Articles by Alex Weaver

Dog Sees God - Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

Dog Sees God - Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead Clever, funny take on beloved, well-known comic strip characters as they navigate the high school gauntlet on the path to figuring out who they are. Plus death. Plus the internet. Plus bullying. Plus binge drinking. Plus sexuality.

The 39 Steps - Hilarious Whodunit at Malibu Playhouse

The 39 Steps - Hilarious Whodunit at Malibu Playhouse Hilarious Whodunit with Double-Crossing Secret Agents, Death-Defying Chases, and Devastatingly Beautiful Women. And only 4 actors portraying more than 130 characters. A Hitchcock homage (of sorts).

Hollywood Party - New 1928 Farce Comedy

Hollywood Party - New 1928 Farce Comedy Hollywood 1928. Lights… Cameras… Press… Jewel Thieves, Cross Dressers, a Snooping Butler, and Two Murderers to Unmask!

Bulrusher - Los Angeles Premiere of Pulitzer Prize Finalist

Bulrusher - Los Angeles Premiere of Pulitzer Prize Finalist A multiracial orphan girl, growing up in a predominantly white California town in the 1950’s... discovers a new sense of self when a black girl from Alabama suddenly appears in her world.

One In The Chamber - "A Powerhouse of a Play"

One In The Chamber - "A Powerhouse of a Play" Six years ago, a ten-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his little brother. Now, we meet his whole family. One In The Chamber brings to life a dysfunctional family drama that explores the effects of gun violence in one American family.

Paternus - Keeping "the Edge" in LA Theatre

Paternus - Keeping "the Edge" in LA Theatre A father and son, snowbound in an RV, without food and no hope of rescue... how their struggle to survive changes their relationship. The story is told in reverse, starting at the “end” and working backwards to the start of their journey

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Supernatural: The Play - Natural Hair Meetup

Supernatural: The Play - Natural Hair Meetup If you haven’t heard, women of color around the world are meeting and talking about natural hair. They are doing it fabulously in droves through hair workshops, hair makeover experiences, hair lectures, hair product tests, and so much more

The Sexual Life of Savages - Who's Keeping Count?

The Sexual Life of Savages - Who's Keeping Count? The existential double standard - unending debate as to what is acceptable and unacceptable when it comes to gender roles. What happens when the main character, everyman Hal, discovers that his girlfriend has had more sexual partners than he

The Human Spirit - Riveting Performances

The Human Spirit - Riveting Performances The story is both heartbreaking and uplifting, with moments of wry humor, as parties from both sides of Apartheid work selflessly together to achieve, against all odds, unbelievably positive results, despite major obstacles.

Flim Flam - Houdini and the Hereafter

Flim Flam - Houdini and the Hereafter Harry Houdini is determined to prove that a beautiful and seductive psychic (championed by Arthur Conan Doyle) is a phony, until she appears to make contact with his beloved dead mother, and he must confront his own beliefs about life-after-death.

Dental Society Midwinter Meeting - A Comedy with Teeth

Dental Society Midwinter Meeting - A Comedy with Teeth Following a scandal of molar-sized proportions, the Chicago Dental Society has gathered to debate the future of Midwestern dentistry as they know it. But how can a group of upright dental professionals actually make a difference?

The Human Spirit - World Premiere

The Human Spirit - World Premiere The Human Spirit is a compelling, inspirational true story we can all relate to: loss, devastation, heartbreak... but it serves as a reminder of something that we can all achieve: recovery, replenishment, and making an impact on others.

