An Old-Fashioned Empire

By Patrick Hurley

During the dark days of the Great Depression, perhaps some of the darkest in America’s history, a group of people sought to buck the spirit of the American people by building the tallest skyscraper in the world: The Empire State Building. This is the story of Empire, a new musical, playing now through February 14 at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Continue reading “An Old-Fashioned Empire”


Den of Thieves is Full of Energy

By Patrick Hurley

2Cents Theatre is presenting Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Den of Thieves at the Hudson Guild Theatre through February 7. The play is about a ragtag, completely inept group of criminals who attempt and ultimately fail to rob seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars from a mob boss. Continue reading “Den of Thieves is Full of Energy”

Pain is a pure Pleasure

By Patrick Hurley

Will Eno’s 2005 Pulitzer-Prize finalist play Thom Pain (Based on Nothing), playing now through Feb 14 at the Geffen Playhouse,  features a wonderfully dry Rainn Wilson as it’s title character. Continue reading “Pain is a pure Pleasure”

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