Opening the Curtain

Opening the Curtain

Musings on what Los Angeles theater is - and can be. Want to know more? Subscribe to Anthony's weekly Theater newsletter.

Even for a classically focused theatre company like Antaeus, their new play “Caucasian Chalk Circle” feels dated.

Playwright Geraldine Inoa’s stunning play “Scraps” is haunted by a character we never meet. Don't miss this powerful production.

Any time you’re seeing a revival or a new production of an old script, you walk in wondering -will reviving this script tell us anything new?

The Sherlock Holmes inspired play “Mysterious Circumstances” is itself a bit of mystery … but not in the way the Geffen’s Artistic Director Matt Shakman probably intended it.

Sigrid Gilmer isn’t one of those playwrights who warms up to an idea. She’s the kind of playwright who grabs you by the chest from the very first moments.

Samuel Beckett’s plays can be really tricky. They are conceptually so full and simultaneously so maddeningly empty. It’s that emptiness that’s the key.

In “Invisible Tango” that magic and narrative is being crafted by Helder Guimarães.

For Cornerstone’s latest piece “A Jordan Downs Illumination” the focus is really space and time (or more accurately *place* through time).