Monique A. LeBleu is a freelance writer, photojournalist and Editor-in-Chief of Scoping LA, an online magazine on all-things-L.A. with an evolving line-up and focus on food, theater, and events. With a background in smaller theatre as a technician and in post production film, she produces social media-friendly video clip content, is a social media influencer, and is Social Media Editor and contributor to 99 Percent Magazine, a premiere magazine on L.A. punk rock culture, music, food, craft beer and low brow art.

EASY TARGETS review

Tired of all the political rhetoric emanating from your TV screen and radio? How about all that stupid spewing from someone's mouth and feeling powerless because you just can't do anything physical—or even verbal—to make it ALL just stop?! Want to get that pent up aggression out of your system due to stupidity and rhetoric?

Well "Easy Targets" at Sacred Fools is here for you.

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DARK ARTS review

Like Lawrence Meyers award-winning production of Porn Rock on the Parent’s Music Resource Center Senate Committee Hearings in 1985, the writing is well researched—or just lived—and the comedy comes from the fact that at some point we all have encountered an Andrew St. Jude (Meyers) or two, or have been a Marcia Bradford (Elizabeth Dement) in caring far too much in a job. Terence Leclare and Bill Caterwaul, is hysterical as a seemingly clueless FDA inspector, who plays it near full-on Poindexter/Lab nerd without the stereotype getting too in the way. (Actually the stereotype is the point here, appropriately.) The well written dialogue and direction of Dark Arts often has a His Girl Friday style and feel and was often was played high pace where this writer had to really to perk up and pay attention. That's a good thing.

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LIGHTS - CAMERA - LYLA! THE SECOND ACT review

Actor and social activist Jeffrey Wylie as Lyla KaRug returns to Hollywood Fringe Festival (HFF) 2017 with “Lights, Camera, Lyla!” Lyla KaRug, with her Lucy-red bouffant and bubbly social media personality, enters the interweb spotlight in “Texas Loves Lyla!” Wylie likens to Lyla to “Minnie Pearl,” and along with sequel “Lights, Camera, Lyla!” the country-gal-from-backyard-to Big-Time themed productions address adult bullying head on.

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NIGHTS AT THE ALGONQUIN ROUND TABLE review

Long 'Nights' For Noirish Comedy at Hollywood Fringe: Because the Three Clubs lends the perfect intimate speakeasy atmosphere for a show like “Nights at the Algonquin Round Table” it would have been fairly safe to assume that such a show would fit well, at least in style and cast. Unfortunately, there is a lot that didn't make it through the double doors.

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LEGEND OF THE HIDDEN THREE CLUBS review

Fruit punch, projectiles and slime. Even at the risk of giving too much away, anyone attending this show might be clued in immediately upon seeing a stage covered in plastic...Host producers and veterans of Maddy's Musical Nick Rubando (Le Phantom) as Master of Ceremonies and David Ruben as Cheedo fit the aptly named cabaret-style variety game show snugly into the Three Clubs play space and cabaret bar.

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