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Our Town Still Theatrically Reflects Our Selves

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. Read more »


Edward Albee’s Zoo is Still a Great Story.

By Patrick Hurley

Deaf West Theatre is presenting Edward Albee’s at Home at the Zoo at the Wallis Annenberg, now through March 26, and the amalgamation of Deaf West’s duality in casting combined with Albee’s masterful focus on language creates a disparity with more returns than diminishes. The play, which consists of two of Albee’s short plays, The Zoo Story, written in 1958, and Homelife, it’s prequel, written in 2004, deals with themes of isolation, dissatisfaction, and the essential loneliness of being human, a bittersweet and ultimately tragic journey, as seen through the eyes of an everyman who is being confronted by an unsatisfied wife and a volatile stranger, both of whom challenge his routine, thwart his sense of stasis, and alter his entire universe through Albee’s bleak, often hilarious, but always effective language. Read more »


A Truly Theatrical Awakening

By Patrick Hurley
Deaf West Theatre and The Forest of Arden have reimagined and reinterpreted Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s 2007 Tony-Award winning musical Spring Awakening, playing now through June 7 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.  Read more »

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