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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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A RAISIN IN THE SUN @ Long Beach Playhouse

Published on May 25th, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

There are people who will tell you we live in a post-racial society. We have a Black president, they say. All citizens—regardless of ethnic extraction—enjoy the same rights and freedoms. Minorities even get special treatment when [&hellip... Read More


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South Coast Repertory presents “Amadeus” by Peter Shaffer, directed by Kent Nicholson. Cast: Christian Barillas (Venticelli #1), Marco Barricelli (Antonio Salieri), Mark Capri (Baron Gottfried van Swieten), Bo Foxworth (Count Johann Killan von Strack), Peter Frechette (Joseph II), Asher Grodman (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), John-David Keller (Giuseppe Bonno), Louis Lotorto (Venticelli #2), Cynthia Marty (Teresa Salieri), Louis Pardo (Salieri’s Cook), Geoffrey Wade (Count Franz Orsini-Rosenberg), Liesel Allen Yeager (Constanze Weber), A.J. Sclafani (Salieri’s Valet), Camille Thornton-Alson (Katherina Cavalieri).  Segerstrom Stage, May 6 - June 5, 2016

AMADEUS @ South Coast Repertory

Published on May 17th, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

When I first read Peter Shaffer’s Equus, I was so enthralled that I ran out and rented Sidney Lumet’s film adaptation. Although quite faithful to its source, I noted minor variations from the play—all of them [&hellip... Read More


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Mæry Queens Sinks the Ship Before it Sails

Published on May 12th, 2016 | by Reporters Desk

By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor I love Long Beach! From its geographic and cultural diversity to its “chill” environment, Long Beach is the place I’ve called home for quite a long time. It’s surprising to me [&hellip... Read More


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A WALK IN THE WOODS @ International City Theatre

Published on May 4th, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

In the 1960s fear and ideology brought the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R. perilously close to nuclear war. But rather than responding to such brinksmanship by backing away from the precipice, both countries responded by raising the [&hellip... Read More


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TABLE MANNERS @ Little Fish Theatre

Published on May 2nd, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

Although Annie is terribly fond of Tom, he seems to lack the courtship gene. As she confesses to sister-in-law Sarah during Table Manners‘s opening scene, her romantic frustrations with her would-be suitor led her to yield [&hellip... Read More


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South Coast Repertory presents the world premiere of “Office Hour” by Julia Cho, directed by Neel Keller. Cast: Sola Bamis (Genevieve), Corey Brill (David), Raymond Lee (Dennis), Sandra Oh (Gina). Julianne Argyros Stage, April 10-30, 2016

OFFICE HOUR @ South Coast Repertory

Published on April 21st, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

If it walks like a future school shooter and talks like a future school shooter, should we treat it like a future school shooter? This is the starting point for Office Hour, essentially a one-act play portraying [&hellip... Read More


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