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'Wet Hot American Summer... the play?', Garage Theatre, Long Beach, CA

James Scarborough | Posted 03.07.2015 | Arts
James Scarborough

Concept-wise, it's intelligent and daring. Intelligent because of the metanarrative (a play about a play) that informs the whole thing. Bold because it shows how two negatives make a positive. It uses source material that was a box office flop and a critical disaster.

"The Bald Soprano" and "The Chairs," The Garage Theatre, Long Beach

James Scarborough | Posted 07.12.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

The two productions reflect the meaninglessness of the world a few years after the end of World War Two, a world devastated by unimaginable tragedy carried out on a monumental scale, all conducted with the infuriating and mechanical banality of "I just followed orders."

Stop Kiss, The Garage Theatre

James Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Scarborough

With gravitas that perfectly poises humor and horror, Diana Son's Stop Kiss at the Garage Theatre simultaneously darkens an otherwise enchanting prelude to a first kiss with its sordid aftermath.