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Life is Hard in Gloomy Pocatello

By Patrick Hurley

Depression is the main course being served in Pocatello, the new play by Samuel D. Hunter, presented by Rogue Machine Theatre Company, and playing now at the Met Theatre. (more…)

American Privilege Invades Barcelona

By Patrick Hurley

White American privilege, a topic of much discussion as of late, completely propels the narrative of Barcelona, a new play by Bess Wohl, making its West Coast Premiere at the Geffen Playhouse. The story takes place four years after the Madrid train bombings, which were a terrorist retaliation against American aggression in Iraq, a tragedy that severely heightened anti-American sentiments throughout Spain.   (more…)

God is Sinfully Funny

By Patrick Hurley

The almighty has decided to return to the world to clear up a few misinterpretations that two thousand plus years of exegesis has gotten wrong. And since he’s decided to return to Los Angeles, he takes, as his corporeal host, irrepressible sitcom star Sean Hayes. And who doesn’t want to see Sean Hayes as God? Good thing you don’t have to imagine how fabulous that would be, it’s actually happening in Act of God, the wonderfully funny new play by David Javernaum, playing now at the Ahmanson Theatre. (more…)

A Beautifully Made Bed

By Patrick Hurley

The journey of a relationship is told in a beautifully simplistic way in Sheila Callaghan’s new play Bed, presented by Echo Theater Company and playing now at the Atwater Village Theatre. (more…)