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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

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

A Live Mixtape By Tahirih Moeller

“A Live Mixtape” Tries to Help You Hear the Human Songs of the Inner City

By Greggory Moore , Curtain Call columnist

The naive high-school girl impregnated by a married man. The betrayed and vengeful wife. The neighborhood gossip. The

South Coast Repertory presents “Photograph 51” by Anna Ziegler, directed by Kimberly Senior. Cast: Giovanni Adams (James Watson), George Ketsios (Maurice Wilkins), Anil Margsahayam (Francis Crick), Riley Neldam (Ray Gosling), Josh Odsess-Rubin (Don Caspar), Helen Sadler (Rosalind Franklin). Julianne Argyos Stage, March 3-24, 2019.

“Photograph 51” Invites Us to Examine More than History & DNA

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist In some ways it seems Rosalind Franklin never cracked the code. She was regarded as brilliant and beautiful, yet she had no close friends an

Long Beach Opera “Conversations” Have Multicultural Aims

By Greggory Moore, Arts Columnist Judging from the audience at a Long Beach Opera performance, you would never guess that this little big city occupying a cultural limbo between Los Angeles and Orange County h

Melodrama-The Revenge of the Baron's Revenge

Garage Theatre’s Melodrama Good for Kids & Carol Burnett Fans

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist As an artform, melodrama is (to quote from the New Oxford American Dictionary

Oliver Musical Theatre West

Oliver! Not as Big and Energetic as He Should Be

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Columnist Oliver! was a hit when it opened in 1960 and an even bigger hit when in 1968 it was adapted into a

SCR’s Playful “Sweeney Todd” Communicates Sondheim’s Genius

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is so challenging to perform that the potential for it to be the worst of theatrical experiences is encoded in its D

Little Fish Theatre's Pick of the Vine 2019

This Year’s “Pick of the Vine” Yields Too Little Variety

Every January, Little Fish Theatre kicks off their new season by offering “Pick of the Vine,” a program of short plays, each by a different author. This is my fourth taste of these annual offerings, and while I detect minor notes of pith a

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