Ed Rampell: Playing the humor up serves this two-act, two hour and 15-ish minute work well, as it makes Brecht’s biting observations about the wealthy, the judiciary, war, etc., more palatable.
SCRAPS Theater Review [SPOILER ALERT!: Because of this drama’s subject matter this review may contain plot spoilers.] As earthquakes struck SoCal a theatrical aftershock rocked the L.A. stage on July 6 with the West Coast premiere of Scraps. Geraldine Inoa’s brilliant, powerful play is at the cutting edge of the stage and screen cycle of […]
Ed Rampell: This play’s entire action is set in a workplace powder room, a euphemism for the ladies room, thus all of the characters and the eight thesps are females.
Ed Rampell: Orton’s two act spoof of Agatha Christie-like mysteries featuring detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple on the page and stage may have jolted auds 54 years ago, but for today’s theatergoers Loot is passé.
Ed Rampell: The play illustrates what I’ve long said: In America, you have freedom of speech – until the precise moment when you use your First Amendment right to advocate for an unpopular cause in public. Then you find out how free you really are in the land of the “free.”