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"A Flea In Her Ear," Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theatre

James Scarborough | Posted 06.28.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

Directed by James Rice, A Flea In Her Ear a hilarious and aerobic romp through a misunderstood cause for an embarrassing effect that threatens to derail the otherwise um, vigorous marriage of Yvonne Chandel (Kate Woodruff) and her husband, Victor (Bill Wolski).

"Intimately Wilde," Olio Theatre Works at Long Beach Playhouse

James Scarborough | Posted 03.13.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

Photos courtesy of Robert Craig So engrossing is "Intimately Wilde" written by Terra Taylor Knudson, directed by Gigi Fusco Meese for the Long Beach ...

Murder by the Book at the Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theatre

James Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Scarborough

Saying that you admire the "complications" or the "clever turns" of a script is a polite way of saying that the script stinks. Murder by the Book doesn't stink, but only because of the able direction of Nunn and the ensemble performances.

The Importance of Being Earnest, Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theatre

James Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Scarborough

Elaine Herman's The Importance of Being Earnest has the walkaway impression of a Faberge egg, painstakingly crafted, beautifully executed and, best of all, seemingly effortless.

The Violet Hour, The Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre

James Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Scarborough

Once you understand why the first act of Richard Greenberg's "The Violet Hour," directed by Sharyn Case for the Long Beach Playhouse's Studio Theatre, took so long to set up, you realize how the structure of this fine show embodied its title.

"Daddy's Dyin' - Who's Got the Will?" Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theatre

James Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
James Scarborough

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.