OUR CLASS Presented by SON OF SEMELE ENSEMBLE at the ATWATER VILLAGE THEATRE I WOULD NEVER SEE IT BECAUSE: Another holocaust play? Wow, I’m so excited to be uplifted by such a bucket of yuks. I’d TOTALLY go out but instead I figured I’d have more fun shutting myself in the fridge and crying into the butter dish. THAT’S NOT FAIR BECAUSE: Okay, I get it, you have a...
FRINGE - The Lights Are Off
THE LIGHTS ARE OFF At THE UNDERGROUND THEATRE for Hollywood Fringe I WOULD NEVER SEE IT BECAUSE Another college play about college students doing college things. Yawn sauce. Lemme hear about REAL life. THAT’S NOT FAIR BECAUSE These folks have been living the real life - or as close as it gets in the industry - for a while now. With plenty of time to meditate on the college experience...
VIGIL At THE MARK TAPER FORUM I WOULD NEVER SEE IT BECAUSE: $45 for a play? And there’s only two people in it? That’s bullshit dude, I could buy so many DVDs. And beer! THAT’S NOT FAIR BECAUSE: I’m going to spare you my Live Theatre Vs. Recorded Media lecture and point out that Center Theatre Group offers Hot Tix for most, if not all of their shows (short of some of the...
WWIS: What's Wrong With Angry?
WHAT’S WRONG WITH ANGRY? At CELEBRATION THEATRE I WOULD NEVER SEE IT BECAUSE: A play about some dude coming to terms with being gay in an unsympathetic world at Celebration Theatre. Real original. Yawn. THAT’S NOT FAIR BECAUSE: Fuck you is why. Celebration produces shows of a consistent quality with a solid dedication to their message and audience. They have an incredibly talented...
WWIS: Nine Circles
NINE CIRCLES At THE BOOTLEG I WOULD NEVER SEE IT BECAUSE: Another war play? Really? I just want to have a good time and chill, dude. Why you gotta be, so, you know, like, come on? Anyway the war is so totally 2005. THAT’S NOT FAIR BECAUSE: Los Angeles alone has staged at least a half-dozen truly beautiful pieces of theatre that not only address the cost of our recent war in relatable,...
WWIS: David Dean Bottrell Makes Love
DAVID DEAN BOTTRELL MAKES LOVE: A ONE-MAN SHOW At ROGUEMACHINE I WOULD NEVER SEE IT BECAUSE: Holy God, save me from another indulgent one-man show from a Hollywood hopeful or industry semi-insider. THAT’S NOT FAIR BECAUSE: You clearly haven’t seen a lot of decent one-person shows lately. I apologize for your misery, but there are folks out there who are not only fully capable of...