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.

The frame for John Leguziamo’s latest one man show is an eighth grade history textbook … well that and a bit of racist bullying.

How do you breathe life into ancient art? That’s the driving question behind the Getty Villa’s outdoor theater program (and arguably the Getty itself).

oday, before we open that theater curtain, I want you to join me... at an imaginary art gallery.

When is the last time you saw a play with a cast of eight complex women? I see a lot of theater and I think my answer is right next to never ...but an all female cast isn’t the only…

There’s a temptation with the big stories, say a Greek myth, to embrace the epic, larger-than-life quality. After all it’s a myth, right? Take playwright Sarah Ruhle’s “Eurydice”.

The invitation to “Under the Big Top: Atlas” is intentionally a little cryptic. It’s clear it’s an immersive theater experience. It’s clear it’s $70 for a 30 minute performance.

“Men on Boats” is a play that gets many things right… and yet somehow ends up not quite hitting its target.

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