In this raucous morality play, the family's widowed patriarch Buford (James Frank Crabb) has just had a debilitating stroke and his assembled family waits at death's door for the reading of the will.
Virginia DeMoss has concocted an outrageous premise for her latest production: stage a telethon to raise money and awareness to encourage the legalization of medical marijuana dispensaries.
Intimate these copper pigment and graphite works indeed are. The product of a confident artist who, literally, is comfortable in her own skin, these works are tellurical and sensuous.
For a glimpse into the up- and downside of Zen-like passivity, check out Alive Theatre's production of Eugene Ionesco's "A Hell of a Mess or Oh, What ...
The pace of Measure for Pleasure blazes with a repartee that crosses the lapidary wit of Oscar Wilde with the guttural iterations of The Pogues.
Rebecca Gilman's "Spinning Into Butter," directed by Gregory Cohen for the Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre, lends wonderful shades to what, for some, is a black and white issue.
What's the surprising thing about Christopher Durang's two one-act plays that Jeremy Aluma directed is not their nihilistic plot twists. No, it's that the satire doesn't feel like satire.