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2
Oct

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 »

12
Jul

Shiv Sublimely Soars to the Stars and Back

By Patrick Hurley
How do we reconcile the past? How do we see beyond our own liminal understanding of the world? Our grandiose ideas can be easily quashed by the exquisitely tiny amount of space that we take up in the universe. And yet we still seek for something new. And so we should. In the eloquent (paraphrased) words of Tennyson, we should “strive, seek, find, and not yield”. Aditi Brennan Kapil’s play Shiv, playing now at The Theatre @ Boston Court takes the idea of this self discovery, and places it in a surreal, post-colonial, post-modernist setting. It gently dances with the themes of loss, identity, and culture while maintaining the narrative of a beautifully nuanced relationship drama between a father and daughter.  Read more »

29
Sep

Choir Boy Hits All the Right Notes

By Patrick Hurley

 

Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney is on the cusp of greatness. A young, tremendously gifted wordsmith, McCraney’s work thus far is vibrant, funny, searing, and above all painfully human. And with only a few plays to his credits, it is exciting to imagine where this talented man is going to take us next. For now, we have Choir Boy, playing at the Geffen Playhouse. Read more »

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