Theatertimes was launched online in 2006 as a first attempt at providing a few theater reviews each month by Cristofer Gross, a former theater publicist attempting to jump the fence and somehow be critical of artists he had often worked with and in some cases been friends.

The pivot point was a play at the very theater in which he had worked for the better part – in some ways the best part – of 22 years. It not only featured several actor friends and a favorite director one of its signature publicity shots was his, as he had been called in to help in a pinch.

Kimberly Scott and Susannah Schulman in The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler, at South Coast Repertory, photo by Cristofer Gross

Kimberly Scott and Susannah Schulman in Jeff Whitty's 'The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler.'

That play was The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler by


All My Sons / Geffen Playhouse

And the Winner Is / Laguna Playhouse

Arms and the Man / A Noise Within

As You Like It / A Noise Within

As You Like It / Pasadena Playhouse

Autobahn / Open Fist Theatre

Bach at Leipzig / South Coast Repertory

The Bigger Man / Circle X

The Black Rider / Ahmanson Theatre

Blue Door / South Coast Repertory

A Body of Water / Old Globe Theatre

Boston Marriage / Geffen Playhouse

Christmas on Mars / The Old Globe

The Constant Wife / The Old Globe

Curtains / Ahmanson Theatre

Demeter in the City / Cornerstone Theater Company

Fences / Pasadena Playhouse

The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler / South Coast Repertory

God of Hell / Geffen Playhouse

Hitchcock Blonde / South Coast Repertory

The Importance of Being Earnest / Ahmanson Theatre

In the Continuum / Kirk Douglas Theatre

Jitney / Stagewalkers / Lillian Theatre

Last Easter / Laguna Playhouse

The Last Five Years / Pasadena Playhouse

Lewis and Clark Reach the Euphrates / Mark Taper Forum

Little Egypt / Matrix Theatre

Man from Nebraska / South Coast Repertory

A Marvellous Party: A Noel Coward Celebration / Laguna Playhouse

Mother Courage / La Jolla Playhouse

Much ADoobie Brothers About Nothing / Troubadour Theatre Company

Nightingale / Mark Taper Forum

Nothing Sacred / South Coast Repertory

Othello / The Old Globe

Phaedra / A Noise Within

The Price / A Noise Within

Pyrenees / Kirk Douglas Theatre

The Real Thing / South Coast Repertory

Ridiculous Fraud / South Coast Repertory

Shear Madness / Laguna Playhouse

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure / Pasadena Playhouse

Sister Act: The Musical / Pasadena Playhouse

The Sisters Rosensweig / Old Globe Theatre

The 60s / Pacific Resident Theatre

Slow Dance on the Killing Ground / Athena Theatre

Sonia Flew / Laguna Playhouse

The Studio / South Coast Repertory

The Tempest / A Noise Within

Tick, Tick . . . BOOM / Coronet Theatre

The Time of Your Life / Open Fist Theatre

The Times They Are A-Changin' / Old Globe Theatre

A Touch of the Poet / A Noise Within

Trying / Old Globe Theatre

Two Pianos, Four Hands / Laguna Playhouse

Ubu Roi / A Noise Within

The Violet Hour / Old Globe Theatre

Water & Power / Mark Taper Forum

Wishful Drinking / Geffen Playhouse

Without Walls / Mark Taper Forum

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