Stuff going on in the heavens above Ojai is more awesome but less odd than what’s happening in a house among four characters wrought by Steve Martin. And “wrought” is the word.
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When a corporation grows old and loses energy, a popular plan is to take it over with money borrowed against its liquidation profits, then strip it for profit. That’s the business of high-risk or “junk” bonds and it can make people rich, if they don’t care about what’s ethical, legal or decent. In a tough, well-mounted new drama at the La Jolla Playhouse, Ayad Akhtar elaborates.
When a corporation grows old and slows down, one plan is to take it over borrowing its stock against the value that can be stripped from its wreckage.
Jane Austen’s powers of enchanting the ordinary haven’t faded over two centuries and increasingly attract the attention of the music theatre. Paul Gordon, who offered the Old Globe an adorable ‘Emma’ just five years ago is back now, via Chicago, with an equally buoyant ‘Sense and Sensibility.’
The tiger probably is metaphorical because that’s the way this story is told. But the question keeps intruding: Who are these people and how did they get in this mess.
It’s allowed to forget the ancient course on quoting from ‘Macbeth”, aka ‘the Scottish Play,’ when one is actually involved with a production. What a luxury, then, to relax and contemplate BrianKulck’s transplant into military hospital.
It’s possible to love an entire spectrum of shows out on the Fringe, from polished pros to talented kids who don’t know what they’re doing is hard.