Deborah Klugman is a freelance arts journalist living in Los Angeles. She has been writing about L.A. theater since 1986.

ROTTERDAM review

...Wynne, Romans and Brophy exude a naturalness and generosity that transport you to the heart of the story — which is the struggle to hold on to love once you’ve found it.

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YOHEN review

Although it tumbles off-track in its final third, the play to that point is an astute portrayal of the dynamics of a failed intimacy.

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WITH LOVE AND A MAJOR ORGAN review

With Love and a Major Organ opens with a couple of tentative introductory sequences, then takes off around White’s appearance as the vulnerable yet indefatigably buoyant Anabel. It’s a winning performance, from first to last.

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MICE review

....Mice, short on internal logic and intellectual heft, never gets past its callow fantastical plot, and is humorless besides.

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THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT review

As director, Shroyer delivers a perfectly acceptable rendering of the text, smoothly handled by all (as one would expect of a classical theater ensemble), but missing the vital spark that transforms a literary work into a glowingly dramatic one.

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EXIT STRATEGY review

...Holter’s play has important things to say about the devaluing of education and the disrespecting of both teachers and kids by a (literally) bulldozing bureaucracy. The production makes that point in a dramatically effective way, and for that it deserves plaudits. - GO!

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THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT review

The current production at A Noise Within under Stephanie Shroyer’s direction is a workmanlike effort crafted by a seasoned ensemble. One’s grateful to have it performed, but its lunatic charm is never fully realized.

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BR'ER COTTON review

The playwright seems to be seeking a broader richer canvas for his story, an ambition that commands respect. Even so, the end result arrives through some awkwardness and contrivance.

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