By Patrick Hurley In desperate need of human connection, a group of people navigate love, loss and addiction in the surprisingly dated and sluggish Water By The Spoonful, playing now at the Mark Taper Forum. Advertisements
By Patrick Hurley A metaphor manifest through a time-bending series of monologues, makes Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue, playing now at the Kirk Douglas, a lyrical but uneven patchwork.
By Patrick Hurley When posing the question of relevance in the theater, one cannot help but be persuaded by perhaps the greatest playwright to have ever put ink to page.
By Patrick Hurley The numerous ways in which human beings communicate with each other is fascinating, and even more so when they are deprived of language.
Luzia-A Waking Dream of Mexico is the grand and beautifully designed new Cirque du Soleil show that blends beauty and physical finesse into a variegated feast for the eyes.
By Patrick Hurley Tapping into the zeitgeist, and squeezing every penny you can out of it, is just the American dream.
By Patrick Hurley In the years just preceding the French Revolution, an era of aristocratic decadence reigned supreme. Christopher Hampton’s deliciously acerbic Les Liaisons Dangereuses, playing now at Antaeus Theatre Company, resonates quite profoundly against our contemporary concerns of upper-class privilege through its use of biting satire.
By Patrick Hurley The Theater. The invention of this spectacle-fueled construct that revels in artificiality serves as the setting, motif and thematic launching pad for Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer-Prize Winning masterpiece Our Town, playing now at the Pasadena Playhouse.
By Patrick Hurley In the ever-expanding canon of representational literature, where under-represented voices are, at long last, being heard, the theater scene is bristling with more and more stories about minorities from an internalized perspective. Fixed, the new play by Boni B. Alvarez, is another of these plays.