can […]

TRIO: 50% - BITTERSWEET

TRIO: 50% – BITTERSWEET

SWEET The U.S. premier of TRIO is refined, polished, and elegant, in due to the great experience with which the production was assembled. Ali Tobia – EyeSpyLA BITTER The play’s tinkering with infidelity, Robert’s oppression of his brilliant wife (forget the concert tours, dear; stay home and care for our eight children, while I sit […]