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South Coast Repertory presents “The Roommate” by Jen Silverman, directed by Martin Benson. Cast: Tessa Auberjonois (Robyn), Linda Gehringer (Sharon). Julianne Argyros Stage, January 3-22, 2017

THE ROOMMATE @ South Coast Repertory

Published on January 9th, 2017 | by Greggory Moore

Despite not being a native Iowan (she’s from Illinois, she’ll have you know), Sharon is a Corn Belt cliché, all wide-eyed innocence and not locking her front door at night. Now 54, recently “retired” from her [&hellip... Read More


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THE STINKY CHEESE MAN @ the Garage Theatre

Published on December 6th, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

To appreciate the Garage Theatre’s production of John Glore’s The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, you probably need to meet at least one of two preconditions: 1) a love of Looney Tunes-style humor, [&hellip... Read More


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SWEENEY TODD:

Published on October 23rd, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

A work of genius that’s too big for a small stage By Greggory Moore, Contributing Writer   Stephen Sondheim is a genius. We all know it, so there’s no point in saying it again. But Sweeney [&hellip... Read More


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SHIPWRECKED! AN ENTERTAINMENT @ International City Theatre

Published on October 17th, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

With Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe may have invented the genre of “realistic fiction,” wherein a fabricated author delivers his autobiography. His work may have inspired real-life Louis de Rougemont to relate the Crusoean tale he published serially in The [&hellip... Read More


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EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL @ the Garage Theatre

Published on September 23rd, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

A few years ago, the Garage Theatre put on Cannibal!: The Musical, a work loosely based on a disastrous 1874 prospecting expedition that resulted in Alferd Packer killing and eating the flesh of his fellow trekkers [&hellip... Read More


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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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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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