Playwright Roger Q. Mason shares how he became interested in the tender yet volatile relationship between newly widowed Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckley, her seamstress, modiste, and confidante during Mary's days as First Lady
EST/LA continues its 2016 festival with Program C, six one-act pieces which again offer a wide variety of plays to spark the interest of heterogeneous audiences; two of the strongest one-actors are comedies guaranteed to keep the audience laughing
Well-to-do Mme. Argan surrounds herself with medical remedies and her personal physician - all to ward off her imaginary ailments - and plans to marry off her daughter to her doctor's nephew, also a doctor, so that she can get free medical treatment
Ensemble Studio Theatre of Los Angeles has served up a variety of one-act plays by 14 top playwrights and 39 actors, and each member of the audience should find something to delight - with special kudos to "Lizzy" and "To Serve Butter" in Program A
Religion, politics, and social media juxtapose as the North Carolina Republican incumbent - running for Senate re-election in three days - makes some spontaneous remarks about God which land him in very hot water with his conservative constituents
A gripping military courtroom thriller set in Cuba during the Cold War questions the limits of military power and whether the military, in its role as society's protector, is exempt from the beliefs and values that govern the rest of society
When the patriarch of a Jewish family dies, fur begins to fly among the grandkids over who is a better Jew and who deserves to keep grandpa's gold pendant - the Hebrew symbol for "life" which he kept around his neck throughout his life
This Labyrinth Ball is one of the few classical Masquerade events open to everyone and 2016 promises to be bigger and more `Fantastical’ than ever. Come and be astonished, or do the "astonishing" yourself
Adapted from Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin," TOM brings to life a shameful time in American history seen through the eyes of plantation slaves and especially through the experiences of Uncle Tom himself: "I'll be free when I die"
Alma is a preacher's daughter who must overcome her father's strict rules for living a lifeless life and her mother's deteriorating mental illness to experience life to its fullest and express her love for her unattainable next-door neighbor
When Jack takes his family to Aspen, he hopes that his job interview with corporate Board members at the resort will end his extended period of unemployment - but will it help to work out his ruptured relationships with his wife and daughter?
A happily married, successful attorney, Amir was raised Moslem but has turned his back on Islam in his pursuit of the American Dream - until a small article in the New York Times upends his life and brings everyone's hidden prejudices to the surface
An exhilerating production of the Shakespeare classic, the star-crossed lovers are in modern-day Israel, where the daughter of the Capulets, a prominent Israel family, falls in love with the son of the well-to-do Montague clan in a forbidden liaison
When his girlfriend leaves him, Ruben decides that it's time to give up alcohol and become a sober Australian - but he never anticipates what that means to his life as he knows it and what huge changes will occur on the path to sobriety
Col. Ulysses S. Armadillo refuses to leave Iraq, even though his military compatriots departed years ago; what happens when the NY Times sends a reporter and photographer to interview him, given his notoriety over remaining in his bunker in Iraq
Pacific Resident Theatre presents works of the highest quality and are best known for their exquisite offerings of plays that are not often produced. Their fresh take on The Eccentricities of a Nightingale by Tennessee Williams opens tonight