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A Conversation With Eugene Ionesco

Barbara Kraft | Posted 07.16.2013 | Arts
Barbara Kraft

For Ionesco politics lie, art, true art, cannot lie. "Politics separate men by bringing them together only superficially. Art and culture unite us in a common anguish that is our only possible fraternity, that of our existential and metaphysical community."

"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."

Trojan Barbie

James Scarborough | Posted 11.20.2012 | Arts
James Scarborough

With its spectacular performances as well as from the many "War is..." issues it raises, Trojan Barbie leaves you breathless. But it also leaves you with another, unfortunate message as well: War is confusing.

Almost An Evening, The Garage Theatre

James Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Scarborough

Ever challenging, provocative, and fun, The Garage Theatre celebrates its venerable first decade with a production of Ethan Coen's Almost An Evening.

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.