Non-Registered Critics: Ingrid Wilmot

Jun

Anne, A New Play

They all perform flawlessly...

Even if you are quite familiar with this tale, come and bring a young person who has yet to learn about a child of the Holocaust and how she coped with no freedom and no privacy nor hope for a beautiful future – which we all take for granted.

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Jun

Bestseller

The celebrated Playwright had a brilliant plan for this world premiere, namely letting the audience into the heads of the writers whose ideas come to life while they germinate into what will turn out to become a bestseller. Directed by Jane Page at a similar frantic pace as say, Noises’Off, this play is more of farce than a comedy, slightly over the top, straining for laughs but it does have some funny lines.

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Jun

Mistakes Were Made coulda-woulda-shoulda

It’s clear Mayer has not regressed and his funny bone is still honed and polished. His dialogue sparkles with wit and affects us like a dose of uppers on a gloomy day. Jerry, live and be well! (I’m knocking on wood!

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Jun

Ready Steady Yeti Go

Outstanding performances...believable in every detail. Their intentions are pure, admirable, politically correct and up to the minute, timely. You like kids? You’ll like this play.

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May

Dead Accounts

Director Branda Lock handles her task admirably with a cast seemingly tailored for their roles... She conjures up smoothly evolving plots, generously sprinkled with laughs, here mostly at the expense of Mamma Barbara whose ratchet mouth must be powered by an Energizer Bunny battery. Unfortunately, inspiration failed her at the very end of this piece.

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May

Old Jews Telling Jokes

Everybody needs a good laugh some of the time but especially now, considering what's going on in the world. If you're Jewish, you really need that laugh all of the time. To the rescue comes OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES and you'll have the antidote for quite a while. The usual advice is “you don't have to be Jewish to enjoy this show” but it would most certainly help.

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May

Daniel's Husband

If you are not moved by this exquisitely written, superbly directed (by Simon Levy ) and excellently performed by the entire cast, your heart is frozen somewhere up in Antarctica!

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May

Boxing Lessons

The brilliant playwright, John Bunzel's sparkling dialogue will have you hanging on every word. The inspired direction is by New American Theatre's Artistic Director Jack Stehlin, celebrating their first year in this new location. This premiere should now travel triumphantly around the stages of America and the world.

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Apr

The Things We Do

Much of the play consists of soliloquies as the characters bare their souls. Director Elina de Santos lives up to her impeccable reputation for eliciting superb performances from her cast...

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Apr

The Sound of Murder

Love a good mystery? The Brits are masters of the genre and know how to do bad in a very civilized way. Here's one written in 1959, which lay dormant until Theatre 40's Artistic Director David Hunt Stafford, discovered and resurrected it. The subjects, greed, deception, miserable marriages etc., are just as relevant today as they were decades ago.

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Apr

Bar Mitzvah Boy

Director Teichman keeps his cast in almost perpetual motion, on the large main floor stage. He has carefully chosen this West Coast premiere, which is loaded with religious subjects but is never didactic. Non-Jewish theatre lovers willing to open their minds, will come away with a little more knowledge of the ancient query about what it means to be Jewish. Do stay for the fifteen minute Q & A at the end of the show.

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Apr

The Country House

This family drama is not about the usual boorish bunch of lowlife's, spouting foul language and repressed venom. These are intelligent people who know how to communicate with words that have more than four letters. However, we must deal with their artistic temperaments and their giant egos which, if they had to carry them along, they couldn't even squeeze into the Staples Center but they do entertain us royally!

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Mar

Paradise

They were fortunate to secure Vicangelo Bulluck, a man well known in theatrical and political circles (he opened first the Hollywood branch of the NAACP}, to direct the flawless cast.

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Mar

The Joy Wheel

Under the magic touch of famous Director Jason Alexander, this is a “must see and will love” world premiere production.

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Mar

Too Much Sun

This play has substance, humor and heart. Playwright Silver, who now resides in London, is a master of creating people with whom you can empathize as we get to know them well, warts and all. Each of his characters are given the opportunity to reveal their personality with lines and actions that grab and hold our interest. You leave the theatre as you would at the end of a great repast.Well sated and anxious to share all the delights with your friends.

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Feb

The Joy Wheel

A must see and will love world premiere production....under the magic touch of famous Director Jason Alexander. This show has legs and it will, undoubtedly, embark on a successful stage journey for many years to come.

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Feb

SMART LOVE

It's got surprises, comedy mixed with some drama and a generous sprinkling of science fiction. Letscher has written a story that is, perhaps, dystopian but feels right of the moment.

Directed by the accomplished Elina de Santos, the actors are in top form and always in character.

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Feb

Hir

Well respected Bart DeLorenzo directs an immensely talented cast whose performances alone deserve your attendance.

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Jan

Last Call

The solution to the dilemma may prove controversial but it's realistic. Long ago we have come to the conclusion that the world of medicine has succeeded in prolonging life but has failed to help maintain the quality of life. This is a reminder.

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Jan

Pick of the Vine

This year's bumper crop is filled with humor, eclecticism, poignancy and surprises, so sit back and enjoy, like a glass of nice California Red, White or Rose.

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