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Disgraced | Mark Taper Forum
A powerful Pulitzer Prize-winner is both exceptional drama and insight into the roots and ramifications of one of the most mystifying and polarizing issues in the world today. Photo: Hari Dhillon, Emily Swallow
Bull | Rogue Machine Theatre
Mike Bartlett's surrealist nightmare comedy makes its West Coast premiere as part of the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival.
Photo: Lesley Fera
Romeo and Juliet | A Noise Within
Damaso Rodriguez and A Noise Within have given Shakespeare's love story muscle and maturity to open 2016 with institutional assurance.
Photo: Donnla Hughes
Barcelona | Geffen Playhouse
Bess Wohl's seemingly straightforward play has plenty of laughter and wisdom within it. In its West Coast premiere, director Trip Cullman creates a carefully delineated, highly enjoyable staging with a performance likely to be this site's 2016 favorite. Photo: Betty Gilpin, Carlos Leal FULL REVIEW
Sex with Strangers | Geffen PlayhouseLaura Eason’s play, in a well-realized staging by Kimberly Senior, begins with all the hallmarks of the classic pulp thriller: a beautiful woman alone in a large house when car headlights suddenly sweep the frozen panes followed by the crunch of approaching footsteps and a forceful knocking on the door. But this is a whodunit more concerned with authorship in an era of Internet anonymity and new questions about partner profiles. Photo: Stephen Louis Grush, Rebecca Pidgeon FULL REVIEW
Cloud 9 | Antaeus Theatre CompanyThe sun, it was said, never set on the British Empire during the 19th and early 20th Centuries, but Caryl Churchill set her 1979 comedy to show how a misguided, patriarchal mindset would lead to the Empire's unraveling while maintaining social repression for another 80 years back in England. Photo: Laura Wernette, Adam J. Smith FULL REVIEW
Women Laughing Alone with Salad | Kirk Douglas Theatre
Sheila Callaghan gives the play a flywheel heart that sparks numerous inter-related issues: The brighter ones land; the purely playful are just for show. The main target here is the pervasive power of image-based marketing. Photo: David Clayton Rogers, Lisa Banes FULL REVIEW