Labeled as a dark comedy, Taylor Mac’s script of Hir is, in reality, a family drama in disguise. That isn’t clear at first, mainly because much of the running time is taken up by hilariously funny dialogue in Cygnet Theatre’s production.
Television stakes its own reality, often at the expense of real life. In Teatro Pueblo Nuevo’s good ‘Guadalupe in the Guest Room’, a Mexico native and her former son-in-law learn this indelibly — and two cultures come away a little wiser.
From the doctor, ‘a hundred more days to live’ is not a sentence but a guess, one that Shaun and Abigale Bengson have used to discuss heavy questions of romance and mortality in their concept/show ‘Hundred Days’ at the La Jolla Playhouse.
Playwright Bryna Turner’s exciting 2017 play “Bull in a China Shop,” too easily described as a brisk biography of revolutionary feminist Mary Woolley, president of Mount Holyoke College in the early decades of the last century, opened Saturday at Diversionary Theatre. Kim Strassburger’s smashing direction and her astute cast really deliver the goods!
The most seductive thing in Chicago is the Fosse-styled dancing…Articulated hands with splayed fingers drip invisible rain. Legs turn out and the torso tips back. Hips swivel and teacup hands hold a hat. The dances are irresistibly sexy and groovy…
The romance of adulthood stretches ahead of the millennials now and how better to celebrate than with the peppy pop songs of an even earlier era? Thus the new musical at the Old Globe based on the playlist of Huey Lewis and the News, massaged vigorously by emerging talents who know how to bring the jukebox to the stage.