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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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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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