Articles by Alex Weaver

The Last Five Years (Review) - You Say Goodbye and I Say Hello

The Last Five Years (Review) - You Say Goodbye and I Say Hello This is not a spoiler—from the very beginning of The Last Five Years, you know how it ends. And even tough it does not end well, the journey to its sad conclusion is a lovely one

A Memory of Two Mondays - Day to Day

A Memory of Two Mondays - Day to Day Punch in. Punch out. Do the work, do your time, wait for the weekend. Sound familiar? In a time long before Dilbert, cubicle monkeys, and a life-sucking recession, Arthur Miller was musing on all these things and more. Oh, so much more.

The Barking Pig - Oink oink woof

The Barking Pig - Oink oink woof A barking pig, by loose definition, is someone who changes the world. He doesn’t go along with the norm and doesn’t ever let anyone tell him what to do. This one-act play is now at Theatre Asylum as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival

Life in the Middle Ages - Fun at Fringe

Life in the Middle Ages - Fun at Fringe Part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. The Hollywood Fringe Festival is an annual celebration of the emerging arts and there are over 170 projects over the next three weeks. The Festival takes place June 16-26, 2011

Hitchcocked - Cocked and loaded

Hitchcocked - Cocked and loaded There’s so much perky aliveness and booming good health to be had at the west coast premiere of Hitchcocked at the Asylum Lab. Until, of course, someone gets murdered

Thicker Than Water - Home is where they have to take you in

Thicker Than Water - Home is where they have to take you in Thicker Than Water doesn’t shy away from handling the big stuff, not once does it lecture you, tell you what to think or how to vote. The cast is nothing short of exquisite. I was positively giddy to see Barbara Bain (Cinnamon Carter, anyone?)

CABARET: The Musical - Leave your troubles outside.

CABARET: The Musical - Leave your troubles outside. Sit up front and you won’t regret it

Small Engine Repair Review - Vrooom

Small Engine Repair Review - Vrooom Small Engine Repair will not let you get comfortable or complacent or let you assume for one second that you know what’s going to happen next. These 90 minutes are full of surprises

The Prisoner of Second Avenue Review - Meet me at the corner of Angst and Paranoia

The Prisoner of Second Avenue Review - Meet me at the corner of Angst and Paranoia Meet me at the corner of Angst and Paranoia

The Bluest Eye - Based on the novel by Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye - Based on the novel by Toni Morrison This expression of The Bluest Eye tells us, shows us, helps us understand. Phantom Projects Theatre Group specializes in plays based on classic pieces of literature. From here on out, I vow to see every one

Just Imagine Review - Working Class Hero

Just Imagine Review - Working Class Hero At the close of the show, the audience members who weren’t leading the standing ovation rushed up to shake his hand or get a quick photo. Now that’s the real deal

The Golden Gays Review - Sunny Days at Shady Pines

The Golden Gays Review - Sunny Days at Shady Pines Don’t dilly dally getting your tickets: The Golden Gays is back in LA by popular demand with the emphasis on both “popular” and “demand”

Dog Sees God Review - Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

Dog Sees God Review - Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead With Dog Sees God, you go for the fun, lots of laughs, and you get a sort of contemporary morality play in the bargain

RENT (The Musical) - EXTENDING to May 21, 2011

RENT (The Musical) - EXTENDING to May 21, 2011 Everything you love about RENT is here

Copenhagen Review - What Happens in Copenhagen Stays in Copenhagen

Copenhagen Review - What Happens in Copenhagen Stays in Copenhagen What happens in Copenhagen stays in Copenhagen

Stella Adler Academy Los Angeles Review - Imagofest 2010

Stella Adler Academy Los Angeles Review - Imagofest 2010 One thing that can make great actors unforgettable is exceptional writing, and the three one-act plays making their world premiere at the Stella Adler are rich with brilliance, both on and off the stage

The Sunset Limited

The Sunset Limited In an age of short attention spans, endless multi-tasking and Googlefied width without depth, it was intensely satisfying to sink into a seat at the Los Angeles premier of The Sunset Limited—a focused demanding experience

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