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Zip Code Plays @ Antaeus Theatre Company - Review
Speakeasy - 7 out of 10 Average Show!
Annexing the Palisades- 8.5 out of 10 - A Great Show!
Plucker - 6.4 out of 10 - It's Okay
All Information Herein Is Classified - 8 out of 10 - A Good Show!
Salvage - 6.3 out of 10 - It's Okay
Clara and Serra and The Talking Bear 6 out of 10 - It's Okay
Celebrate the culture and history of the diverse neighborhoods of Los Angeles from the safety of your home. Antaeus Theatre Company presents The Zip Code Plays: Los Angeles, a series of six original audio plays, each set in a different L.A. zip code. Hosted by two-time Audiofile Award-winner Ramón de Ocampo and featuring original music by Ellen Mandel and audio by audio producer, sound designer and foley artist Jeff Gardner, the series will be available to podcast listeners beginning Thursday, Nov. 12 at www.antaeus.org, or wherever you get your podcasts. Taken from the press release.
Riding Two Cultures, an evening of performance and poetry @ Whitefire Theatre - Review
6.2 out of 10 - Okay! Streamed November 11th at 7:00 pm. Tickets & Info: www.whitefiretheatre.com www.latheatrebites.com
Riding Two Cultures, an evening of performance and poetry, written and performed by Ella Turenne, directed by Timothy Prolific Edwaujonte, follows Ella as she journeys towards the discovery of her culture and heritage. Born on one island (New York) and tied ancestrally to another (Haiti), Ella struggles to reconcile her American self with her Haitian self. They don't always get along. With help from an ancient freedom fighter, she journeys to Haiti, climbing the Citadel - the Eighth Wonder of the World - to learn about who she really is. Streamed November 11th at 7:00 pm. Tickets & Info: www.whitefiretheatre.com
Source Material Presents: In These Uncertain Times A Zoom Play – Review
6.2 out of 10 - Okay, but it needs work. www.latheatrebites.com In These Uncertain Times is a digitally-devised performance piece, made specifically for its medium. It is a new dramaturgy defined by dystopia, and it is a love letter to the art of theatre. Stemming from a group of artists wondering if COVID-19 is the death of theatre as we know it, In These Uncertain Times is a tragicomic, Chekhovian Zoom performance. From drinking competitions, sad Chekhov monologues, and corona-virus meme collages, In These Uncertain Times’ focal point is the impossibility of theatre as we’ve known it, and forges a new path in the artform, while grieving for the past. Taken from the press release.
LA Theatre Bites Favorite Shows of 2020 So Far!
A quick recap on some of the shows this year we had a chance to see.
THE ATTIC COLLECTIVE Present: I Decided I’m Fine: A Roach Play @ Studio/Stage - Review
8.7 out of 10 - A GREAT SHOW! www.latheatrebites.com I Decided I’m Fine: A Roach Play considers hoarding, an American phenomenon which is often stigmatized but rarely discussed. After the sudden death of the their infant child, Ellen and Stephen find themselves faced with the difficult task of moving on from the objects that remind them of the incident. For Ellen, this proves to be too overwhelming of a task, leading to years of compulsive accumulation. Juxtaposed with the play’s realism is a second layer of the play which utilizes clowning, comedy, and a cockroach musical to steer the audience through the many different ways hoarding is perceived and portrayed in society.
The Wallis and Four Larks' Production of Frankenstein @ Wallis Annenberg
8.5 out of 10 - A GREAT SHOW! Feb 12 - Mar 07,2020 www.latheatrebites.com WORLD PREMIERE: The Wallis and L.A.-based Four Larks (in their Wallis debut) are developing Frankenstein, an exuberant amalgamation of dynamic physical theatre, live music and experiential design bringing Mary Shelley's tale to life in a modern take that spotlights the dangers of unregulated technology.
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Patrick does a great job getting out to see tons of L.A. - based theater and always leaves an entertaining review. Definitely worth checking out and following his advice!
Been listening to these episodes all weekend and plan to listen to this show from now on to find out more about LA theatre and shows in my city. Well done show with a good and positive vibe.
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i thoroughly enjoyed Patrick Chavis' opinions regarding the fringe plays this year. he's well-spoken, gives honest and thoughtful feedback and uses pithy references to movies, which i find very helpful considering this is Hollywood and film is its language more so than theater. if you love theater and wish you got to know or see more of it in LA, follow this man. theater is alive and well in Los Angeles.