Review: “The Realistic Joneses” at A.C.T. (***1/2)

by Charles Kruger Rating: ***1/2 (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) “The Realistic Joneses,” is a slyly entertaining, puzzling, and ultimately satisfying exercise in Theatre of The Absurd. First off, in spite of the strictly realist set and seemingly naturalistic trappings and dialogue, the realistic Joneses are, in fact, anything but realistic. For one […]

Review: ‘Dogeaters” at Magic Theater (***1/2)

by Barry David Horwitz Rating: ***1/2 (For an explanation of TheatreStorm’s rating scale, click here.) Jessica Hagedorn’s “Dogeaters” was first published as a startling revolutionary novel in 1990. Then, in 1998, she turned it into a satirical play at La Jolla Playhouse, directed by Michael Greif, and the show moved on to the New York Public […]

Magic Theatre’s ‘Bruja’: reimagining Medea

(Charles Kruger) (Rating: 2/5 Stars » Worth Seeing) Playwright Luis Alfaro has been around for a while, and accomplished a great deal of remarkable work. He has been awarded fellowships by both the MacArthur Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. For ten years he worked with Los Angeles’ renowned Mark Taper Forum as Associate Producer, Director […]