Les Misérables - Voices Soft as Thunder

Les Misérables - Voices Soft as Thunder "Les Mis" -- "You can feel the energy. It’s the magic of theatre at work; no matter how well you might know the story, it’s always an extra thrill to experience it performed and live in a place where auto-tune and do-overs are far away"

THE VORTEX - Noël Coward at Malibu Playhouse

THE VORTEX - Noël Coward at Malibu Playhouse The Vortex premiered in 1924 in London; its scandalous subject matter of drug abuse, repressed homosexuality, nymphomania, and Oedipal jealousy made Coward an overnight sensation. This production of The Vortex is updated to the mod London of 1965

Pray to Ball - An American Artistic Narrative Gains an Islamic Voice

Pray to Ball - An American Artistic Narrative Gains an Islamic Voice As a young American born Orthodox Muslim, Amir Abdullah noticed a virtual absence of Islam in the American artistic narrative. He set out to change that with this new play

Waiting For Johnny Depp - A New Musical with Heart

Waiting For Johnny Depp - A New Musical with Heart Join Rita Donatella as she takes the audience (quite willingly) along with her on her quest to land the role of a lifetime in a Johnny Depp film... What will she do for her art? Anything? What about career, dating, and family?

The Twilight of Schlomo Review - World Premiere at The Elephant Space

The Twilight of Schlomo Review - World Premiere at The Elephant Space A former not-quite-successful stand-up comic, Richard uses weed, blow, and acidic humor as armor, wrestling with his own personal truths and discovering who he still wants to be

Waiting for Johnny Depp - Hilarious, Heartwarming New Musical

Waiting for Johnny Depp - Hilarious, Heartwarming New Musical WAITING FOR JOHNNY DEPP takes us on a wild ride with New York actress Rita Donatella, in her quest to land the role of a lifetime in a Johnny Depp film. It's an outrageous tale of adventures in the entertainment industry

WHAT WE DON’T SAY - Hollywood Men Come Together

WHAT WE DON’T SAY - Hollywood Men Come Together An unflinchingly honest look into how men process finding their true love, keeping the marriage sparks alive, dealing with divorce, keeping the love alive beyond death, and struggling to conceive a child.

Night & Dave - Limited Engagement

Night & Dave - Limited Engagement Night & Dave is a funny and touching one-man tour de force that chronicles Trudell’s evolution from being marked as different in kindergarten to taking ownership of his identity in the midst of turbulence and hilariousness

Suburban Showgirl - Limited Engagement

Suburban Showgirl - Limited Engagement Suburban Showgirl is an inspirational one-woman tour de force written by and starring Palmer Davis about “Wendy Walker” — wife, mother of two, and professional dancer — whose life is not turning out quite the way she had hoped

FALLING - Thriving at Rogue Machine

FALLING - Thriving at Rogue Machine FALLING is really about loving someone who's hard to love. And that's a universal thing; we all have that in our families somewhere. It might be us!

Tender Napalm - The West Coast Premiere Returns

Tender Napalm - The West Coast Premiere Returns Two young lovers struggle to reconcile their relationship in the face of disaster. As their individual coping mechanisms trigger each other’s despair, the young couple lives out the play in a series of wild fantasies

Lovecraft: Nightmare Suite - Los Angeles Premiere

Lovecraft: Nightmare Suite - Los Angeles Premiere Six strange tales of monsters, mayhem, and cosmic horrors brought to life through storytelling, puppetry, and shadow play. All text is taken directly from the short fiction, essays, and poetry of the godfather of modern horror, H.P. Lovecraft

Waiting for Godot - Extended Run at the New Stella Adler Lab Theater

Waiting for Godot - Extended Run at the New Stella Adler Lab Theater The Stella Adler Academy has formed a new theatre within the Stella Adler Academy. The Stella Lab Theater made its debut with the critically acclaimed production Waiting for Godot, now extended through October 20th

The Dream of the Burning Boy - West Coast Premiere at Malibu Playhouse

The Dream of the Burning Boy - West Coast Premiere at Malibu Playhouse Dane, a popular high school student, dies unexpectedly after a conference with his English teacher, Larry. The resulting emotionally-charged encounters reveals how choices in life can lead to missed opportunities.

Resurrection of the Ants Review - When Reality Bites

Resurrection of the Ants Review - When Reality Bites Making its Los Angeles debut, award-winning director Gary Wolf brings us Resurrection of the Ants, written by and starring Paul Fontana who—thankfully for us—has a white knuckle grasp on reality and writing talent.

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