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Entries by James Scarborough from 06/2010

Die Nasty, Act Out Mystery Theatre

| Posted 06.04.2010 | Los Angeles

We couldn't, wouldn't, and didn't want to leave the table until the culprit was apprehended or dessert was served, whichever came last.

Bedlam at the Ballpark, The All American Melodrama Theater & Music Hall

| Posted 06.09.2010 | Los Angeles

What's the proper response to a production that hits every pitch out of the park? A dash through Shoreline Village with M-80s and a megaphone might elicit a response from Homeland Security.

Lysistrata, the Long Beach Shakespeare Company

| Posted 06.14.2010 | Los Angeles

Brandon Cutts's adaptation of Aristophanes' Lysistrata, which mitigates the domestic challenges of war with humorous expediency, offers a welcome respite from bad news on the war front.

"The Producers," The Maverick Theater

| Posted 06.16.2010 | Los Angeles

Giving nifty little twists to each imaginable theatrical stereotype, the cast had the audience eating out of their hands, as did the formidable Ensemble.

"Supernova" at the Elephant Theatre Company

| Posted 06.16.2010 | Los Angeles

Timothy McNeil's "Supernova," given its world premiere at the Elephant Theatre Company, elicited one humdinger of a wow.

Cannibals, The Zephyr Theatre

| Posted 06.21.2010 | Arts

R.J. Colleary's "Cannibals" admirably turns the agony of trying to make it as an actor into an ecstatic, funny-in-spite-of-the stakes story of four women on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

No Sex Please, We're British!, Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theatre

| Posted 06.24.2010 | Arts

Play selection for Playhouse's Mainstage Theatre is like that cardigan that the grandkids make fun of. Though it's comfortable, warm, and otherwise familiar, you don't notice the holes in the elbows, or the stains on the collar. But your friends do.