Category Archives: Plays

Harvey at the Guthrie Theater

Harvey at the Guthrie Theater

Elwood P. Dowd is a silly, yet charming man who introduces everyone to his best friend Harvey. The problem is, Harvey is unseen and presumably imaginary. Harvey also happens to be a six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall pooka aka rabbit. Elwood’s social-climbing sister, Veta, is embarrassed by his behavior and decides to have him committed to a… Continue Reading

A Christmas Carol at Cygnet Theatre

A Christmas Carol at Cygnet Theatre

Growing up in Minnesota, seeing A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Guthrie Theater is a tradition.  With its lavish set, grand costumes and large ensemble; it’s a wonderful production and holiday favorite.  Now that I’m living in San Diego, I had to find a new production to see and the adaption that the Cygnet Theatre produced,… Continue Reading

The Who & The What at La Jolla Playhouse

The Who & The What at La Jolla Playhouse

Last February, La Jolla Playhouse started a new initiative called the DNA New Work Series.  This project was created to support new plays and musicals.  It brought in audience members to workshop pieces.  One of the plays was THE WHO & THE WHAT by Ayad Akhtar.  After the workshop, the play was chosen for the… Continue Reading

The 39 Steps at Lamb’s Players

The 39 Steps at Lamb’s Players

THE 39 STEPS is a play which consists of four actors.  One actor plays the hero, an actress plays three women and the other two actors play every other character in the show.  THE 39 STEPS has a SPAMALOT feel to it, with a hint of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN.   The play itself is a spy story… Continue Reading

Bikeman, a 9/11 play

Bikeman, a 9/11 play

BIKEMAN, a 9/11 play, is a 50 minute piece recounting a journalists experience of the horrific day.  Tom, an award-winning writer and producer for The CBS Evening News was at home when the first plane crashed that fateful morning.  He immediately jumped on his bike and headed toward the towers.  The play gives audience members… Continue Reading

Twelfth Night by Pig Iron Theatre Company

Twelfth Night by Pig Iron Theatre Company

Pig Iron Theatre Company is now performing TWELFTH NIGHT at the Abrons Art Center in New York City.  The classic Shakespeare piece tells the tale of lovers, gender confusion, mistaken identity, practical jokes and ties it all together with original music.  Clocking in right around three hours makes for a long night. Highlights of the… Continue Reading

The Woodsman play

The Woodsman play

THE WOODSMAN, is the back story of how the Tin Man from Oz grew up, started his profession and fell in love.  It was the most beautiful art piece I have seen in a while.  Not only did James Ortiz write and co-direct it, he was the set designer, puppet designer and played a leading… Continue Reading

House of Dance

House of Dance

Four dancers practice in a small town tap studio for an upcoming competition in HOUSE OF DANCE.  This eclectic show takes place at the Abrons Art Center in a studio space.  Rightfully so, since it is in the true setting of a workspace.  Wood floors, a ballet barre, mirrors and a piano fill the small… Continue Reading

Tyson vs Ali

Tyson vs Ali

If you like boxing, TYSON VS ALI is a play which is true to the sport.  We find ourselves in the role of spectators as we watch men wrestle in an actual boxing ring.  Four actors take turns embodying both Tyson and Ali at different points in their careers.   We also meet a ref who… Continue Reading