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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.

Children’s theatre is tricky business. It’s a bit like cooking for kids. The easy way out is all sugary sweets.

Inda Craig-Galván’s play “Black Super Hero Magic Mama” is a tricky one to wrap your mind around.

“Incognito” at the Son of Semele is a puzzle play.

Sarah De Lappe’s play “The Wolves” is having a bit of a moment.

If you’ve been patiently waiting for a play about roller derby, I have good news.

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts  latest offering, Pigpen Theatre Company’s “The Old Man and the Old Moon” is the ambling story of how the light gets into the moon…

What’s the difference between a play and a film?  That’s one of the questions that Brazilian director Christiane Jatahy asks with her stunning piece “What if they went to Moscow?”

The Actors’ Gang has two things that run through their productions: style and politics.  The style is a distant relative of Commedia Dell’Arte, the Italian comic tradition built…