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DOUBT: A PARABLE @ International City Theatre

Published on August 23rd, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

“Doubt,” Father Flynn tells us in the sermon that opens John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable, “can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty.” Those words echo throughout the play, as we find ourselves [&hellip... Read More

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Mickey Elliott

RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN @ Little Fish Theatre

Published on August 15th, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

Isms are sticky wickets. However useful your favorite ism may be as a belief system and a way of seeing, individual and societal realities are far too messy ever to be fully accounted for by it. [&hellip... Read More

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Sarnica Lim (Pilita Santos), Muni Zano (Poncing Ernrile), Tita Pambid (Nene Santos)  with playwright Felix Racelis and director Lesley Asistio. Photo by Michael Helms Photography

Filipinos’ Straw Before the Wind

Published on August 10th, 2016 | by Reporters Desk

By Christian L. Guzman, Contributing Reporter Walk into a hospital and there’s a strong chance you’ll see a Filipino nurse. Data from the California Healthcare Foundation reports that Filipinos, despite representing three percent of the general [&hellip... Read More

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BEH: AN IMPROVISED PLAY @ the Garage Theatre

Published on July 18th, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

Last year when the Garage Theatre transformed Tom Stoppard’s radio play Darkside into an onstage production, considering my bookcase full of Stoppard and Dark Side of the Moon‘s being the soundtrack for my first acid trip, [&hellip... Read More

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THE CLEAN HOUSE @ Little Fish Theatre

Published on June 28th, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

There are no rules in theatre. Sure, you can say there must be characters (although Samuel Beckett’s Breath, what?) or that there’s got to be some sort of stage/frame where the play takes place, but you’d [&hellip... Read More

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CYMBELINE @ Shakespeare by the Sea

Published on June 22nd, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

Back when I was heavily into Shakespeare, I considered Othello one of the Bard’s best. It’s a classic tale of deceit and jealousy that may be (along with Hamlet) the most compelling examination of the human [&hellip... Read More

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THE NEWS @ Long Beach Opera

Published on June 20th, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

One-trick ponies are a curious species. If they have a good trick and perform it well, their lives may not—may not—be in vain. Otherwise, best to take them out back and put them down. There’s no [&hellip... Read More

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MARAT/SADE @ Long Beach Playhouse

Published on June 16th, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

The full title of Peter Weiss’s most famous work, popularly known as Marat/Sade, goes pretty far in telling you what you’re going to see for the next two-and-a-half hours when you walking into the upstairs to [&hellip... Read More

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