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Entries by James Scarborough from 06/2011

"Proof," Huntington Beach Playhouse

| Posted 06.01.2011 | Arts

The exceptionally well-drawn characters resonate with anyone who's ever had to care for an elderly parent. Catherine's exactly like her father, brilliant but plagued with the demons that can accompany brilliance.

100 Saints You Should Know, Elephant Theatre Company, Los Angeles

| Posted 06.07.2011 | Arts

100 Saints You Should Know, written by Kate Fodor, directed by Lindsay Allbaugh, and given its West Coast premiere at the Elephant Theatre Company, presents a story that asks questions but doesn't, alas, provide answers.

Little Shop of Horrors, STAGEStheatre, Fullerton

| Posted 06.13.2011 | Arts

Affirming that the devil is in the details, Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Elizabeth Serra for the STAGEStheatre, nails each teensy-weensy bit of stagecraft.

Hollywood Fringe: The Dumb Waiter, Vespertine Productions & Girl Band in the Men's Room, Dirty Blonde Productions

| Posted 06.21.2011 | Arts

Our experience ofThe Dumb Waiter is not so much that of a fly on a wall; a fly's buzz would unbalance Landon Johnson's tersely orchestrated suspense tale of two hit men in a Birmingham basement.