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This Rhinoceros Shows its Age

By Patrick Hurley

Rhinoceros, the classic absurdist play by Eugene Ionesco, playing now at the Pacific Resident Theatre, is a milestone in post war avant-garde theater, wherein we watch a group of inhabitants in a small provincial French town all slowly turn into Rhinoceros’s. Save one, the protagonist of the play, Bèrenger (Keith Stevenson), fights for his human autonomy and becomes the last remaining human amidst a town overrun. (more…)

Chaotic King Is A Crowd-Pleaser

By Patrick Hurley

A woman in search of her father serves as a metaphor for a writer in search of her story. King of the Yees, a new play by Lauren Yee, playing now at the Kirk Douglas Theatre is part true story, part fantasy and part meta-theatrical experience. (more…)

Strong Performances Make Certain Impression for Uncertain Heisenberg

By Patrick Hurley

The uncertainty of our relationships is placed into tight focus in Simon Stephens’ charming and evocative Heisenberg, playing now at the Mark Taper Forum. (more…)