Greggory Moore

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Trapped within the ironic predicament of wanting to know everything (more or less) while believing it may not be possible really to know anything at all. Greggory Moore is nonetheless dedicated to a life of study, be it of books, people, nature, or that slippery phenomenon we call the self. And from time to time he feels impelled to write a little

“Road House” Parody Turns Garbage to Gold

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist Road House, a Patrick Swayze vehicle typical of a 1980s Hollywo

When Your “Little Mermaid” Has a Perfect Lead and Imperfect Staging

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist My only experience with The Little Mermaid, the film that launched

“The Comedy of Errors” Great Fun Despite Poor Reputation

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist Written before he turned 30, The Comedy of Errors is just about uni

LBO’s Central Park Five Successfully Takes on Epic Questions of Equal Justice

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist In 1990, five boys went to jail for a brutal attack on a female jogger in Central Park. Problem is, they didn't do it. Or that's one of the problems. An

A Preview of Long Beach Opera’s: The Central Park Five

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist  In 1989, a white jogger in New York’s Central Park was raped and beaten so badly she was administered last rites. Within hours, police ar

Elyse Mirto and David Nevell. Photo by Tracey Roman

“The Price” Is On-the-Nose Traditionalism (for Better or Worse)

Has Arthur Miller's time come and gone? Sometimes I think so. I couldn't agree more with New Yorker reviewer Gi

LB Playhouse’s “Seven Guitars” Likely to Please August Wilson Fans

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call columnist There's nothing not to like about the conceit behind August Wilson's Pittsburgh Cycle

Long Beach Opera productionof Kafka's "Penal Colony" finished on May 5. Credit Keith Ian Polakoff

Kafka’s “In the Penal Colony”

Not Quite Able to Deliver on Its Compelling Concept

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist There is no one like Franz Kafka for dramatizing the cruelty and absurdity seemingly inherent to all forms of a

“Silent Sky” Delivers More Laughs Than Inspiration

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist

Unless you're quite the astronomy nerd, you've never heard of Henrietta Leavitt, but it's partly because of her that you know the u

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