TO ACCUSE OR NOT TO ACCUSE, PART 3: Something to Feel Good About

Going into the new year of 2018, has there ever been a more confusing and troubling time in our 21st Century lifetimes? Sure there have been, you say.  Remember the Bush years?  The 9/11 attack?  The Iraq attack, ostensibly to find WMDs that never in fact existed?  The financial meltdown...

TO ACCUSE OR NOT TO ACCUSE, PART 2a: Constitutional Predators

Hey, I was up writing Part 2 of this series until 6:30 AM, and, before getting to Part 3, I want to elaborate on something I wrote there: "This so-called populist champion is actually there to roll back all of Obama's social reforms and consolidate a ruling class...

TO ACCUSE OR NOT TO ACCUSE? PART 2: How We Got Here

Another day and another one bites the dust. This time it's Charlie Rose, morning TV anchor and talk show host for the smart set.  Several women who worked for him have come forward to report what was apparently another "open secret" - that this "toxic bachelor" liked to employ young...

BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITIES - Don't Count Out LA Theater!

BREAKING NEWS: The Sacred Fools production of MR BURNS: A Post-Electric Play has been extended to DEC. 9th!!! New York City.  London.  Los Angeles. All great cities, right? Two of the three are known as great theater (or theatre) cities.  Which ones are they? "Duh," you say.   London has the West End, New...

THREE QUICK HIPSTER TIPS FOR THE WEEKEND

As usual, there's so much going on in the SoCal area this weekend, including a dangerous fire (try to avoid that).  For those who want a memorable experience at the theater, here are 3 options - all have some humor in them, though only one is a laugh out-loud...

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE FAMILY IMPLODES (On Stage and Screen)

Paul Simon wrote that there are 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, and that sounds about right.  But it's much harder to change the world around you when things are going wrong. Even harder perhaps to change oneself. Because when the world breaks down and things aren't working out as...

Sondheim and Faustin Linyekula! Two Upcoming Shows to Put on Your Calendar

Love is hard to explain.  Sometimes even to oneself. Well, not all love.  Everyone understands loving babies. And parents' love for their children in general. And love for dogs and cats.  And other pets.  And food.  (But please, not pets as food.) But loving theater?  It's different in LA and NYC.  Yes, that's...