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21
Jun

The Humans Rings True

By Patrick Hurley

The waning of tradition, the attenuation of the American middle-class, all wrapped in the fractured hope of connection, pierces the thick air of familial discord in Stephen Karam’s Tony Award Winning play The Humans, playing now at the Ahmanson Theatre. Read more »

7
Feb

On Suffering: Sons Finds Some Light

By Patrick Hurley

Nietzsche said that to live is to suffer, and to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering. Such is the sentiment that propels much of Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet, playing now through March 15 at The Blank Theatre. For his characters, however, survival is about making light in dark times. Mr. Karam uses his deft comic touch, and flair for melodrama to spin a theatrical yarn about the nature of suffering that is as funny as it is pointed. It asks us to consider suffering, through the age-old platitude, what are the odds. A platitude that serves as a kind of guiding force of this play. Read more »

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